The Daily Kindness Digest #629

 

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“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~ Buddha

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Today work to recognize your own beauty. Look at yourself in a mirror and repeat “I am beautiful”. It may seem strange at first but starting a routine like this can go a long way in boosting our self-esteem.

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Today I know I’m BEAUTIFUL both inside and out.

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A motivational video about the importance of loving yourself.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #628

 

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“Being generous in spirit is a wonderful way to live.” ~ Pete Seeger

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Leave an extra dollar in the tip jar. Recognizing quality service is a great way to show kindness!

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Today I am generous. I give a little extra to show my appreciation.

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After leaving a $400 tip these customers returned for a life-changing surprise.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #627

 

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“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.” ~ Lewis Carroll

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Be courteous to other drivers today. Letting someone merge in front of you or keeping your cool if someone cuts you off will go a long way in helping your drive remain peaceful.

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Today I am serene. I don’t let another person’s actions negatively impact how I feel.

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How you treat people is who you are.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #626

 

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“Give the people in your life the gift of your presence by putting down your mobile device.” ~ Kate Northrup

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When sitting down with friends, turn off your cell phone. Giving a person your full attention will not only make them feel like they matter but you’ll enjoy feeling more connected.

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Today I enjoy connecting with another person face to face. I don’t take that interaction for granted.

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A great video explaining how our cell phone use is changing us.

The Kindness Flash #29

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This month’s theme: ENDURANCE – the price tag of achievement.


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Reflections on Endurance: by Orly Wahba

“Write out a manageable goal for yourself and stick to it. Hold yourself accountable by journaling your experience and giving yourself a set date you expect to see a change.”

This month’s Act of Kindness is inspired by my very own endurance experience that I’m going through. Read More >>


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“Science Says 92 Percent of People Don’t Achieve Their Goals. Here’s How the Other 8 Percent Do.” by Marcel Schwantes

Life is one endurance race after the next. Working from one goal to the next. If you’re serious about goal setting, here’s what the high achievers know that you may not.


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“To endure what is unendurable is true endurance.”
~ Proverb

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Write out a manageable goal for yourself and stick to it. Hold yourself accountable by journaling your experience and giving yourself a set date you expect to see a change.

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How do you define endurance? Share your thoughts.

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This song is meant to “inspire people to push themselves beyond their limits to conquer anything they are trying to accomplish or overcome. There’s a champion in every single one of us!”
 

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Domonic Corradin was a sophomore in high school when a car accident severed his spinal cord and paralyzed his lower body. He wasted little time getting back to his athletic life, and found a love for hand cycling. Now he teaches and rides competitively. The sport has taken him all over the world and led him to meet some truly inspiring people in his similar situation.
 

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Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance by Alex Hutchinson

“Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance” by Alex Hutchinson

Limits are an illusion. This book is a revolutionary account of the science and psychology of endurance, revealing the secrets of reaching the extra potential within us all. The capacity to endure is the key trait that underlies great performance in virtually every field—from a 100-meter sprint to a 100-mile ultramarathon, from summiting Everest to acing final exams or completing any difficult project. But what if we all can go farther, push harder, and achieve more than we think we’re capable of?


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“Marathon Mouse” by Amy Dixon

The mice of New York City dread the day of the New York City Marathon more than any other—the crowds, the large shoes, the noise. All of them, that is, except for Preston. The story of Preston, who sets a goal and then follows through to achieve it, is a wonderful teaching tool for children, whether or not they are interested in running races.


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Reflections on Endurance

by Orly Wahba

“Write out a manageable goal for yourself and stick to it. Hold yourself accountable by journaling your experience and giving yourself a set date you expect to see a change.”

This month’s Act of Kindness is inspired by my very own endurance experience that I’m going through.

Just 11 days ago, as we were about to start the month of endurance, I set out on a journey of self discovery and reinvention. I asked myself, what would happen if I focus on something I want to draw into my life by proclaiming it loudly for the world to hear every day over the course of 40 days. It wasn’t enough to simply know what I want in my heart, I needed to combine it with an action plan, the courage to be vulnerable and raw, and above all the willingness to have others hold me accountable. The concept of endurance spans across many areas. Perhaps it’s most clearly understood in the context of athleticism. After all, an athlete is constantly pushing themselves to new limits. But endurance is something we all need to tap into. The ability to endure pain, hardship and the rough patches that come about from simply living life.

