The Daily Kindness Digest #715

 

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 “Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t.” ~ Pete Seger

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Help a colleague, classmate or friend finish a project they’ve been working on. Two heads are always better than one.

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Today I do. I don’t simply speak of plans, I execute on them.

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This video explains how to take your idea and create effective action.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #714

 

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 “You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” ~ Mary Tyler Moore

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Empower someone you know to keep going despite the hardships that seem to follow them. If you never give up, you never fail.

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Today I am a rock for myself and those around me.

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A man surprises shoppers with a song that is done with such unique style it’s hard not to smile!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #713

 

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 “The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it..” ~ W. M. Lewis

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Take ten minutes and just breathe. In the words of Billy Joel, “Slow down you crazy child”.

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Today I practice self-love and self-care. My health is a top priority.

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A great Ted Talk about finding self-love.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #712

 

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 “Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.” ~ Denis Waitley

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Share with someone the progress you’ve seen them make whether at home, in the office, in school or in general. Take notice to the small things.

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Today I use my words to share kindness and empower others.

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An amazing video that will inspire you!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #711

 

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 “Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.” ~ Vivian Komori

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Push yourself a bit harder today at work, in the gym, with your family etc. A little extra push goes a long way.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I challenge myself to be the best I can be.

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A great compilation of respect and sportsmanship.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #710

 

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 “I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.” ~ Thomas Carlyle

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Ask someone in your life what the best part of their day was and think about it for yourself as well. Reflection leads to gratitude.

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Today I focus on the good.

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Inspirational messages about reflection and gratitude.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #709

 

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 “In order to be happy oneself it is necessary to make at least one other person happy.” ~ Theodor Reik

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Call up a friend, sibling or old classmate and schedule some catch-up time. The best time is always now.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I give love, show love and embrace love in every way.

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A real-life video of two old friends reconnecting.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #708

 

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 “Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” ~ Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

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Be mindful to hold the door open for people.

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Today I am aware of my surroundings and how I can play a part to make it kinder.

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A light-hearted video of holding the door open for a person who is far away. 🙂
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #707

 

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 “Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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When somebody pays me a compliment, instead of denying the compliment, I take it in, and say “thank you”.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I am confident in who I am and what I bring to the world.

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A lesson on how to take a compliment and use it to boost your self-confidence.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #706

 

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 “Thoughts are extremely powerful. They are the fuel of life. Think success and you’ll reach your goal.” – Unknown

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Take the time to thank someone who has helped you in your life, whether that is through a difficult obstacle or for just by being there to make you smile and laugh.

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Today, I keep my head up, my thoughts bright, and my face smiling.

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An incredible DFK2018 video from Vancouver Washington! Not only did they host an incredible flashmob event but they also did an amazing job thanking and honoring local veterans.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #705

 

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 “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” – Carol Burnett

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Today, pick up some trash you find on the street. It is important to give thanks to the world you live in. Treat everyone and everything the best you can!

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Today, I can notice and appreciate the beauty of the little things in the world around me.

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Seeing this amazing slideshow from around the world will change how you see beauty.

The Kindness Flash #32

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This month’s theme: GENEROSITY – The Habit of Giving Freely Without Expecting Anything in Return.


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Reflections on Generosity: by Orly Wahba

Generosity doesn’t measure or take accounting. Generosity doesn’t wait to be repaid or cashed in at some opportune moment. True generosity is giving simply to give, loving simply to love, uplifting simply to uplift. When we consider whether we practice generosity in our day to day lives, it’s important to reflect and ask ourselves why we give and what do we expect to receive through giving. Read More >>


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The Gifts of Generosity by Melanie Haiken

“Being generous has a host of positive effects — everything from making you more socially networked and physically active to preventing depression,” says Notre Dame sociologist Hilary Davidson, PhD. How can generosity improve your life in some surprising, health-enhancing ways?

Warrior Wyatt is Inspiring Kindness

On October 26th Jason Hattrick of Life Vest Inside deployed a “Kindness Sting” as part of our Inspiring Kindness Law Enforcement Initiative for Warrior Wyatt. Wyatt has what is called a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) which are highly aggressive and difficult to treat brain tumors found at the base of the brain. This type of tumor affects only about 300 kids per year between the ages of 5 to 11 years old. It is incurable and will eventually take Wyatt’s life.


