The Daily Kindness Digest #244

 

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“It is enough that I am of value to somebody today.” ~Hugh Prather

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Be the kind of person who embraces someone going through a tough time. If you see someone who could use some cheering up, stop, chat and try to bring a smile to their face.

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Today I will remind myself that the biggest hurdles in life are often just in my head and I will overcome them and move forward.

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Kiss Cam catches humanity and love.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #243

 

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“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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We all have someone in our life that loves coffee. Whether it’s a coworker, a family member, or a friend, let them worry about one less thing by buying them their daily cup of coffee!

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Today, I will be happy! There are so many reasons to be happy so I will pick one and let that be my guiding light throughout the day!

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A wonderful video in the spirit of The Kindness Boomerang
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #242

 

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“Instead of counting your days, make your days count.” ~Unknown

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Organize a teddy bear drive or donate some of your own toys to kids that don’t have any. You can make a difference in the lives of others with such an easy and kind gesture.

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Today, I will remember that in a crowd of many I am only one person, but I am one person who can make a big impact!

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A doctor’s compassionate act of kindness changes the life of a little boy.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #241

 

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“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” ~John Andrew Holmer

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We all have somebody who loves us no matter what. Go out and remind someone that you love them and will be there for them!

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Today, I will remember that I have the power to turn any negative into a positive. It’s all up to me.

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A man helps a struggling homeless father and his son.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #240

 

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“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ~John Quincy Adams

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Take the time to really listen to someone today. Someone close to you may need to talk and just a few minutes of our time could make a world of difference for them 🙂

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Today, I will remind myself that even when there are obstacles in my path, I will find a way through and keep going!

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A teen saves a police officer’s life and is rewarded for his heroism.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #239

 

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“Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.” ~Mother Teresa

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Time to disconnect! Give yourself a social media break today and put down your laptop, cell phone, or tablet and enjoy the outdoors. Nature is beautiful and sometimes, we’re too engaged in the digital world that we forget to look up take in our surroundings!

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Today I will smile simply because I can! I will laugh uncontrollably without a care in the world!

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She lets him go ahead of him in the grocery lin, so he pays for her groceries.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #238

 

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“Apologizing doesn’t mean you’re right or wrong, it just means you value your relationship more than your ego.”

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Give someone a sincere thank you to someone who has brightened your day with something as simple as wishing you a great day 🙂

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Today I am optimistic about the future. I may not always know what happens next, but I am prepared to live happily; excited for what life has in store for me!

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An act of true sportsmanship and kindness define a sport and create a lasting friendship.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #237

 

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“Some people make your laugh a little louder, your smile a little brighter, and your life a little better.” ~Anonymous

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Be true to yourself today! Wear your favorite color, speak from your heart and live the life that feels best to you!

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Today I will take every opportunity to meet someone new. An elevator ride, waiting in line, the list is endless! And it just starts with a simple Hello!

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Sometimes all you need is a hug. When you give one you get one in return.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #236

 

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“Be somebody who makes everyone feel like a somebody.” ~Robby Novak

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Give someone a hug today! You never know whose day you can make with such a simple gesture.

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Today I am MOTIVATED to work! I will start my day with a smile and continue with the determination to complete whatever it is that I have to do, to the best of my ability.

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A teacher saves a student’s life and is rewarded.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #235

 

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“Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.” ~Michael J Fox

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Become a big brother or sister to someone. Big or small we are all in need of a friend sometimes.

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Today, before I begin my day I will take a second to remember how fortunate I truly am. Beginning with gratitude helps us discover endless reasons to be grateful.

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A former foster child gives love and care packages to other foster children.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #234

 

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“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.” ~Stephen R Covey

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Call a friend, relative or mentor and let hem know how much they mean to you. Even a simple will do the trick and bring both you and them untold happiness.

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Today I take great pleasure in spending time with my friends, even if we disagree or live different lives.

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A stranger’s act of kindness shows gratitude towards a military family.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #233

 

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“If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.” ~Arabian Proverb

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Stop and engage in a genuine conversation with a homeless person today. Nothing beats good old human connection!

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Today I will take some time for myself. No matter what may be going on around me, I will segment the time to engage in an activity that will help make me feel at ease.

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A boy uses Make a Wish to help give back to those who cared for him when he was ill.

The Kindness Flash #11

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This month’s theme: FORGIVENESS – the art of altering our perception to understand the feelings of another.

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Everyday Kindness: The Best Kindness Ever

As little girl June found her own Mary Poppins in her very special nanny Freda who taught her how to love and be loved, and that forgiveness is far more important than being bitter.

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Everyday Kindness: Making A Better Tomorrow Today

Working at a remote school in Argentina made getting places challenging for Yanina. It was no different the day she was trying to be on time as she rushed to a job interview. It wasn’t long before Yanina realized she would be late. Undaunted she came up with Plan B, but sometimes Plan B needs a kind stranger in the right place at the right time to make the pieces all fall into place.

