“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-
"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-
"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.
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-
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.
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-
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".