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“Being generous often consists of simply extending a hand. That’s hard to do if you are grasping tightly to your righteousness, your belief system, your superiority, your assumptions about others, your definition of normal.”
~ Patti Digh

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This month, intentionally show some generosity to someone in your life. Start simple and small, give from a place of authenticity and tap into your talents. Sometimes however, just open your eyes and an opportunity will make itself known.

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What does it mean to be a generous giver?
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Generosity is one of the fruits of love, an outpouring of gratitude to others around us, it gives us a sense of wholeness and can be the a cure for so many things.
 

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In a world that constantly tells us to get all we can, every so often it’s important to be reminded of the power of generosity.
 

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“The Generosity Factor: Discover the Joy of Giving Your Time, Talent, and Treasure” by Ken Blanchard

In the tradition of the bestselling book The One Minute Manager®, authors Ken Blanchard and S. Truett Cathy, entrepreneur and founder of Chic-fil-A® restaurants, present The Generosity Factor™―a parable that demonstrates the virtues of generosity. It’s the story of a meeting between the Broker―a young man on his way up the corporate ladder who has the illusion of success, yet deep inside feels insignificant―and the Executive―the CEO of a very large and successful company who claims the greatest joy in his life is his ability to give to others.Thinking he might get a competitive edge by meeting with the Executive, the Broker’s worldview is turned upside down as he talks to the Executive and hears the principles that form his life. He calls it The Generosity Factor™―a way to give time, talent, treasure, and touch to those in need.Providing a unique twist on what it means to thrive in business, at home, and in life, this story will forever change your definition of success.


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“George The Generous Giraffe” by Kameron Trumbo

George is a generous giraffe indeed. This story is written in rhyme & fun to read! With George & his friends sharing how they are loving & kind, you’ll glad you picked up this book, knowing you’re expanding your child’s heart & mind. Watch the video HERE


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Warrior Wyatt is Inspiring Kindness

On October 26th Jason Hattrick of Life Vest Inside deployed a “Kindness Sting” as part of our Inspiring Kindness Law Enforcement Initiative for Warrior Wyatt. Wyatt has what is called a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) which are highly aggressive and difficult to treat brain tumors found at the base of the brain. This type of tumor affects only about 300 kids per year between the ages of 5 to 11 years old. It is incurable and will eventually take Wyatt’s life. His treatments have concluded with the hopes that it may extend his life, not a lot, but some. Wyatt has good energy currently, loves parties, enjoys the simple things in life and is filled with joy. His family is focusing currently on simply building memories for their family as they know their time is limited. So today, we were inspired by Wyatt and made him an Ambassador of Kindness and a Deputy for a Day!

A special thanks to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Ridgefield Mayor, Police and Fire, Flames & Jr. NBA, Hockinson Girl’s Soccer Team, Fox12, Clark County Today and everyone involved in making this day happen.

More to come!

– Edited by Jason Hattrick

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Reflections on Generosity

by Orly Wahba

Generosity doesn’t measure or take accounting. Generosity doesn’t wait to be repaid or cashed in at some opportune moment. True generosity is giving simply to give, loving simply to love, uplifting simply to uplift. When we consider whether we practice generosity in our day to day lives, it’s important to reflect and ask ourselves why we give and what do we expect to receive through giving. Only we can answer that very difficult question. We are all interconnected and the skills, talents, connections we have are not meant to be hoarded, they are meant to be shared. We are in fact meant to open our eyes, our hearts and our minds to solve this puzzle we call life. How can what I have in my toolbox, further the growth of the world in a positive way? This is the question we should in fact be answering as opposed to asking, “How will giving to so and so or doing something for so and so give back to me?” Giving in and of itself is a privilege, never forget it. By giving we become part of something far greater than ourselves, we become catalysts for positive change in the world, we in fact fulfill our life’s purpose. But if we fear that we can only give if we can clearly see the return, then we are in for a life of disappoint, frustration and ultimate collapse. The reason true generosity may seem unnatural is because it has been ingrained in us that if a situation isn’t a win win, then why give? But that couldn’t be further from the truth. We can’t see the larger puzzle of life, we aren’t privy to it. However what we can trust is that the actions of one individual has an impact on the life of another and so our choices to give or to walk away will in fact impact us at some point or another.

Over the month of generosity, contemplate where your generosity is coming from. Only through acknowledgement can we work to repair something within ourselves.