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Kind Connection: Christina Maas

She never bothered restricting herself to one definition of kindness. From a very early age, Christina showered love upon anyone who she felt could use a little more of it. Read on to find out more about her journey, and how you can become a part of the “LVI Ambassador Knights Thinking Tank”!

Read the full interview on the blog >>


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While forgiveness is something that most of us grapple with on a somewhat regular basis, there are stories like that of Mary Johnson’s which inspires us to understand the capacity of the human heart to love, be kind, and to restore through forgiveness.

Mary’s only child, a young teenage boy named Laramiun Byrd, lost his life on being shot by another young man named Oshea Isreal during a fight.

A dozen years later, Mary went to prison to visit the man who took away her son’s life. She was worried what to expect, but saw a completely changed man at the other end. She knew that he was aware of what he had taken away from her. She hugged him, and let him know that he was forgiven by her.

Mary found an organization called From Death To Life with Oshea’s mother. The organization aims to bring healing and reconciliation between families who have lost loved ones in acts of violence.

Mary sees Oshea as her own son, and in a short talk of theirs, she shared that she never got to see her son graduate or go to college, but she now sees him in Oshea and cannot wait for Oshea to graduate!


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Forgiveness has always been something talked about as an absolute on the higher end of the moral compass. While it is true that the benefits of forgiving someone are manifold, how often do we discuss what forgiveness really means? Read on to find out how you can forgive, or choose not to, and still move ahead to lead a healthy life.

The Healing Power of Forgiveness


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“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”
~ Lewis B. Smedes

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Forgive Yourself! We all make mistakes; we all fall short sometimes, but if you harp on errors of judgement you’ve made, you won’t allow yourself to get up and take a step towards making things right. YOU are not your mistakes – YOU are better than that!

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Why do you think this picture represents forgiveness? SHARE your thoughts!
 

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It was this song that I listened to time and time again as a child with tears streaming down my face, feeling as though Michael Jackson was speaking words directly from my heart. The greatest healing comes from forgiveness; the ability to see past the hurt and trust again. His words ring so very true today: “We could fly so high, let our spirits never die. In my heart I feel you are all my brothers. Create a world with no fear, Together we cry happy tears. See the nations turn their swords into plowshares. We could really get there, If you cared enough for the living. Make a little space, To make a better place.”
 

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Dr. Shawne Duperon, 6 time Emmy Award winner and nominee for Nobel Peace Prize for her work with Project Forgive Foundation, talks about the journey and process of forgiveness. Instead of shovelling down what is incomplete, Duperon believes that one must “Face it, move through it, transform it, love it up and be with it!”
 

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The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World

The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World by Desmond & Mpho Tutu

Tutu’s role as the Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission taught him much about forgiveness. If you asked anyone what they thought was going to happen to South Africa after apartheid, almost universally it was predicted that the country would be devastated by a comprehensive bloodbath. Yet, instead of revenge and retribution, this new nation chose to tread the difficult path of confession, forgiveness, and reconciliation.


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The Daily Kindness Digest #232

 

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“Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today, because if you enjoy it today, you can do it again tomorrow.” ~James A. Michener

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Sign up to read to the elderly today. You’ll both enjoy the gift of storytelling.

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Today I will not let anyone alter my positive attitude and peace of mind. I know that happiness & inner peace come from within and I am all that I need!

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A wonderful display of sportsmanship and kindness.
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Breelagh DuHaime

USA

 

Making A Better Tomorrow Today

Driving home one night from her boyfriend’s house, Breelagh was contemplating forgiveness. Specifically all the times she remember God’s forgiveness, and how many times her boyfriend had shown her forgiveness and compassion. She felt horrible for some of her past choices and thought how marvelous it would feel to let all of that go. In that moment she decided to forgive herself for everything she had done to others, to God, and to herself. She knew she needed to let all of that go so she could feel happier, and be a kinder person to others. Now Breelagh is so grateful that she had that moment with herself in the car one late night in the cool air.

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– Edited by Jewel Fries

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June Rachelson-Ospa

New York, USA

 

The Best Kindness Ever

At the young age of 5 June’s mother was diagnosed with schizophrenia. June was raised by her dad and Grandfather until he found Freda Hotte, a housekeeper/nanny. She came to this country from Germany where her family lost everything. Her misfortune continued when her husband attempted to murder her, and when she stepped on a nail she was told she may never walk again. Freda could have become a bitter, resentful woman. Instead she became a woman who always said to me, “Life is short, so you may as well smile.”

