Tag: Claudia Hall Christian Everyday Kindness

Quotes December 28, 2021

Courtesy of Claudia Hall Christian Everyday Kindness

Without forgiveness life is governed by…an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.
Roberto Assagioli.
“Most people quit because they look how far they have to go. Not how far they have come.”
If you need to hibernate a bit, give yourself over to it for a while.

But only for a while. Life is too short to hibernate too long.

Otherwise, be kind to you — move out of the dark; get into the light.
It’s a cold season.

Kindness will warm your heart.

Try it. Be kind.
Did you know that many movie directors choose this time of year to film because the light is so beautiful? The days are getting darker and colder.

It’s also a season of beautiful light.

Focus on the light.
You are not underwater, it just feels that way.

Like all feelings, this feeling will pass.

Reach out. Ask for help. Hang on!
It’s a big world with a lot of moving parts.


Don’t take it on all at once.

Take up one thing. Finish it.


Take on another. You’ve got this.
I don’t care what’s happened to you or

what someone has told you about you

or even what you believe.

The truth is — You are so loved.
We started Everyday Kindness in 2017 as a way of shifting the conversation back to something more genuine and real. For the last few years, we’ve tried to support, inspire, and encourage everyone to be more kind.

It’s time for us to take a break. We are not sure when we’ll be back.

There are a lot of people who talk and teach about kindness now. The best of the best is the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation @rakfoundation We encourage you to continue your study of kindness with them.

Thank you for the last five years. Many blessings on your life and kindness journey.
Claudia Hall Christian: Just a few updates before we close out the year!

Quotes December 11 2021

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“When you say ‘yes’ to others, make sure you aren’t saying ‘no’ to yourself.”
Paulo Coehlo
“Nobody can help everybody, but everybody can help someone.”
Denver Moore
Do you have a problem? Or is it possible that you’re overthinking again?

Let’s get real — if a problem exists, a solution to the problem exists.

Stop overthinking.


You’re really and truly going to be okay.

Hey! This cat has been watching your internal life.

And, she told me that you have been way too hard on yourself.

Maybe it’s time to cut yourself some slack.
Just for today, what if you focused on your own pleasure as if you were a cat.

Sleep in. Rest. Ask for what you need. Ignore what disgusts you.

Take care of you. You need it.
In a world is fluxing this way and that way, you can let go of what doesn’t serve you.

You can do it.

You deserve to be joyously, ridiculously happy.

Let it go.
Wherever you’re heading, being kind will make everything easier.

So be kind — to yourself and in every interaction

Quotes December 04, 2021

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“Express gratitude for the greatness of small things.”
Rickie Norton
“The WAY you tell your story to YOURSELF matters.”
Amy Cuddy
Find a way to make it kind.
Put down the phone.

Stop doom scrolling

You’ve read enough about those horrible people.

Be kind to yourself. Let it go.
Magic surrounds you.

Magic is inside of you.

Can you feel it?
In this time of great change, you are likely wondering where you’re going next.

Whatever you do, make it kind.

Let kindness inform your choices and help you grow a better life.
“Bliss is the result of a silent conversation between me and my dog”

Who do you talk to? Maybe it’s time to connect for a chat — whether with a good friend, a therapist, or a dog.

Talk. You’ll feel better.
Listen, this is an exhausting time filled with uncertainty and grief.

There’s no book or class you can take on “How to get through a worldwide pandemic.”

Listen to the dog of kindness. What do you need right now? How can you make it happen?
Ever wonder what these cats are saying to you?

We believe that they are saying very simply: “Be kind.”

Be kind and feed me. Be kind and breathe. Be kind and play with me. Be kind.
Every once in a while, it’s good to take time to say: “Thank You.”

Thank you for the chance to breathe.

Thank you for all of the joy and all of the pain.

Thank you for the love and kindness in your life.

Thank you for life.
It’s really not that complicated.

Life is busy and complicated.

It’s time to stop, take a breath, and reorient toward what you do best.

Be kind — to yourself first.
It’s been a week.

Take care of you.

Be kind.

Quotes November 22, 2021

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“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.”
Roy T Bennett
“It’s your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you but no one can walk it for you.”
“If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.”
Sharon Salzberg
Our days are happier when we give people a piece of our heart rather than a piece of our mind.
Years from now, someone will ask you what this time was like for you. What will you tell them? How will you share your experiences of this time? Be kind when you speak and everyone will remember your words.
As we start a week that may be filled with all kinds of pressures, remember — you can be the reason someone smiles or frowns. That’s a whole lot of power. Never forget it.
We are a part of a KINDNESS nation. Are you in?
For today, let’s focus on the kindness we give and the kindness we receive.
How can you make your life kinder — to you and everyone you know? It’s an actual question, worthy of real answers. What would it take for you to live a kinder life?
The world is whispering to you ” be kind.”

