Archives For kindness

Random compliments

02/21/2017

“I can live for two months on a good compliment.” ~Mark Twain


“People wonder why I give so many compliments out to strangers. I’m not being fake and I’m not looking for people to like me. But if I pass someone and I like something, I say it. “Love those shoes!” or “Great hair!” or “Wow your eyes are beautiful!” . . . Why? . Because life is hard and this world can be a sh!++y place and people are mean. You never know how much those few words mean to someone, you never know what hell they may be going through; and when you put positivity out there into the universe YOU yourself become a happier person. It’s hard to be nice and be miserable yourself. It’ll reflect from the outside in. I’m telling you . . . random compliment giving will change your life; and maybe someone else’s too.” ~J.S. Weatherhead

Compliment people. Magnify their strengths, not their weaknesses.

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Watch our words

02/20/2017

“Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.” ~Desmond Tutu

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We toss them around like they are nothingness… invisible air out of our mouths or thoughts from fingertips. We say we’re just being funny, sarcastic or ‘venting’ but words are things that carry energy and weight. Maya Angelou said they get into the fabric of our lives, our curtains and our clothing. Into our very being. We lighten our hearts and the world around us when we share words that help and don’t harm. Let’s scatter kindness with our powerful everyday words.

“Bless the house in which you wake, and the people who also sleep there. Bless your city and your country and your world. Bless everyone you will meet today. Bless everyone else who is driving along the freeway with you. Ask that your mind be filled with light, that you might be a channel for God’s love. You cannot do this regularly in a committed way and feel like your life has no purpose. When you give love you will feel love.” ~Marianne Williamson, Everyday Grace

“Love is my gift to the world. I fill myself with love, and I send that love out into the world.” ~Wayne W. Dyer

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Moment by Moment

04/21/2016

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The same world is very different to each one of us. We are able to see and appreciate only to the degree to which we have mastered our mind and emotions. Our work is to tune our thoughts and feelings to become so stable, and yet so flexible, that Life will reveal to us Her deeper mysteries. Wisdom is not wasted on the self-indulgent. Wisdom is the reward of the steadfast moment-by-moment discipline and perseverance of the one who aspires.” ~Ann Mortifee 

Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. ~Dr. Samuel Johnson

When kindness has left people, even for a few moments,
we become afraid of them, as if their reason has left them.

~Willa Cather

Kindred Support

08/14/2014 — 14 Comments

Be with those who “get” you. It’s important!

be with those RUMI

Choose your friends with caution,

Plan your future with purpose, and

Frame your life with faith.

~Thomas Merton

Rise By Lifting

04/16/2014

“One person can make a difference and everyone should try.” ~John F. Kennedy

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” ~William Janes

“I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.” ~Daphne Rae, Love Until It Hurts, 1980 (often erroneously attributed to Mother Teresa)