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Quotes January 09, 2021

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“I am one person. Things get done when they get done. I will take things on step at a time, one day at a time.
Karen Salmonsohn
“Change is the essence of life; be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.”
Reinhold Niebuhr
We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.”
Howard Zinn
What kindness will you commit today?
Magic happens when you don’t give up, even though you want to. The universe always falls in love with a stubborn heart. (Book of prosperity)
We are asked to love more and judge less. Kindness is love in motion.
As we move into this new year of change, remember — you don’t always need a plan. Sometimes, you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.
“If everything around seems dark, look again. You may be the light.” Shine on.
We do ourselves a great unkindness any time we attempt to deny or block change. Change is life. You cannot stop it. Be kind to yourself and surrender to its current. Watch your life unfold.
Are you seeing things correctly? Sometimes, the kindest thing we can do is to accept that we aren’t seeing things exactly clearly. Be kind.
As the calendar changes over to January, we begin to look at our lives. Last year brought so much new into our lives and so very much sorrow. Before we drag ourselves forward, we must stop to ask: Are I on a path that will bring kindness to others and myself? If not, what needs to change? Let’s make it a kind year.

Quotes December 29, 2020

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“Give yourself some kindness today until you’re filled and pass it on.”
Lori Hill
“A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men (and women).”
Thomas Carlyle
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Joseph Joubert.
“A hero is one who knows how to hang on for one minute longer.”
Norwegian Proverb
When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over.
Haruki Marakami
Hang on. Dark days and dark moods never last forever. You will feel better soon. Being kind to everyone you know will help you feel better.
There are a lot of pieces to the puzzles. This chaos will not last. Kindness will make the chaos end sooner.
When is it that you feel alive? strong? capable? Try to do these things every single day and you will feel better. Being kind will help you find what you are best at.
No matter what is weighing you down, you can still be kind.
Every single day you get a chance to start over again. No matter what has happened in your life, you can start over again. Let go of the past and give yourself the gift of a fresh start. Be kind to you.
Are you sure you’re seeing this correctly? Listen, there’s a lot of misunderstanding going around. Checking your facts is the kindest thing you can do.
Okay, I get it. We all get it. This year has been hard. This virus thing is crazy. The politics are simply insane. It’s all hard to wrap your mind around it all. How do we move forward? Be kind. How do we get through all of this? Be kind.
Even the birds have to stay at home now. Be kind to each other. Please.
“Some people make our laugh a little louder, your smile a little brighter and your life a little better. Try to be one of those people.” We don’t know who said these words. They are still true.
Don’t let winter’s chill take over your heart. We will get through this, together. Be kind to everyone you meet, even yourself.
Seek out bright and beautiful things and people. When in doubt, BE a bright and beautiful person.
Never give up. Never ever.

We live in unusual times.

No one knows what’s going to happen next year or the year after.

There is no historic precedent so there’s no way for you to predict what’s around your corner. If you give up, you’ll miss it.
You always have a choice. Choose kindness.
Kindness is the most valuable gift you can give someone — and sometimes that someone is you.
Whether it’s cold or warm outside, don’t let the frost freeze your heart or mind. Kindness will warm you and your life.
Listen, this week has been hard. Take some time today for yourself. Grab a mask and get outside if you can. Take time in meditation or put on your earbuds and listen to your favorite turns. Recharge yourself. You deserve it.
A lot of people just need someone to be kind to them today — that person may be you.

Quotes December 22, 2020

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“Rudeness is a weak persons imitation of strength.”
Eric Hoffer
Being kind is a strong person’s way of sharing their strength with another.
Kindness is the way. Love is the why.
Even when everything seems the same, depressing old crud. Look closer. There is magnificence in the shadows. Beauty in the contrast of grey on white. And kindness in the silent moments between the same old crud.
It’s dark here in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s easy to let the dark seep into your soul. Be kind to yourself. Sleep a bit more. Drink warm fluids. Take care of you so that you can light up the world.
Just be kind to everyone you interact with. It’s easier than you think.
Kind words are sweet to the soul. So share them liberally.
Even though you often cannot see it, light filters down upon you from the heavens. No matter how dark it feels wherever you are, you are born to the light. The light is there for you. Being kind is the best way to enhance your light and that of someone else’s.
Whatever bubble you’re in, be kind — inside and outside of your bubble. Kindness will help us get through this time.