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The Daily Kindness Digest #704

 

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 “The more you thank life, the more life gives you to be thankful for.” ~Unknown

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Sincerely say thank you to the cashier at a store. Even though it’s their job, this simple gesture can replace a negative interaction they may have had and give them reason to keep smiling.

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Today I am grateful. I appreciate who people are more than what they do for me.

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Check out this year’s Dance for Kindness anthem!! This is the official lyric video for the song Unity performed by the Solomon Brothers.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #702

 

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 “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.

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Return a cart for someone at the grocery store. A seemingly small act may make a big difference in someone’s day.

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Today I am there for others to help in a way that they need.

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A woman checking out at the grocery store received an act of kindness from a shopper she didn’t know, but who she later found out was a celebrity.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #701

 

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 “Don’t judge your insides by other people’s outsides.” -Unknown

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Tell someone that you see them and share something that you really like about their personality.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I confident in myself. There’s no need to compare myself to anyone else.

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An amazing video of people receiving drive-by compliments.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #700

 

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 “Wherever you are, be all there.” ~Jim Elliott

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Go outside and just look up at the sky and internalize your surroundings without any influence. Just be.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I am here. I live in each and every moment.

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Watch as these animal hereos save the lives of other animals.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #699

 

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 “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” ~Lao Tzu

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Do that one thing you’ve been putting off. Answer that email, make that call, run that errand. You can do it. Just take the next step.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I take control of making the solo moments of my day count.

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Check out this week’s episode of the Kindness Kickoff with Orly!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #698

 

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 “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”. ~Audrey Hepburn

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Tell a friend, a family member, or even a stranger that you believe in them. Give them the strength they need to keep on going.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I can. I will not let challenges stop me from achieving the success that awaits me.

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An inspirational video about having a best friend.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #697

 

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 “Your cells eavesdrop on your thoughts.” ~Gary Keller

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Turn one negative situation into a positive one. Being stuck in traffic gives you an opportunity to work on your patience. Remember that anything can be positive depending on the way you look at it.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I am positive. I will embrace everything that comes my way.

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Watch an interview Orly does with Andrew Owen that was aired live on Facebook earlier this week.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #696

 

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

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Look around for opportunities to perform small acts of kindness. Chances to be kind are all around us.

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Today I make a difference.

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Five unbelievable acts of kindness to brighten your day!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #695

 

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 “If you desire to make a difference in the world, you must be different from the world.” ~ Elaine S. Dalton

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Think of one thing in your life that you would like to change and take steps today to make it happen!

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I am a changemaker. Nothing can stand in my way.

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Today I am a changemaker. Nothing can stand in my way.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #694

 

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 “When fun gets deep enough, it can heal the world.” ~ The Oaqui

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Make plans to do something with a friend or significant other. Taking time for fun can do a lot of good for the soul.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I have fun. I enjoy doing new things with people I care about.

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Kandee Johnson gives us 5 ways in which we can all have an awesome day!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #693

 

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 “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” ~ Willie Nelson

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Post something positive on someone else’s social media page. A simply kind message can bring a smile to someone’s face.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I am fueled by positivity!

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A powerful video showing why we should consider what we say to others on social media.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #692

 

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 “I think there is a song out there to describe just about any situation.” ~Criss Jami

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Listen to music you haven’t heard before. Ask a friend for a recommendation for a new song or artist to check out. Who knows you may just find a new favorite.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I explore new things. I go outside of my everyday routine just because I can.

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Meet the artist of this year’s Dance for Kindness flashmob song.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #691

 

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 “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” ~ Dalai Lama

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Take a minute to appreciate all that is around you. Nothing is promised and appreciating each moment is a great way to ensure you don’t miss a thing life has to offer.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I appreciate life. I don’t take anything for granted.

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See how Life Vest Inside’s Inspiring Kindness campaign gave the surprise of a lifetime to a very special young boy.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #689

 

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 “Sometimes it is better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing.” ~ Tony Blair

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Take a stand in favor of something or someone. Knowing what’s right and acting on it are two different things.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I am a champion. I fight for what I believe in.

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There is never a wrong time to start doing the right thing.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #688

 

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 “The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.” ~ Sir William Bragg

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Gift your favorite book to a friend who can gain from it as you have.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I share knowledge and seek it out in every which way I can.

