“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.”
“Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, and don’t put up with people that are reckless with yours.”
“Too much self-centered attitude, you see, brings, you see, isolation. Result: loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering.”
Being kind is the cure for extreme self-centeredness.
“Do you love the world? Do you believe the world loves you back?” In “The Braiding of Sweetgrass”, Robin Wall Kimmerer asks this question.
How would you answer this question? And why?
Sometimes the kindest thing you can do is find a nice place to sit and wait out the hysteria. Be kind to you, first so that you have the energy to be kind to others.
The sun goes down on everyone at one time or another. Be kind.
What do you need to be your best this week? How can you add it into your plans?
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It’s Sunday. In the Western Hemisphere, summer is beginning to fade. What are you going to fill your September with? May we recommend kindness. A kind life is a happy life. Try it.
“You can tell by the kindness of a dog how a human should be.”
“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.”
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The future is obscured for us all. This is a time of great change. Be kind now, while you can.
I get it. He said something awful and you got mad. Remember all of those times that you’ve said something stupid? We all do it all the time. Take a deep breath. Be kind.
Sick of the chaos? The world is filled with beauty. Take your eyes off the chaos for an hour or 10. Be kind to you.
Thank you sun for rising today so beautifully . Thank you world for supporting me. Thank you for another chance to be kind.
Sometimes, the kindest thing you can do is light a candle and send a kind thought out to the world.
Oy. A new week. Stop just for a moment. Put your hand on your heart. Is it beating? Take a breath. Imagine perpetrating a kindness. Get to work. Everything else will fall in line.
“Together we can change the world, just one random act of kindness at a time.”
“Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.”
Sunflowers turn their face to the light. You can do this as well. Let go of dark people and their dark thoughts. Turn your face to kindness and light.
There is so much crazy stuff going on right now. Who knows what’s really going on? Don’t judge. Be kind.
As summer begins to wane, remember to be kind — especially to yourself.
When it’s dark, look for the stars. Can’t find a star? Be one by being kind.
Stop standing around with the other stunned and silent ostriches (emus?) staring at what he’s doing. All you are asked to do in this life is be kind. Yes. Being kind is more than enough.
Can I just hide here for a year or two? Take the time you need. Return when your mind and heart are clear. Be kind to you.
Somewhere in the world right now, spring is just beginning. No matter how tired and disheartened you are right now, spring will come to your life, sooner than you think. Hold on. Spring is coming for you. Plant the seeds by being kind.
This world is truly a magical place. Kindness is your conduit to the extraordinary. Be kind.
There is magic in every moment. Be kind to all. Unlock the wonder.
“Death is inevitable. But living a life we are proud of? That is something we can actually control.”
Feeling helpless? World a little too crazy? Try being kind. “A kind act can sometimes be as powerful as a sword.”
“To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.”
Ray T Bennett
“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”
There is no them. There is only us. Be kind to all.
Welcome the strawberries of summer and all of the human and mechanical hands that has brought them from the hot field and into your hands. May kindness shower you.
Stuck? Kindness will take you everywhere you want to go. Kindness to another will give you energy. Kindness to yourself will give you energy to move past your stuck place. Kindness is the fuel that will being you the life you want. Be kind.
Be kind because bees need flowers and flowers need bees. Kindness marks the interaction between them.
So it’s happened — some mess. It’s likely your fault, but maybe it’s the other guys. Who knows. It’s just a mess. Be kind — to yourself, the guy you hit, and whoever comes to referee.
You are the star of your own life. Shine bright. Be kind.
It takes time for a tomato to ripen. It also takes time for you to grow into yourself. As hard as it is to fathom, it takes those jerks to grow up too. Be patient. Be kind.
No matter how dark it feels, remember that there is always kind light shining down on you. Share your kindness.
Breathe in. Breathe out. Be kind.
Phew. It’s been a long week and another is just around the corner. Sometimes, you need to get yourself a little something and take a breath. Be kind to you.
Kindness is love coming through you from the source. Touch it, feel it, let it go — Be kind.
Sometimes, you have to imagine that your mind and spirit are on a quiet calm island to keep from screaming at the top of your lungs. Don’t loose your cool. Stay kind.
Worn out from a long road? It’s okay to rest for a while. Be kind to you. Just don’t give up. Be kind to your dreams.