Be kind to other people.

Be kind to yourself.

Be kind to the world.

Being kind is your natural state of being.

So be kind. Be yourself.
We are all confused and unsure right now. Many of the things that are happening — weather, politics, economy, life — have never happened before. No one knows what’s going to happen next. No one. How can you not be kind?
In these seasons of great change, be kind to everyone, especially yourself.
We are all on a journey through this life. When you are on a kind path, stay there. Keep going. Your life will blossom.
Are you watching the forest?

Or just the trees?

Are you obsessed with every little detail?

Or the overall flow of your big life?

Focus matters. Be kind.
A life well spent is a life filled with joy.

Find your joy.

Laugh. Dance. Play.

Be kind.

Quotes November 09, 2021

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“Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.”
Blaise Pascal.
This includes all of the words you say to yourself.
Everyone you know is drowning right now.
Be kind.
You cannot see your reflection in boiling water.
Similarly, you cannot see the truth in a state of anger.
Tired? We’re all a little bleary from the time change. Be kind to everyone, including you.
In the middle of assholes?
It’s happened to all of us. These people we think are our “friends,” we suddenly realize are actually assholes. Now what? Be kind — to yourself and them by letting go of the assholes.
The seasons are changing.
Grab a warm drink, take a few deep breathes, and remind yourself — “I’ve got this.”
Let kindness warm your heart and mind.
Beauty surrounds you — even in the weeds and dry brush.
Look for it.
It’s the world infusing you with kindness.
Years from now, someone will ask you what this time was like for you. What will you tell them? How will you share your experiences of this time? Be kind when you speak and everyone will remember your words.

Quotes November 01, 2021

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“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.”
Shannon L. Alder
“It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime.”
Steve Maraboli
“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
CoCo Chanel
“When you carry out acts of kindness, you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel.”
Harold Kushner
Try this — think these words “May Kindness rain down upon you” to every single person you meet, interact with, see, or speak with — including yourself. You’ll feel better.
This land is your land.

This land is my land.

Be kind to to the land, be kind to everyone you know.

You make a difference that you will never see or understand.
Feeling annoyed? People driving you crazy? Sick of people’s bs? Take a breath. Wish them peace. Wish them joy. Wish them healing. Wish them love.
Well crap, just when you head out to take a breath, a leaf falls into your mug. ARG! Don’t let it get you down. There’s no universal force trying to mess up your life. Laugh. Breathe. Be kind to yourself.
Most people feel a little off — crazy, depressed, anxious, frustrated, angry, lonely. Here’s a way to feel better: do one kind act today. Do another tomorrow. And then again the next day. Your kindness will change someone else’s day — and your entire life.
The world whispers to you — “Be kind. The energy of the world is love. Kindness is love in action.” Yes, the cruel and ridiculous are loud. But you know, in your heart, that they are wrong. Test it for yourself. Be kind. Show compassion.
You’ve grabbed your coat, your gloves, hat, mask, and out the door you go! Be safe. Be kind. Breathe! Never forget — you can handle everything that comes your way! You’ve got this!
Yep, it’s stressful.

And Breathe.

Yep, you feel overwhelmed — most people do.

And Breathe.

Yep, you can go off — or you can be kind.

And Breathe.

You’ve got this.
Sick of everything? We all are. Stupid virus, stupid stay at home, stupid work pressures that only get more and more intense, stupid dark mornings… There’s only one solution — be kind to yourself.
Feeling blue?
Lots of us are now.
You have to ask yourself — what do I need right now?
Do everything in your power to actually care for yourself — I repeat — to actually care for yourself (ie, not mindless scrolling, cartoons on Insta reels, doom and gloom, mindless gaming, eating everything, being shit faced).
Unsure? How about the basics? Eat good food. Drink your water. Sleep. Talk to someone who cares. Breathe. Try it — see how you feel.
Yes, this is not an easy time for you or for the world. It’s tempting to find a rock to hide under and wait this out.

But here’s the thing — the world needs your shine, your joy, your passion, your laughter, your kindness, and your love.

So get out there and shine. You CAN handle this. Shine on!