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These ten skills are difficult to learn but they will pay off big time.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #687

 

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 “Be the same person privately, publicly, and personally.” ~ Judah Smith

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Give a genuine compliment to someone today and look them in the eye when you say it.

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Today I live genuinely.

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This video captures the moment a person receives a genuine compliment from a stranger.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #686

 

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 “Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.” ~ Tim Ferriss

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Be YOU. Seems obvious but so often we are in constant pursuit of being someone else that we forget that who we are is absolutely AWESOME!

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Today I am AWESOME! I’m not scared to be seen for who I am.

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A Ted-talk that discusses how you can be awesome at anything you choose to do.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #685

 

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 “As soap is to the body, so laughter is to the soul.” ~ Jewish Proverb

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Learn a great joke and share it with others you meet throughout the day. We can all use a bit more laughter in our lives.

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Today I am light hearted.

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A compilation of videos to make you laugh. Laughter is always the best medicine!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #684

 

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 “Hugging: the truest form of giving and receiving.” ~ Carol ‘CC’ Miller

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Give a heartfelt hug to someone who can use it. Don’t be afraid, let your guard down and simply connect.

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Today I am open to others in the way I would hope others would be open to me.

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A father and his son spend the day giving out hugs.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #683

 

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 “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ~ Charles Dickens

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Provide advice or guidance to someone who reaches out for help. Time should never be an excuse.

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Today I see myself as a conduit for good.

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A sweet video of Emma Watson giving advice to strangers.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #682

 

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 “Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace.” ~ Christie Brinkley

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Pick up the phone and call someone who is celebrating a birthday today. A Facebook post is great, but the personal touch makes all the difference.

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Today I celebrate the people in my life in word and deed.

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Tune in to this week’s edition of the Kindness Kickoff with Orly.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #681

 

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 “The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke

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Donate to a local charity that is near and dear to your heart. We only truly have what we give away.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I seek to be a part of something greater than myself.

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Check out another amazing Dance for Kindness video, this one from Waterloo Canada. To support this year’s event and help increase our global giving visit the Dance for Kindness 2018 fundraising campaign https://give.classy.org/DFK2018
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #680

 

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 “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” ~ Zig Ziglar

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Write a thank you letter to someone in your life who has impacted you for good. Don’t let the amount of time that has passed discourage you from sending the letter along.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I am eager to inspire kindness in the hearts and minds of others.

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After tragedy strikes a mother remembers her son by promoting kindness.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #679

 

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 “I aspire to be a giver. A giver of love, a giver of good vibes, and a giver of strength.” ~Unknown

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Surprise a local police officer with a cup of coffee and pastry. Kindness always leads to more kindness.

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Today I show gratitude in action.

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A compilation video showing 7 examples of police officers being awesome!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #678

 

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 “It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.” ~ Mother Teresa

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Introduce yourself to someone new in your workplace, school or community center. A friendship hangs in the balance.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I am polite. I go out of my way to make others feel welcome and included.

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A video explaining great ways to meet new people in your area.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #677

 

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 “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

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Encourage a sibling or family member to keep on keeping on. Family can be the source of joy and pain. What will you choose?

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I am encouraging. I may not believe in something, but I will always believe in someone.

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Kid President gives us 20 things we should say more often.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #676

 

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 “Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.” ~ Unknown

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Speak kindness. Be mindful of the words you share and the tone in which you share them. Ask yourself, how can my words speak life into the heart of another.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I think twice before I speak. Words create things and I for one want to create love.

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A one on one interview with Orly Wahba who explains what kindness means to her.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #675

 

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 “I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strengths.” ~ Anonymous

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Bet on yourself regardless of the myriad of mistakes you’ve made alone the way. Your past doesn’t need to determine your future, only you can do that.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I am tolerant. Not everything can be completed with a touch of a button.

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A heartwarming compilation of soldiers returning home.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #674

 

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 “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” ~ Samuel Jackson

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Practice patience. Whether it’s getting out of the train, holding a door open, listening or with yourself. Patience is a virtue with unlimited benefits.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I am patient with myself and others. There is something to learn when we allow ourselves to slow down.

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Social experiment inspires a great act of kindness.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #673

 

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 “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” ~ Walt Disney

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Step out of your comfort zone and engage in conversation with one person today you would normally overlook.

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Today my curiosity allows me to open up in a beautiful way.