As some of you know, I recently made a big move in my life. I left my home in Brooklyn of 35 years and decided to head to Jerusalem. There are many things I love about Jerusalem but my number 1 is the Western Wall (AKA Kotel). It’s a place that attracts people from across the globe regardless of faith, race or ethnicity. It’s a place of hope, reflection and symbolizes endurance. A single wall that provides hope to millions that regardless of how bleak a situation, you can always overcome. There is a tradition of visiting the Kotel everyday for 40 days as a means of drawing something into your life. It’s not the place alone, it’s the action of committing to doing something for 40 consecutive days and keeping what you want at the forefront of your thoughts. Simply doing this, opens us up to seeing the opportunities to make our dreams and hopes come into fruition. As I debated what I should specifically focus on drawing into my life it would have been much simpler to make it a professional goal but instead I decided to focus on something a little closer to home. Building a family has always been important to me, but finding your life partner forces you to be really vulnerable. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve opened myself up to vulnerability in tremendous ways through Life Vest Inside, but developing a life long relationship requires us to be vulnerable in an entirely different way, a way in which I perhaps avoided up until now. But no more.

As I hit the LIVE button on my very first day out of 40, my heart was pounding. To be honest, even though I am entering day 12, my heart still pounds. Even writing this has me quivering in fear. And so I am proclaiming that that thing I want to draw into my life is a spouse, someone who will truly be a life partner in every which way! These 40 days have up until this point made me step out of my comfort zone in ways I never imagined. Each day I spend 2 hours going to and from the Kotel and creating a LIVE video to chronicle my journey and invite others along. That has most probably been the hardest part because I now set in place something that is keeping me accountable to follow through until the end, to endure regardless of the hardship and growing pains that have come about. Taking on this endurance exercise has allowed me to push myself personally to the limits and I know that what will come from it will be nothing short of amazing.

So why do I mention this? When we think of beginning our own endurance exercise, setting a distance or a time frame is vital. For me, it’s 40 days and as I count down or count up – I feel myself getting closer to my goal.

As you determine your own goal I encourage you to give yourself a time frame and perhaps think of an interesting way that will hold you accountable. Sharing my personal journey on my FB page has been incredible. The love, support encouragement is fueling me to keep going, keep believing and keep striving to find new ways to step out of my comfort zone and step out of my own way. Sometimes, drawing positive things into our lives simply requires us to get out of own way!

I wish you luck on your endurance exercise, whatever it may be! And I welcome you to join me for mine! You can check my daily videos on my personal FB page.

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The Daily Kindness Digest #625

 

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“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” ~Epictetus

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Use your positive spirit to uplift and motivate someone else to step out of their comfort zone. The likelihood is that you’ll end up inspiring yourself at the same time.

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Today I exude positivity from the inside out.

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Amazing how a change in perspective can change your attitude.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #624

 

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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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Practice dialogue. Take the time to connect and learn more about a friend that has different beliefs and opinions than you. There’s nothing to fear if you are secure with who you are!

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Today I explore. I explore new things about myself, about others and about things I may have been afraid or intimidated of in the past.

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A video showing what happens when we are too quick to judge.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #623

 

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“Good friends are like stars you don’t always see them but you know they’re always there.” ~Unknown

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Spend time with a family member or friend you haven’t seen in a while. Reconnecting with someone can connect you to yourself in a very powerful way.

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Today I value and am valued. Everything and everyone has its place and I honor it wholeheartedly.

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A daughter signs up her mother to audition for Britain’s Got Talent and this happens!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #622

 

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“You are what you do, not what you’ll say you do.” ~C. G. Jung

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Leave a small note behind for someone to find. A kind word at just the right moment can brighten someone’s day and instill hope.

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Today I think kindness in words, deeds, and attitude.