Quotes December 14, 2020

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“Because you are alive, everything is possible.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
Those jive talking turkeys don’t know what they are talking about! They feed on your anxiety. Stop listening to them. Be kind to you!
This is the time of the year in the Northern Hemisphere where the light begins to wane. Rather than suffer inside, grab a mask and get outside. 20 minutes of sunshine can give you an emotional boost and help boost your immune system. Take care of you.
This season is filled with so much beauty. Look for it until you expect to see it everywhere.
No matter what falls on you, you’ll find that kindness makes everything better. Be kind — to yourself and everyone you interact with.
Yes, yes, I understand, you’ve been thinking about this over and over and over and over again. LET IT GO! The future will unfold, and you will react perfectly. But only if you’re rested. Use the power of fall to let the ruminations go. You’ll be ready when the time comes.
This is a bull. He knows how to pee and how to poop and how to express semen. If you hang out with bulls, you’re going to become just a bit more like the bull. Is that really what you want? To be good at bullshit? Be kind to you. Find some new friends.
Some weeks have a lot of pressure to them. Be kind to you. Maybe that’s a moment of silence or a hug from someone you love or a Zoom call to a friend or a glass of wine or grab a mask and go for a walk. Make sure that you get a moment of your time.
Wherever you live in the world, we all have a lot to be thankful for. Join me in being thankful for first responders, tireless lab scientists, data nerds, exhausted doctors and nurses, morgue assistants, grocery workers, trash collectors, postal workers, election professionals, farmers, and, oh heck, everyone that keeps the world moving — including you.
You are loved. No matter how you feel or what you think, you are loved by more people than you could imagine.
There is so much to think about — both good and bad. Whatever you do, try to keep your thoughts kind. They will help you live a better life. A kind word or deed to another person will help them lead their best life.
Spring is just around the corner. Spring in your life; spring in your world; and spring in your work. Be kind to everyone you know and spring will befall you.
Let your kindness stand out above the crowd of idiocy and cruelty.
Life is short. This year has been very hard for everyone. Eat dessert first. Tell everyone that you love them. Be kind even when you don’t have to.
This year has been one storm after another. We’ve waited long enough. It’s time to dance — in our homes, safe from the virus. This is our chance to dance for ourselves, to strengthen our own hearts and souls, so that we are strong and able to dance when we get together again.

Quotes November 15, 2020

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“Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.”
Theodore Isaac Rubin
“We can all fight against loneliness by engaging in random acts of kindness.”
Gail Honeyman
In the northern hemisphere, we are moving into the lonely time of winter. When we practice kindness, we never feel alone. We can always find someone who needs our random kindness.
The amount of pie you have is limited. Share it all. The amount of love you have is unlimited. Share it all.
It’s finally the weekend. Now is the time for the kindness of deep sleep, rest for your mind, give your emotions a break. This is the start of the long haul of winter. We must focus our minds and hearts on the bright days of spring to come.
It may not seem that way to you, but people are super stressed out right now. Between politics, a deadly pandemic, the economy, the holidays, and everything else — it’s a lot right now. What if, for this week, you tried to make people feel loved? Kindness is love in action.
No matter what you have going on right now, take a moment to breathe before you respond. Ground into yourself. Then, you can be kind.
Some years ago, we quit our jobs and went on the Colorado Trail. Once on the trail, we soon realized that the guide book was usually wrong. We never knew what was around the corner. One turn could bring treacherous steel climbs while another an easy loping pace. Right now, around the world, we have no idea what’s around the corner. All we can do is be kind — to ourselves and everyone we meet.
The experts warn that the coming winter in the Northern Hemisphere may bring deep sickness and depression. We must fight the dark with kindness by taking great care to be kind to ourselves and to all we know. How will you create a daily practice of being kind to yourself and others?
This stuff isn’t going to be sorted out anytime soon. Turn off the TV. Set down the phone. Get some tea. Read a book. Breathe.
Now is a time to focus on what you want your future to look like. Do you wish to go back to school? Do you wish to learn a new career? Do you wish to move? Retire? While we are safe in our homes, we can search our hearts and plan for a new, kinder, future.
Feeling a little dried out? Feeling fresh like spring? Wherever you are, be kind — to yourself, to everyone around you, to those weirdos, all beings.
What if this year, you give yourself the trick of believing in yourself? What if you treat yourself to peace of mind?
You are surrounded by so much beauty. Give yourself the luxury of simply noticing it. Be kind to you.