Initially Freda offered to work for 6 months till June’s dad found someone permanent but after one look at June, she stayed for 16 years until she remarried. Freda lived with the family during the week and went home on weekends. Pretty soon, Freda would have June over on weekends too. She was Catholic and we were Jewish. Freda taught June about all religions and holidays and she lovingly called Freda a “Jewca.” June learned to be open to all people through Freda and celebrated every Holiday. Freda and her Grandfather even spoke to each other (when June wasn’t supposed to know what they were saying) in German and Yiddish! Even after Freda remarried and moved she and June remained close.

“Freda was the kindest, most gentle person I have ever known. She became my Mom, the light of my life. She is long gone, but it was Freda who taught me how to love and be loved and how to be a loving mother. The odd thing was, Freda had the exact same birthday as my birth Mother. September 27. The best day on the planet cause Freda was born that day. Through Freda I was also able to forgive and love my birth Mom until she passed away 2011. I have so much love and gratitude for this kind, kind woman. I will never forget her.”

– Edited by Jewel Fries

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The Daily Kindness Digest #231

 

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“Some pursue happiness – others create it.” ~Anonymous

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Pledge to do ONE thing today to make a complete stranger smile. Be creative! Hold a door, tell a joke, or share a laugh!

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Today I will give the world my very best, and the best will come back to me.

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Fire fighters adopt a man with special needs and give him an unexpected family.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #230

 

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“Be the type of person you want to meet.” ~Unknown

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Give a hearty hello to three strangers today. Show the world that we are all connected!

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Today I will make an extra effort to let my guard down and be as friendly and approachable as possible.

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A restaurant employee’s act of kindness nourishes both body and soul.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #229

 

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“Kindness to me is not a duty or responsibility; it’s a unique feeling which makes you happier as you share it.” ~Aashish Jagini

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Make a lunch or coffee date with a friend you haven’t seen in a while. Life is too short to get too busy for the people that matter.

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Today I will be PATIENT. Everything I need will come to me in time. I will not worry about what I cannot control right now.

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An Apple Store employee’s act of kindness touches a mother’s heart.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #228

 

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“Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect.” ~Unknown

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Wake up a little earlier and pack a surprise lunch for your roommate, a relative or significant other. Actions oftentimes speak louder than words.

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Today I will resist COMPARING my life accomplishments with everyone else’s. It’s time to embrace just how awesome I am!

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Tipping pizza drivers generously with magic!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #227

 

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“Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.” ~Kevin Kruse

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Bake cookies and drop them by a fire station or police station! Show your local service men and women that you appreciate their work!

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Today, I will show no FEAR. I am ready to take on the day and I know that I am headed for greatness!

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A woman’s honesty is payed with kindness.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #226

 

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“All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.” ~Tahereh Mafi

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Give that which you want to receive. If you want love, give love! If you want support, give support!

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Today I will EMBRACE all of the opportunities that are coming my way. Life is full of twists and turns but I will hold on and enjoy the ride!

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A group of teens pay for random people’s groceries and gifts bringing loads of joy.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #225

 

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“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~Marcel Proust

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Don’t jump to conclusions. Give someone the benefit of the doubt today.

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Today I will be RADIANT! I will let my inner beauty and my good heart shine through!

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A worldwide collaboration of LVI members sending an important message to the world.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #224

 

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“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” ~Albert Einstein

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Donate a box of used books to a homeless shelter. Food nourishes the body, and knowledge nourishes the soul.

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Today I expect and accept abundance to flow easily to me!

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Mississippi state trooper voids speeding ticket after driver’s kind gesture.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #223

 

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“Always give without remembering & always receive without forgetting.” ~Brian Tracy

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Offer your delivery man a warm cup of tea or hot cocoa on a cold winter day.

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I am VIVACIOUS! Every cell in my body vibrates with energy and health.

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A simple act of kindness helps a customer in a unique way.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #222

 

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“I bring you the gift of these four words: I believe in you.” ~Blaine Pascal

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Take a few moments to wish someone a Happy Birthday! They may not be your very best friend, but we all know how awesome it is to receive an unexpected birthday greeting.

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Today I will remember that life is supposed to be FUN!

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A former homeless woman who opens her home to those in need is thanked by a neighbor.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #221

 

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“Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey.” ~Vera Nazarain

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Share a funny comic or video with someone that can use an extra bit of laughter in their life. Oftentimes it’s the best medicine!

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I am FORGIVING. I work things out instead of holding onto grudges.

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A bus driver who saves the lives of 20 children gets thanked on Ellen.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #220

 

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“Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it.” ~Sai Baba

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Look for something around you that can be repaired, picked up, or attended to. Whether you pick up trash laying around or move something dangerous from the road or sidewalk; it’s all about doing your part to make your environment a better safer place!

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Today I will ask myself what I need before I think of what I want. This will help me determine my goals and how I can achieve them!