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Police officer makes the choice to adopt a baby from an opioid-addicted mother.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #621

 

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“You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” ~ Michael Jordan

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Do something today to make yourself feel good. Whether it’s getting a hair cut, reading a new book, or catching up on a show you love, doing something just for you will change your whole day around.

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Today I am happy to be happy. I take steps to bring a smile to my own face.

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Five things you should start doing for yourself.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #620

 

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“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ~Mother Teresa

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Donate your old clothes or belongings to a local organization.

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Today I am resourceful; always looking to find ways that I can use what I have to be of assistance to others.

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This woman came up with a great way to donate clothes without ever leaving your house.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #619

 

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“The objective of cleaning is not just to clean, but to feel happiness living in that environment.” ~Marie Kondo

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Make a commitment to make this world a bit cleaner by picking up trash you see on the ground. Go the extra mile and take part in a community clean-up program or start your own. Who knows you just may inspire others to take greater pride in keeping their community cleaner.

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Today I recognize that my actions impact the whole for the good or the bad. The choice is mine.

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A great video explaining how to easily organize your own community clean-up event.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #618

 

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“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave in reflection.” ~Thomas Paine

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As soon as you wake up, before you start your day, take a few minutes to stretch, meditate, or simply center yourself. Those few moments of self-reflection and self-love are an investment in something far greater than what you can seemingly accomplish if you simply pass them by.

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Today I reflect on who I am and what I represent.

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Thought provoking speech about self-reflection.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #617

 

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“I have learned that there is more power in a good strong hug than in a thousand meaningful words.” ~Ann Hood

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Be mindful and hug someone today with all your heart. A hug can shatter the walls we build around our hearts and open us up to all the grand things that come along with connection.

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Today I am brave enough to share myself with someone else.

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Watch this great social experiment showing the real power of a hug!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #616

 

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“You may delay, but time will not and lost time is never found again.” ~Benjamin Franklin

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Be bold. Make amends with someone regardless of who is right and who is wrong. Today is the day and you are the one to make it happen.

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Today I take action recognizing I can be both bold and vulnerable all at the same time.

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A motivational speech encouraging people to be bold and take action.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #615

 

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“Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.” ~ Wayne Dyer

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Live today as if it were your last day. Let go of the daily stresses and just appreciate the fact you woke up this morning. It’s amazing how a change in perspective can set the day right.

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Today I live! I remember that each day is a gift not to be taken for granted.

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A great song about living each day to the fullest.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #614

 

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“The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see.” ~Dr. Robert Holden

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Say “thank you” at every opportunity. Be mindful when uttering those precious words.

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Today I exude gratitude. I am grateful to be alive, regardless of what that may mean for me right now.

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Learning how to be happier through gratitude.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #613

 

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“It’s hard not to feel happy when you make someone smile.” ~Roy T. Bennett

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Compliment anyone you come across today. A surprise and unexpected kind word can turn someone’s whole day around.

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Today I utilize my vision to spot the good in everything and everyone, myself included.

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Ellen’s fans go out of their way to make strangers smile.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #612

 

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“Don’t criticize what you can’t understand.” ~ Bob Dylan

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Make an effort to be more understanding of someone else’s point of view. It is not always easy to really listen to a perspective that we don’t agree with but it is often the best way to learn something new.

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Today I listen with an open mind and an open heart.

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A Ted Talk discussing ways to increase your ability to be open-minded.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #611

 

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“A person being ‘too busy’ is a myth. People make time for the things that are really important to them.” ~ Mandy Hale

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Look for kindness opportunities all around you. We often miss the chance to be kind because we forget to pay attention to our surroundings.

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Today I pay attention. I am vigilant and look forward to performing acts of kindness when the opportunities arise.

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Even first responders sometimes need help from everyday citizens.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #610

 

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“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.” ~Peace Pilgrim

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Choose kindness in words, thoughts and actions. Ask yourself, “Do my choices represent the kind of person I want to be known for?”

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Today I am decisive. I will not put off to tomorrow what I can get done today.