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Adorable video of toddler hugging strangers at the airport.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #672

 

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 “There is more pleasure in being loving than in being beloved.” ~ Thomas Fuller

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Make an effort to see people for who they are not just what they can do for you.

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Today I am loving. Everyone deserves love.

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Blind man sees his wife for the first time.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #671

 

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 “A positive attitude from you tends to produce a positive attitude toward you.” ~ Deborah Day

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Tell your parents how much you love them. Whether they’re alive or have passed – honoring our parents never ends.

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Today I understand that I am where I am because of the love others have given me.

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Orly Wahba asks you to tell us who your Life Vest is.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #670

 

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 “Success is no accident. It is hard work perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” ~ Pele

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Call or pay a visit to an elderly person in your life. It’s not a chore, it’s a privilege – remember it!

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Today I am a student. I thirst to learn from all those around me.

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How to learn and master a new skill quickly.

The Kindness Flash #31

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This month’s theme: GRIT & DETERMINATION – the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.


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Reflections on Grit & Determination: by Orly Wahba

As I was browsing through quotes focused on the concept of determination, one stood out. “A great book begins with an idea; a great life, with a determination.” ~Louis L’Amour. So why does determination lead to a great life. For that matter, what does a great life mean? Read More >>


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Resilience and Grit: How to Develop a Growth Mindset

The ability to bounce back from adversity and keep going when things get tough are just two of the traits of highly successful individuals. These traits are more commonly known as grit and resilience.


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“Every great story happened when someone decided not to give up.”
~ Spryte Loriano

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This month, determine a goal that you have not given yourself the time to achieve and make it a priority. Be tenacious, consistent and determined and make your dream a reality.

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True or False? The truest wisdom is a resolute determination. ~Napoleon Bonaparte
Share.

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Why do you think this picture represents grit? Share your thoughts.
 

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Game, set, match… here comes a comeback!!!!
 

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#iChooseHope is the first short film in the @iChooseSeries (instagram & Facebook) we’re producing. The film is about one man’s triumphant victory over his opioid addiction.
 

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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

In her instant, multi-month New York Times bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” “Inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere” (People).


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After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again

Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after? Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat’s poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall―that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can longer do many of the things he loves most. Will he summon the courage to face his fear?


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Reflections on Grit & Determination

by Orly Wahba

As I was browsing through quotes focused on the concept of determination, one stood out.
“A great book begins with an idea; a great life, with a determination.” ~Louis L’Amour

So why does determination lead to a great life. For that matter, what does a great life mean? For me, a great life is a life of purpose, one that leaves a mark, makes an impact and influences for the good. The extent of that impact can be determined in many ways. You don’t need to be a famous allstar to lead a life of purpose. Each of us create impact whether we think so or not. Impact is oftentimes associated with quantity, but I disagree. A person can lead a quiet life and still impact great change. A life of meaning is less about what we do but rather who we are, how we engage in the world, how we see people.

So why does determination lead to a great life?
I think it’s based on the simple fact that when we are determined to leave our mark, to leave this world a bit better than how we entered – we are bound to stir up positivity around us. So long as one is determined – they will likely make choices that inspire, empower and motivate others to lead a life of purpose.

Why is it that we are touched when we hear the story of someone who overcame through nothing more than conviction, determination and grit? Because it ignites that part within ourselves that started out with that same determination but may have lost it somewhere along the way. It reminds us of what we can be, of what is possible if we simply believe in ourselves. The stories of the underdog are the most hailed and cherished because we see a glimmer of ourselves in that underdog. We’ve all been there at some point or another. When an underdog is thrown against the wall, he doesn’t hear the chants and support of the crowd, oftentimes he is alone and faced with a choice; give up or keep at it. We only know truly recognize an underdog once he has made it, once that determination, grit and passion have shot him to the top.

My hope for each of us is to keep our eyes peeled for the underdog in our lives and cheer them on. We don’t need to wait for someone to pass undertold tests to show our support. Instead let’s be a part of helping him rise to the top.

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The Daily Kindness Digest #669

 

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 “Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.” ~ Albert Camus

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Support a local charity or a friend that is starting off on a new venture. It isn’t about how much you give, but rather showing that you believe in something that others hold dear.

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Today I am generous with my money and with my time.

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A one minute video to get you pumped up for this year’s Dance for Kindness event!