Spread a little kindness

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“Every single day, no matter who you meet in the day - friends, family, work colleagues, strangers - give joy to them. Give a smile or a compliment or kind words or kind actions, but give joy! Do your best to make sure that every single person you meet has a better day because they saw you.” - Rhonda Byrne-

“No one can hurt you without teaching a life's lesson. So accept it with love and kindness.” - Debasish Mridha M.D.-

“If you haven't walked in someone else's shoes, it's difficult to know the fit, so be kind and compassionate.” -Heather Wolf-

 

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“This is what kindness does...each little thing we do goes out, like a ripple, into the world.” - Jacqueline Woodson-

“Today I will take the opportunity to do unanticipated good.” - Steve Maraboli-

“If we have the opportunity to be generous with our hearts, ourselves, we have no idea of the depth and breadth of love's reach.” -Margaret Cho-

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Empathy

What is it?

Empathy is the ability to perceive and interpret what another person is feeling or maybe even thinking. That is to say, it’s a way of understanding and comprehending what another person is feeling.

It means to put yourself in someone else’s shoes.

Well-developed empathy implies not only understanding what the other person is feeling, but also anticipating their response to such feelings.

Maybe stating it this way makes it sound like empathy is metaphysical or some kind of divine skill.

But the truth is that many of us at one point or another of our lives develop empathy, to a lesser or greater degree.

It would be good to develop and promote it to its maximum potential, because it will make us stronger people and will strengthen our relationships.

Empathy = putting yourself in someone else's shoes.
 

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"My parents taught me about the importance of qualities like kindness, respect, and honesty, and I realize how central values like these have been to me throughout my life." -Kate Middleton-

"I think when we can turn to the person sitting next to us and really see them with kindness and see ourselves reflected back - when there's some dignity and compassion traveling back and forth." -Sharon Stone-

"What are gold and jewels and precious utensils? Mere dross and dirt. The human face and the human heart, reciprocations of kindness and love, and all the nameless sympathies of our nature - these are the only objects worth being attached to." -William Godwin-
 

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“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” – Scott Adams

“Because that’s what kindness is. It’s not doing something for someone else because they can’t, but because you can.” – Andrew Iskander
 

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How would you feel if you had to rely on a stranger to provide your lunch every day?

How do you feel when you are hungry and have to wait to eat?

How would it feel to experience that sort of hunger every day?

What do you think would be the hardest part of not having a home?

If you did not have a place to live, what things would be most important to you?

Where would you sleep?

How would you stay clean?

What things are you grateful for?

Are these things you need to live or things that are simply nice to have?

Watch for opportunities to relieve pain around you.

Challenge stereotypes and myths about people who are poor.

Do you know that over 20% of U.S. children live in poverty?

– According to the World Bank, 385 million children around the world live in poverty

– Every year, 3.1 million children die (8,500 children per day) due to poor nutrition

– 1 in 4 children is living in poverty in the world’s richest countries

– 805 million people worldwide do not have enough food to eat

– 80% of the world’s population lives on the equivalent of less than $10 a day

– Almost half the world — over three billion people — lives on less than $2.50 a da
 

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"If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give." -George MacDonald-

In each generation, we’re asked to discover, through love and suffering, that we are at heart the same and that caring for each other is the one tribe we all belong to. How do we come to this knowledge in our own lives, in our own families, in our own communities? What brings us together and what throws us apart? How do we inhabit what we have in common as well as what makes us unique in ways that deepen our daily practice of service and compassion?

To honor the timeless process and to enliven these questions, the aim of this webinar is to uncover and personalize pathways that bring us together. During these three sessions, we will explore the heartwork required to inhabit our lives by engaging our ongoing relationships to self, other, work, community and Source. The integrity of our heartwork depends on integrating who we are with what we do. and how we care for each other in the face of crisis.

Ours is a complicated era and so we need every resource and example of heart and resilience we can find. In these trying times, we are being challenged to accept and inhabit the spiritual fact that we need each other more than ever.

My hope is that through this time together you will become more intimate with your own true nature and our kinship with all things, that you will leave stronger and gentler as you make your way.

Mark Nepo - spiritual writer, poet, philosopher, healing arts teacher, cancer survivor.
 

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Much of the nation's charitable giving occurs between GivingTuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and Dec. 31. But the need for help persists all year long.

“For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge you’ll never walk alone.

"We leave you a tradition with a future.

The tender loving care of human beings will never become obsolete.

People even more than things have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed and redeemed and redeemed.

Never throw out anybody.

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands: one for helping yourself, the other for helping others." -Sam Levenson-
 

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Kindness means a behavioral response of compassion and actions that are selfless; or a mindset that places compassion for others before one’s own interests. In performing the selfless act, a person may undercut their own selfish interests.

Kindness is a value that is often disregarded. Why is kindness so undervalued? In part, it’s because kind people may be viewed as “enablers” by some, or worse, as “suckers” by the cynical. Thus, the cynic’s view that one is a “sucker,” if one behaves in a kind manner toward others, reflects a belief system that success is only achieved through stepping on or ignoring others. Yet, the cynic’s behavior rarely results in true happiness—that sense of feeling loved, that one’s true destiny and purpose are fulfilled, and that what one is doing matters in the most profound sense.
 

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Having a kind heart makes your life beautiful, peaceful, and fulfilling. When you possess a kind heart, you ought to behave responsibly and appropriately. Your kind heart allows you to pursue righteousness and kindness that in turn brings righteousness, and honor to your life. As kindness changes everything, you will find your life also changes in a positive way.

"Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again." -Og Mandino-
 

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You can disagree with someone and still be kind.

"Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not." -Samuel Johnson-

"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." -Mark Twain-
 

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What is kindness?

Kindness is behaviour marked by acts of generosity, consideration, or concern for others, without having an expectation of praise or reward.

Kindness is a topic in the Bible.

In Book II of "Rhetoric", Aristotle defines kindness as "helpfulness towards someone in need, not in return for anything, nor for the advantage of the helper himself, but for that of the person helped".

Nietzsche considered kindness and love to be the "most curative herbs and agents in human intercourse".

Kindness is considered to be one of the Knightly Virtues.

In Meher Baba's teachings, God is synonymous with kindness:

"God is so kind that it is impossible to imagine His unbounded kindness!"
 
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