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Compilation of some of the best kindness photos around!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #609

 

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“Remember you’re on your own. But don’t forget you are not alone.” ~ Unknown

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Reach out and check up on someone who lives alone. Perhaps there’s something simple you can assist them with.

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Today I am brave. I welcome challenges with open arms knowing that I can overcome whatever is sent my way.

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A 3-year-old little girl is rescued by their family dog.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #608

 

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“Keeping score is for games, not friendships.” ~John C. Maxwell

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Share with a friend how much they mean to you. Be specific! Let’s stop assuming that people can read our minds.

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Today I am grateful for all the people who make up my life story; the good and seemingly bad. Each person plays a role in the person I am today.

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Three friends set out in the community to spread kindness.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #607

 

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“Doing good holds the power to transform us on the inside, and then ripple out in ever-expanding circles that positively impact the world at large.” ~Shari Arison

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Ask yourself the question, “How can I use a skill or talent I have to help someone else?” Make the effort today to reach out to that person. You won’t simply be teaching them, but all those they will teach as a result.

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Today I am empowered to recognize that in spite of my flaws there is something unique within me that I can share with the world.

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A compilation of amazing examples of sportsmanship.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #606

 

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“Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.” ~Gertrude Stein

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Leave a positive review today about a product or sales associate that has been helpful! Your positive feedback can be a springboard for more positivity in the future!

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Today I show gratitude through action! Being grateful isn’t just a feeling but a state of being.

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Local group goes around leaving $100 tips.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #605

 

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“The power of imagination makes us infinite.” ~John Muir

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Do one thing from your bucket list today! If you don’t have one yet, today is the day to create one. Think of the sense of pride and accomplishment that your future self will look back on with happiness.

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Today I am excited to try something new. I show my appreciation for life by doing something outside my comfort zone.

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YouTube divers help police find evidence they need for a case.

The Kindness Flash #28

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This month’s theme: PATIENCE – trusting the journey.


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Reflections on Patience: by Orly Wahba

Over the course of the past two weeks I had an amazing opportunity to engross myself in an incredible learning program in Jerusalem at a place called Matan. I wish I could sum up all of the powerful lessons I’ve taken from the hours upon hours of learning, but perhaps I can share one small tidbit that connects with this month’s theme of patience. Read More >>


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Four Reasons to Cultivate Patience: Good things really do come to those who wait by Kira M. Newman

Practical ways to cultivate patience in your daily life and its benefits.


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“Patience is the ability to count down before you blast off.”
~ Author Unknown

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This month commit to taking up a hobby over the course of this year that you have always wanted to try. Patience is the knowledge that you don’t become an expert over night.

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Why is patience an admirable trait? Share your thoughts.

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

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To build the world we dream of takes vision, creativity, perseverance and above all the patience to understand that change is a result of the journey.
 

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Motivational philosopher Jay Shetty explains how failure may not build resumes, but builds character and helps us learn to adapt to change. Sometimes it takes some patience.
 

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The Power of Kindness: The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life by Piero Ferrucci

The Power of Kindness: The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life

Piero Ferrucci, one of the world’s most respected transpersonal psychologists, explores the many surprising facets of kindness and argues that it is this trait that will not only lead to our own individual happiness and the happiness of those around us, but will guide us in a world that has become cold, anxious, difficult, and frightening.


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Reflections on Patience

by Orly Wahba

Over the course of the past two weeks I had an amazing opportunity to engross myself in an incredible learning program in Jerusalem at a place called Matan. I wish I could sum up all of the powerful lessons I’ve taken from the hours upon hours of learning, but perhaps I can share one small tidbit that connects with this month’s theme of patience.

Some misconstrue patience as inaction and associate it with stillness, silence and passivity. However, when looking at synonyms used for patience words such as endurance, perseverance, humility, persistence and fortitude sprang up. How are these words connected?

When we think about leadership we oftentimes envision constant action. A leader most certainly has to take action, but the type of action isn’t simply action for the sake of action – it’s thoughtful, purposeful and precise. To be precise requires the ability to pause and see things from a different perspective. Anyone can see a problem and attack it, a leader doesn’t look simply at the here and now. A leader has the vision to see beyond his own time, his own circumstances to see what can be. A leader must recognize that it’s not only about thinking outside the box, it’s realizing there is no box.