Quotes October 17, 21021

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“Do your little bit of good where you are: it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
Karen Duffy
“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.”
Roy T. Bennett
It’s a big world out there. Take a moment today to get out into it. Stuck at home? Look through museum collections online. Use Google VR on your smartphone to visit amazing places. Dream up somewhere knew. Be kind.
We’re into 20 months of pandemic combined with economic and political uncertainty, kids in and out of school, boosters, vaccines, and… It’s a lot. This is simply a season of our lives, a tree ring, if you will. This will pass.
You worked to get the house and the truck decorated Everyone is invited! You’ve got your costume on the dog or the cat. Remember to be kind — to yourself and to others.
Here’s your plan for the week: Wake up, move your body, kick ass, BE KIND, unwind, repeat! Happy Monday!
This is your Sunday reminder that you can handle anything the coming week throws at you.
What do you need right now? A day in bed? Time in peace and quiet? A good book? Peace in your heart and mind? Now is the time to beef up your self-care. Take that bath. Sleep an extra hour. Do something fun just because. Take care of yourself!

Quotes October 02, 2021

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“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”
Booker T. Washington
“As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgments but rain your kindness equally on all.”
“I have loved the stars too fondly to be afraid of the dark”
Fridtjof Nansen
“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.”
Victor Hugo
Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time you’ve got.
Mary Engelbreit
Don’t be afraid of the darkness — even if it has overtaken your mind and mood. There is light pouring down upon you from the stars. May it heal you.
Make your time kind — kind to you, kind to the planet, kind to everyone you know.
Kindness is loaning someone your strength instead of reminding them of their weakness.
Forgiving yourself means I no longer dwell on what an asshole you are. It doesn’t mean you’re no longer an asshole. (?)
Kids in school, adults back in the office, life, work, groceries… It’s a lot.

Stand in the mirror. Look yourself scare in the eyes and remind yourself.

“I’ve got this!”

Say it softly; scream it at the top of your lungs; think it in your head.

Now, go out there and get it done.
Fall is coming to the Northern Hemisphere.

What are your plans? Do they include kindness for yourself, your family, and your community?

Be kind to you.
Whichever way the wind blows, be kind.
It’s okay to not know where you are going.

Quotes September 21, 2021

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“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.”
Thomas Edison
Find a peaceful place — if only in your mind.

Breathe in. Breathe out.

This time will pass.

Be kind to you. Find your peace.
Listen, everything is changing. You know this. It’s scary — no question — and also very exciting. You cannot open new doors with old locks. It’s time for new doors. Throw out those old keys. Find a new door to your new adventure.
Feel stuck? Keep going.

Feel out of control? Keep going.

The world changing? Keep going.

You’ve totally got this!
Had a challenging week? Struggling with the jerks of the world? Listen, at least someone didn’t lose your head! With everything going on, we all need to keep a laser focus on our blessings — like still having your head. 😉
Let’s take this week as “Be kind to me” week.

What does your mental health need? What do you need?

Do you need time to breath? Or time to focus up and work?

Be kind to yourself all week.
There is light in the world — and in your life.

Let it filter in on you.

This time will pass.
Be kind.
That’s it!

Quotes September 13, 2021

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“We first make our habits and then our habits make us.”
John Dryden
Fall is upon us. It’s a great time to finally let go of that thing,person, place, job, or trauma you’ve been hanging so tightly to. Why are you holding on so tightly to something you’ve grown past? Let go. You don’t need it anymore.
Look deeply into the beauty of the world.


Be kind.

That’s all you have to do.
It seems like a good idea when you started. Now, you’re hanging off a rock in Iran a breath away from falling into the Persian Gulf. Hang on. Gather your strength. You’ve got this.
In the next six months, you’re going to hear things about yourself from other people. It’s just what happens when the structure of the world shifts. Hold an image of yourself inside when you’re happy and safe. It will remind you of who you are — even when their voices are loud.
Everything big and everything small is changing around you.

In the chaos and pressure of this time, you catch the merest glimpse of something…

“Is that really me?” you whisper to your reflection. Ask yourself the kindest thing possible — “What brings me joy?”

Keep asking until the answer comes. Be kind to you.
Whoa! It’s gale force blow hard right now! Don’t let the bombastic blow you off course. Focus on your why — your purpose — and get back on track.
Right now, there’s a quiet, safe place where a clean stream runs, where the trees grow tall, and the air is clear. This place belongs to you and you to it. No matter what you go through, this place will always be here for you.
If you start doing kind acts, you will continue to do kind acts. You’ll find yourself choosing kind people to hang out with, kind things to read and watch and listen too. It’s just how it works.