In a race to see who can be more “right” — where cruelty is theme of the day — be different. Be kind.
Hold tight to those you love. Love everyone.
Peace of mind is in short supply these days. How is yours?
Be kind. Watch peace return to your ravaged mind.
Whatever you do today — be kind.
Turn it off. Take a real break. Move around. Reach out to someone who loves you. Take a breath. Read fiction. Laugh. Refuse to believe what they are feeding your mind. Be kind
Long journey? We are all walking our way home. Enjoy every moment. Be kind.
You are a part of this world. Taking care of you is taking care of the world. What do you need today? Be kind with your answer.
“Death is inevitable. But living a life we are proud of? That is something we can actually control.”
“Charles Darwin, who studied human evolution, actually didn’t see mankind as being biologically competitive & self-interested. Darwin believed that we are a profoundly social & caring species. He argued that sympathy & caring for others is instinctual.”
By Claudia Hall Christian
“You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can’t put a dollar sign on.”
We live in a time where your very core will be tested.Take on the power of kindness and be kind. The world cannot tempt you to be something you are not. “The world will ask you who you are, and if you do not know, the world will tell you.”
Our job is to love people without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy.”
Thomas Merton #whathesaid
Dear Self, you are Good Enough.
“Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.”
“I exist not to be loved and admired, but to love and act. It is not the duty of those around me to love me. Rather, it is my duty to be concerned about the world, about (hu)man(s).”
“Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.”
Franklin D Rosevelt
This is one of the most popular posts. It’s a reminder of who the US is day in and day out. Bullying and postering are about weakness. Kindness is strength.
Ask yourself — where do I light up? What’s my genius spark? We all have them. What is yours? Your ancestors dreamed of have the freedom, power, and wealth you have now — even if you have very little, it’s more than Irish peasants had pre-1970, more than slaves, more than English Catholics or Puritans or Pilgrims… Find your spark. Use it to brighten the world. Be kind along the way.
Your kindness sends sparks of sheer light out into the world. Be kind. Light up the world.
Be kind. When you’re angry, be kind. When you’re sad, be kind. When you’re f**ng sick of it, be kind. When you’re happy, be kind. When you’re struggling, be kind. Your kindness will see you through the storms of emotions.
Feeling forlorn? Be kind to yourself and everyone around you. It will cause hope to blossom sooner.
Sometimes, all we need to remember that this year is simply a ring on the tree of your life. Make it a kind year.
Be grateful for the things you take for granted — trees planted by someone else, clean air, prevalent water, food for the taking, a safe place to rest your head. 2 minutes of gratitude will change your life.
Wherever you are, be kind. Make kind memories. Share your life with kind people.
You want to be kind. You know that kindness will change your life, and the world. You understand that kindness is coded into your DNA. So what stands between you and being kind?
Give recklessly to everyone you meet. Be kind to everyone for no reason at all.
Kindness is a tiny seed which grows into a bounty that feeds the world. Be kind. Harvest a bounty in your life and the world.
Kindness is the fertilizer of love. Bury the bullshit. Be kind.
Listen, some day, someone will ask you — What did you do in 2019? You can easily say: “I was kind and it changed everything.” So be kind. Change everything.
Hey, this thing we call life is passing one day at a time. Be kind now. You never know when you won’t ever have a chance.
“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength & resolution.”
Lately, people have been saying to me that kindness is weakness. Kindness is NOT weakness. This week, we’ll explore the power of kindness.
Have you ever been in a situation where you are confronted with an angry person? Be kind. Kindness is a genetically programmed language in every human’s brain. They will relax, even just a bit, whether they like it or not. #PowerofKindness
A few years ago, I started this project where I would say “Good Morning” to everyone I saw in the morning, regardless of who they were. Most people respond in some way. You’d be surprised. Kindness is humanness. Give it a try
Sometimes, you just have to look at the flowers and breathe. Flowers bloom and shine regardless of the crappy, angry people around them. You can do the same. Be kind. Shine on.
What do you believe? “Our kindness may be the most persuasive argument for that which we believe.”