Why is patience so vital for leadership? A leaders task is to paint a picture that no one has ever dreamed of or envisioned and to provide a pathway for others to visualize that picture with them. It is for this exact reason that a leader must have patience with those he is leading, with himself and with the process; understanding that even though the picture is so clear to him it can potentially take years to make that a picture a reality. Years in the eyes of a leader is never relevant. What’s relevant is the realization of a dream and the ability to inspire others to dream that same dream. It’s for this reason that when we look up words associated with patience, we find powerful terms like endurance, perseverance, humility, persistence and fortitude. It’s clear that perfecting the trait of patience is an uphill battle.

Each of us have hopes, dreams and wishes of what we want to accomplish in our lives. To transform an idea into reality, let us begin to perfect the trait of patience. It’s through vision of what can be combined with the patience to understand that their is a process that we will ultimately be successful.

 

The Daily Kindness Digest #604

 

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“The walls we build around us to keep the sadness out also keeps out the joy.” ~Jim Rohn

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Make an effort to take the time to hear someone out who is struggling with life’s ups and downs. Remember, sometimes the best thing to say is nothing at all. Sometimes it’s the simple act of being present.

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Today I am a visionary. I don’t focus on the issue but rather how I can be a part of the solution.

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Life Vest Inside has created a platform to help those struggling to know they are not alone.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #603

 

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“Everywhere you go is a chance to change the world! One smile, one hug, one act of kindness, can make the world of a difference to someone.” ~Karen Salmansohn

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Be mindful of those around you that may be trying to reach out for guidance. Something as simple as helping a stranger find their way is bound to help you both find something far greater.

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Today I am present. I see each moment as an opportunity to grow, to learn, to teach and to simply be.

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A man travels with the specific mission of spreading kindness to those he comes across.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #602

 

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“Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of others.” ~Karen Salmansohn

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Is your refrigerator filled with leftovers? Package them up and give it to a homeless person. No leftovers? No worries! When you prepare a meal, make a little extra.

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Today I am thoughtful! Good things come in small packages to those who wait.

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A woman uses her lottery winnings to give to her community.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #601

 

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“Take a rest; a field that has rested gives bountiful crops.” ~Ovid

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Sleep is important for our overall health. Practice self-care today by going to sleep early. Start winding down your day early and you will thank yourself tomorrow when you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to conquer the day!

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Today I rest to be the best! I have the power to recharge myself.

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Ted-Ed talk about the benefits of a good night sleep.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #600

 

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“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” ~Maya Angelou

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Set your alarm a bit earlier! Go outside and watch the sunrise. Take in the beautiful view and feel the first rays of morning sunshine on your face. Nature has a way of speaking to us. All we need to do is listen!

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Today I recognize how BEAUTIFUL my life really is. I will breathe in all the beauty and enjoy it!

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A man is in the right place at the right time to lend a hand to a group of baby ducks.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #598

 

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“We learn something from everyone who passes through our lives. Some lessons are painful, some are painless, but all are priceless.” ~Unknown

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It is always a good day to learn something new. Take a class and develop a new skill. Investing in yourself always pays off.

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Today I woke up. I am alive. I have been given another day. I owe it to myself to live my life and not let this day go to waste!

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After a neighbor is upset with children mowing the lawn, the community steps in to support these local youths.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #597

 

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“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” ~Abraham Lincoln

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Today is the perfect day to pass our history into the future. Teach a child why you are proud of your nation and heritage.

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Today I will be patient with myself and others. I know that good things will come for those who wait.

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Beautiful acts of sportsmanship show that kindness matters everywhere.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #596

 

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“Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it’s realistic or not.” ~Deepak Chopra

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Take time for yourself today. Is there something you have been wanting to do or try? Well, today is the day to explore your passion!

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Today, I will stop doubting myself and have faith in all endeavors I embark on. Set high expectations and get high results!