If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. Kindness is always the right direction.
The future s a blank slate. What will you focus on?

Quotes November 08, 2020

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“Everyone responds to kindness.”
Richard Gere
“Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome.”
Amelia Barr
It goes like this — want a kind life? Practice acts of kindness to yourself and others every single day. Want a kinder world? Practice kind acts on yourself and others. You won’t get a kinder world by raging at yourself and the world. You won’t get a kinder world with “Me! Me! Me!” You get a kinder world by being kind – daily. “The secret to your future is hidden in your daily routine.”
Mike Murdock
Your kindness can brighten someone on a dark path.
Be kind. You may brighten their path, their day, and their life.
When you are kind to someone, you warm your heart and theirs. Be kind. Warm your heart.
What if, for today, you approach every situation with kindness and compassion? I know what you’re thinking: “HOW??” The how is easy. You decide not to engage in the drama. You take a step back. People yell and blame? You see their humanity. People without masks? You see their loneliness. You fail or fall down? You see that you tried. Being kind is your birthright. You know how. just do it.
The world is filled with so much beauty. Get out there and see it! Being kind to you is often the kindest thing you can do for other people.
The world is filled with tremendous beauty. Find it and focus on it. In this time of screaming voices and insanity, we need to be kind to ourselves by focusing on the beautiful world around us. Breathe deep. Let it go. Take another. Let it go.
The flower of your future is only one heart beat, one breath, one sunrise, or one second away. That which begins as the tiniest of seeds will grow into a beautiful flower, towering tree, or edible fruit. What will you plant? Plant kindness. Grow a kinder world.
Never give up hope. The world is filled with impossible things that will blow your mind. Life will go one. Have hope for the future. Feeling hopeless? The best way to feel better is to do a small kindness for someone else.
No matter how dark or scary those clouds may seem, they will pass. Don’t give up.
Oh spring! Everything seems bright and beautiful. Being kind to another being is like planting a beautiful seed in your heart. It will bloom over and over again. Kindness keeps spring in your heart.
This week is bound to be filled with enough doom and gloom to make even the most optimistic person feel down. There is light. There is hope. There is love. That cannot be touched by the dark. We must find the light and keep our eyes on it.
Today is a beautiful day to practice being kind to yourself. Take some time listening to your heart and mind. You know much more than you think. Treat your self to your own mind
We are in the middle of an enormous change. This is a good time to let go of what no longer serves you. Be kind to yourself as you and the world transform.
May your day be beautiful. May your health be good. May your life be filled with kindness.
Be kind today and see how people respond to you.
There is no them! There is no them! There is no them! There is no them! There is only us!

Quotes October 11, 2020

Courtesy of Claudia Hall Christian Everyday Kindness

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”
Paul Carus
“A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for.”
John A Shedd
That dark cloud that’s hanging over your head? I know that it’s difficult to see right now, but the cloud is smaller than you think. The sky will shine again, and so will you. Be kind to yourself.
There are big pumpkins, bumpy pumpkins, tiny pumpkins, orange pumpkins, and pumpkins of all sizes and shapes. Every pumpkin is beautiful. Every human being is beautiful. You are beautiful too. Feeling ugly? Try kindness. Your beauty will shine.
It doesn’t matter how big the mountain is in front of you, you will still climb it one step at a time. Being kind on the journey will give you energy for every step of your journey.

