Goodwill: An Interlude
1 Goodwill is love particularized, is love in moral action.
2 Goodwill: A kindly feeling: well-wishing, benevolence, friendliness; a will acting freely from pure disinterested motives; an open, charitable attitude, without reservation or bitterness; a willingness to be fair-minded or impartial; good intention; virtuous inclination or disposition; cheerful consent; heartiness; readiness.
3 Goodwill is the man of action’s religion.
4 Goodwill is to be applied not only to others but to oneself as well — especially toward oneself!
5 A person of goodwill is always ready for a smile — she can’t help herself. She brightens the day just as does the sun; but she has one advantage over the sun: she even brightens a sunless day.
6 Goodwill is love anthropomorphized.
7 She of goodwill surely gets angry, but never in spite or resentment, or rancor. Good-willed anger is anger justified and gauged rightly.
8 Goodwill can’t but help being on the verge of joyful tears of love and sympathy toward everyone worthy of it.
9 Goodwill is just that: willed goodness — goodness strong and directed; goodness wrapped in refined judgment and subtle sensitivity.