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We’d like to acknowledge a real-life hero who gave his life to save the life of his nephew.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #595

 

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“Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end.” ~Robbie Sharma

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Do something to help someone else reach their goal. Know today that you had a hand in their success.

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Today my life’s purpose is whatever I want it to be.

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A 15-year-old girl uses her knowledge of sign language to assist a deaf man on a flight.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #594

 

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“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” ~Phil Jackson

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Do something nice for your team. Whether it’s your classmates, colleagues or your partner. Surprise them with a treat or acknowledge something good they have done.

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Today I am appreciative. I recognize that I only am who I am because of the people in my life who love me wholeheartedly.

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Dog kisses firefighter who saved his life.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #593

 

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“Our thoughts create the mold for our actions.” ~Joyce Meyer

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Start a positivity jar to keep by your bedside. Fill it with positive messages, events or memories that make you feel good. Anytime you need some inspiration, here’s your source!

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Today I let go of negativity by harnessing the positive energy that exists within me.

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Police officer saves a choking infant.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #592

 

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“The simple act of caring is heroic.” ~Edward Albert

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Make a small care package today. Gift it to someone in the hospital, home bound or anyone who can use a little love.

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Today I live in the present yet I hope for the future.

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A thank you video to nurses.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #591

 

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“Don’t judge people for the choices they make when you don’t know the options they had to choose from.” ~Unknown

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Are you accustomed to judging someone right off the bat? Be conscious to give people the benefit of the doubt today. You never know what they are going through.

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Today I choose to see goodness in myself and others. Judgment has no hold over me.

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YouTuber goes out and helps a homeless woman and her child.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #590

 

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“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” ~Oscar Wilde

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Wear something today that holds with it an inspiring message. A shirt, a pin or jewelry. Be creative. You can be a walking posterboard for goodness.

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Today I wear my heart on my sleeve. I spread love and happiness to those around me.

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Saving an animal stuck in a fence.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #589

 

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“Stop worrying about what could go wrong, and get excited about what can go right.” ~Unknown

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Do something that excites you today and bring along a friend. Whether it’s playing a sport, planning a trip, going for a jog, or heading to a movie. When we feel good, we do good.

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Today I have a zest for life! Excitement exists within me and everything I touch.

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A young girl sent a picture message to the wrong person and set a chain of kindness into motion.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #588

 

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“The point is not to pay back kindness, but to pass it on.” ~Julia Alvarez

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Finished reading a book that had a positive impact on your life? Pass it on to a friend that could use some of that positivity. Write them a short inscription. Your personal words may be the thing they turn to when they need a small reminder that someone is thinking of them.

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Today I am conscious of how each possession I own is an instrument for good.

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Police officer surprises a man by helping him purchase a car seat for his child.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #587

 

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“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ~John Kabat-Zinn

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Practice mindfulness today. Whether it’s meditating or just pausing to reflect. Taking care of yourself is an investment in both your future and our collective future.

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Today I am in control my mind, my thoughts and how I choose to react to the unexpected hiccups life throws my way.

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Matthew McConaughey gives an inspirational speech about life.

The Kindness Flash #27

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This month’s theme: ACTION – performing an activity with purpose and intention.


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Reflections on Action: by Orly Wahba

Action can oftentimes be mistaken for simply doing. But true, positive action is infused with purpose, intention and fueled by passion. Action requires a great deal of strength, vulnerability and forces us to trust in ourselves and what we stand for. Each and every one of us holds within our hearts thoughts, ideals, hopes and dreams for the world. The question is what do we do with those thoughts? Read More >>


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“The Mistake Smart People Make: Being In Motion vs. Taking Action” By James Clear

What is the difference between “being in motion” and taking action? This article provides real life examples of how we can oftentimes try to avoid failure by “being in motion” and how to take more action in our lives.


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

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To accomplish your goals, you can’t just think them, it’s important to ink them. Make yourself an action plan using the S.M.A.R.T. method. That means your goals should be Specific: What do you want to accomplish? Why do you want to accomplish it? How do you plan to accomplish it?; Manageable: When you reach your goal, how will you feel? What will you see?; Attainable: Can you achieve your goal with the resources that you have?; Relevant: Do you really want to accomplish your goal?; and Timely: When do you want to accomplish your goals? It’s important to set a deadline(s). Following this method will help you realize that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to!