I believe that human nature is kindness. Luckily, the research agrees with me. We were born to be kind, to cooperate with each other — regardless of our differences
Trees flower for such a short period of time. They burst with beauty, and then its gone. Our lives are like this — a flash of beauty and then they are gone. Be kind. It will make the short time beautiful.
I know this will sound crazy to you, but the actual thing that people are angry about, when you get down to it, is that they feel left out, abandoned, and ostracized by our world and economy. Be kind. Remind people that we are in this together.
By Claudia Hall Christian
Kindness brings color to an otherwise bland moment, day, and life.
The light comes in on all of us. but so few revel in its bounty. Soak it up and SHINE ON!
Kindness thoughts travels. Send a kind thought to those flooded by fear, overwhelm, or actual water. It makes a difference.
Let’s keep it simple — being kind will make your every day feel like summer in a gorgeous meadow.
Feel a little shattered by life? Take a break. Breathe. Don’t face it again until you’ve put your pieces back together. Be kind to you.
Life is a grand meadow with kindness as the flower. You certainly can live without flowers but why? Be kind. Plant a flower in someone’s day, maybe even your own. #
Kindness brightens the deepest shadow.
We are all seedlings stretching out of the earth together. Be kind to everyone. They are as tiny and fragile as you are.
From sunrise to sunset, be kind.
Feel dark? Light from afar continues to shine down on you — even if you can’t see it. Be kind. Shine right back.
Thinking of giving up? It’s easy to understand why. Here’s the thing — everything can change in a moment. Never give up hope. Be kind to your heart.
It’s enough to make anyone nuts! You may as well make it fun! Put on a fake nose, turn up the music and dance.
The seed is already planted. Be kind. Let it grow.
This science is clear — we all start out as assholes. Some people never develop beyond this point. Face it — that may be you. Be kind to the assholes of the world –even when they are yourself.
Found yourself in the middle of those assholes? All you have to do is be kind. That’s all.
Claudia Hall Christian Everyday Kindness
Oh f**k, it’s only Wednesday. What’s left to do? Be kind. Just be kind.
Looking for a way to spice up your life? Ready for a real adventure. Be kind. You’ll be amazed at the doors it will open, the people you will meet, and the amazing things you will do. Being kind is the biggest adventure of all.
“Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.”
Robert H. Schuller
“Some people are in such utter darkness that they will burn you just to see a light. Try not to take it personally.”
“How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it.”
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.”
Research finds that kindness is inherent in human beings. It’s time to unlearn your unkind behavior. It’s not who or what you are. It’s something you’ve learned.
Be kind. Everyone is under tremendous pressure right now. Be kind to them and make a special effort to be kind to you.
Kindness builds the home you long for. Be kind.
Yep. Everything is overwhelming right now. There’s no question that’s true. Take a break. Don’t give up. Be kind to you.
For all of these Saturdays, I ask you to be kind. Today, give yourself the gift of quiet peace, still kindness. Give yourself the peace of love
You don’t have to say the right words. You just have to say kind words.
How’s your personal crazy doing this week? Yeah, I thought so. Let’s agree to do one act of self-kindness every day this week and dial back the crazy. We don’t have to live this way.
This week, make an appointment to spend time with someone who loves you. Face-to-face is the most powerful, but computer video call works. Telephone or chat or sitting and writing a letter. Connection is self care
Breathe. You’ve survived every “worst day of your life” so far. You’ll survive this one too. Take a breath. Let it go. You’ve got this. Be kind to you.
Nothing is better than a good book to remind you who you are and restore your faith in humanity. Call a librarian and ask what s/he recommends. Go to a book store. Ask your friends.
Peace in the world is everybody’s business, no matter where you live or what you do.” Betty Williams One way to be responsible for peace in the world is to be responsible for your own personal peace. Your peace will affect everyone around you. This is the way the world is changed.
What is kindness? It’s a behavior marked by ethical characteristics, a pleasant disposition, and concern and consideration for others. Is this you? Why not?
Want to get wet? Hang out in water. Hang out with angry people? Get angry. Hang out with kind people, get kind.
Look up. The sky is blue. The trees are coming back into leaf in the Northern Hemisphere and in autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. Breathe. It’s a beautiful world.
Here’s a trick — put your headphones on and don’t turn on anything. People will assume you’re listening to something. Silence is healing. Give yourself the gift of silence today.