You weren’t built for playing it safe either. Being kind is the easiest risk to take.

Quotes October 06, 2020

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Never forget –> “Together, we are unstoppable”
Ibrim X Kendi
Your kindness is a bridge over someone else’s fast running troubles. Be kind. You may save a life — possibly your own.
You are love. Don’t ever ever ever ever ever forget it.
These are not normal times. Every one you know is grieving — the loss of someone they love, the end of a relationship, someone they hate, or simply the loss of civility. When you can, go easy, especially on yourself. We will get through this — together.
Emotionally exhausted? So many of us are simply emotionally done — through and through. It’s okay to take a break. Rest. Breathe. Listen to your heart. Be kind to you.
Is everything feeling dark and cold? It’s very possible that you are not seeing the whole picture. Step back. Step waaaay back. You’ll see the dark and the light as well as the cold and the warm. Being kind will help you see more clearly.
Light is fighting to break through your dark. Let the light seep in. Light enters by dribs and dabs. Soon, you will be filled with light.
The future is unwritten. Stop for a moment and read that again. Yes, the doom talkers are talking about doom. Some of it may happen. Some of it won’t. What makes the difference? Us. The future is in our hands.
Slow down for a moment. Breathe deep. Focus in on the beauty in your life. Breathe out. Beauty surrounds you, wherever you are, just waiting for you to find it.
When was the last time you really laughed? Be honest. My guess is that it has been a while. Make an effort to laugh. It will improve your mood and your immune system. Be kind to you.
Once, a very, very long time ago, there was only chaos. Then, suddenly, there was order and everything you know and love was created. This is how this universe works. If you’re looking at chaos, you need to know that something beautiful is about to be created. What this new thing is depends on us.
I know that you are tired. I know that this year has been crazy and chaotic. Listen, all you have to do is SHOW UP. Show up in your life. Show up at work. Show up for your friends. Show up for your loved ones. Just show up. That’s all you need to do.
In this crazy time, may peace be with you — today, tomorrow, and all of the days of your life.
You are a brilliant light. Your light shows in everything you do. Don’t let the dark consume you. Be kind, increase your light.

Quotes September 22, 2020

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“Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”
Right now, monsters are celebrating the monstrous things they are doing. Do not become them. You can not slay monsters by becoming one. Be kind.
People are out of their minds right now — including you. Be patient with their weirdness. Be gentle with their rage. Let your innate kindness be your guide.
Share the love and warmth you’ve stored inside. Be kind.
Some days, you just have to hold on. Your light may feel dim right now, but it will grow. You will feel better. Hold on. Be kind to you
What do these upset people want? They want you to listen, to share in their overwhelming, unbearable grief. They need your kindness, your compassion, and your empathy. Grief shared is grief diminished. Listen. Care. Be kind.
As we move into Fall, what are you ready to let go of? Maybe there’s long held grudge ready to be set down. Maybe it’s some mistake you’re ready to forgive yourself or someone else for. Maybe it’s a long held belief or a dour friend or… Be kind to you. Let it go.
Want to increase the joyous flowering in your internal field? Be kind. You’ll riotously bloom.
You can only fix what you can control.
There is so much going on in the world right now. It’s time to get back to the very basics — you can only do something about what you can control. If you are not in control of that, push it out of your mind. Focus only on what you can control.

Quotes September 14, 2020

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You do not have to read every word. You know what it says. Give your heart and mind a break. Be kind to you.
The leaves turn and fall — and for a moment, there is only silence. Soon the cacophony and riot of spring begins. Again. This is life’s cycle. Riotous spring, gives way to summer and fall. The silence begins a new. Wherever you are in your life cycle, know that life will fade to silence, only to begin again. Being kind will ease your passage.
Right this moment, a lot of people are doing their best to convince us of the darkness in the world. But we each have two hands. Let’s use them to create light. For light always beats the dark. Will you join me?
This week, let’s allow that intimate kindness to hold sway over our actions and our hearts.