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What inspires you to take action? Share your thoughts.

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

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“If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make a change.” All change, all action begins with us. There’s no greater motivator to take action then stopping for a moment to look at ourselves in the mirror and asking the question, “Who do I see -and who do I hope to see.” Action requires both introspection and execution. We need to reflect on who we are so we can figure out the next steps of where we want to go.
 

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What sparks a person to act or choose to hold back? Tune in and see how action is a muscle like any other; it must be exercised to have impact.
 

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The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure

The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure

There are three degrees of action. “No action, retreat and normal action.” To achieve our goals and dreams, one must pay heed to the fourth degree of action, the 10x rule. This book provides you with guidance to assist you in creating your targets, assess the correct degree of effort to invest and implement massive action that will ultimately lead to success.


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Reflections on Action

by Orly Wahba

Action can oftentimes be mistaken for simply doing. But true, positive action is infused with purpose, intention and fueled by passion. Action requires a great deal of strength, vulnerability and forces us to trust in ourselves and what we stand for. Each and every one of us holds within our hearts thoughts, ideals, hopes and dreams for the world. The question is what do we do with those thoughts? Do we simply allow them to exist in the recesses of our minds, buried beneath the surface, something we only voice once we hear others sharing those same thoughts? Or do we search for the strength within our hearts to share our message with the world, despite the fact that it may fall on deaf ears? When we fear what others think of us it’s close to impossible to live our truth, but our truth is the greatest asset we have to give to this world. Imagine if we all lived our truth and let go of the fear that our thoughts don’t deserve to be heard.

Growing up I was extremely shy, but it was actually more than that – I didn’t have the confidence to share my thoughts openly with others. At a young age, the troubles of the world would weigh on my heart like a ton of bricks. I felt the pain of others in a way that is hard for me to explain. I felt connected to this world and the people in it in a deep way and believed that I would be a key player in taking action and righting the wrongs. However, I lacked the confidence to stand by my beliefs in the midst of a sea of people mocking me for thinking that I could possibly change anything. My confidence has grown since then by leaps and bounds, and while I have become so much more vocal and followed suit with action, I know in the depths of my heart that what I’ve given of myself pales in comparison to what I still have inside of me to give.

I believe in action and have put action into motion, but what stops me from going the distance? Is it possible that while I have come so far, I am still controlled by what others will think? Action is a choice that must be chosen consistently every single day. It is my belief that we all have a beautiful vision for the world we are living in but we can become fearful to share it openly. I for one don’t want to settle for anything less than my true and ultimate potential. Recognizing our potential is scary because we then have the responsibility to follow through with action.

I look at the world and rejoice in how many more doers have emerged but I know that there is still a great deal of us that need to be reminded of something we already know; that when we all take action, in unison, the impossible is possible. My hope for this world isn’t simply to spread kindness, my hope for this world is to help people unveil the strengths within themselves because it is my belief that when we all live our truths – we can collectively resolve each and every issue we face as the human race. We are closer than we have ever been, but to break through we MUST all take action. The true kryptonite of action is the deep seeded belief many of us have that one person can’t make a difference, that we don’t matter. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Let us all remember that “The simple fact that you are here is proof enough to know you’re dear.”

 

The Daily Kindness Digest #586

 

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“If we all do one random act of kindness daily, we might set the world in the right direction.” ~Martin Kornfeld

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Resolve to consciously impact the life of one person today for the good.

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Today I am mindful. I infuse intention into every action.

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A doctor may have saved a woman’s life after she appeared on television.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #585

 

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“Enjoy the satisfaction that comes from doing little things well.” ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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Celebrate a small accomplishment today. Whether it is holding back from gossip, getting up on time in the morning, or eating a healthy snack. Give yourself a round of applause.

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Today I acknowledge my accomplishments. Small is the new big.

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A fearless man scales a building to save a toddler from fall a potentially fatal fall.