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A family is rewarded for their kindness after taking in the children of a dying neighbor.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #219

 

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“Enjoy the little things in life, one day you’ll look back and realize that they were the big things.” ~Robert Brault

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Bring pennies to a public water fountain and give them to anyone who wants a free wish! Fountain wishing can be a magical thing, especially for kids!

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Today I am done worrying about my past. Now is the time to enjoy everything around me and whatever the world has in store for me.

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The son of a fallen officer attempts to buy his father’s car when a stranger gives him an amazing act of kindness.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #218

 

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“We are not here on earth to see through each other, we are here to see each other through.” ~Gloria Vanderbilt

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Tape a bag of microwave popcorn to a Redbox or any DVD Kiosk. What an awesome addition to someone’s family movie night.

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Today I am prepared to GROW! Everyone has the ability to learn and improve, at any age.

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A boy thanks the reporter who helped find him a family.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #217

 

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“We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.” ~Bill Watterson

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Pick up a friend or neighbor’s children from school or daycare. This could help ease their schedule and give them a head start on cooking dinner!

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Today I will embrace my individuality! I am DIFFERENT and that’s what makes me special.

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Determination leads to an act of kindness for a young man trying to support his family.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #216

 

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“Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect, it means you’ve decided to look past the imperfections.” ~Gerard Way

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Wheel your neighbors trash can out for pick up. It may just spark a meaningful friendship.

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Today I will see the BEAUTY in the world and in myself. First step: believing there is something beautiful to be found.

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A former homeless man gives back.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #215

 

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“What you do today is the history you make tomorrow.” ~Henry Ford

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Visit a friend or relative who hasn’t been feeling well lately. Showing that you care can be very powerful medicine!

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Today I will change my vision of the world! Instead of focusing on the negativity, I will look at the positive side of life! There is so much beauty in the world and today I will begin to appreciate it all!

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An act of kindness is rewarded in an amazing way!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #214

 

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“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.” ~Maya Angelou

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Leave something for someone in an area where it might be used. A book in a reading area, umbrella near a door on rainy day. Be creative!

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Today I can and will do ANYTHING possible to spread some kindness and joy! I will smile at strangers. Give someone a gift. Offer someone advice. Whatever it takes to get the cycle of kindness going!

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A family honors their loved one by spreading kindness in the form of a big tip.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #213

 

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“Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.” ~Dalai Lama

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Hand out balloons to people on the street. Not only is this a fun activity to do with your friends, it’s also a simple way to bring a smile to the face of someone who might really need it!

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Today I am a DREAMER! I have hopes and goals and today is the first day of my plan to achieve them.

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Grocery store shoppers get an unexpected surprise.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #212

 

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“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.” ~George Moore

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Tell a bus or taxi driver how much you appreciate their service. They work hard to make sure you arrive at your destination safely and on schedule, a simple thank you can make all the difference.

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Today I am true to myself. I wont let my insecurities get the best of me, because I have so many amazing qualities that will outshine my flaws!

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Watch how an innocent encounter leads to a beautiful friendship.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #211

 

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“And in the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.” ~Anon

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Deliver freshly baked cookies to city workers in your area. A delicious surprise remember far long after the cookies are gone!

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Today I am PATIENT with myself and others. Sometimes it’s within the pauses that the greatest things come about.

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A chance encounter on a plane gives a mother of an autistic child a wonderful act of kindness.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #210

 

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“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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Take art supplies/coloring books to a hospital waiting room. I was always a fan of Highlights as a kid. Make someone’s wait a little less boring!

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Today I am INSPIRED to step out of my comfort zone and open my mind to new things!

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NYC commuters received a special surprise on a rainy day.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #209

 

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“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.” ~Sarah Dessen

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Connect with a homeless person and have a meaningful conversation. You could exchange some wisdom and kind words that is bound to make not only their day, but yours.

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Today I am MOTIVATED to achieve my goals. Nothing can stop me from following my dreams!

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A stranger helps a grieving mother cope with the loss of her son.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #208

 

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“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” ~Bertrand Russell

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Hold the train door open for someone rushing to make it. We never know why someone is in a rush. Perhaps, you could save them from being late for work, a family event, or just give them the break they been hoping for all day.

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Today is about sharing the good I have inside of me with others, but most importantly I will strive to see it within myself!

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A son’s gift to his father is truly heartwarming!

The Kindness Flash #10

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This month’s theme: SELF LOVE – understanding the value of giving to oneself.

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Everyday Kindness: A True Friend and Three Little Words

Sometimes self-care means accepting the kindness and caring of someone else for a change.

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Everyday Kindness: The Best Kindness Ever

Working at a remote school in Argentina made getting places challenging for Yanina. It was no different the day she was trying to be on time as she rushed to a job interview. It wasn’t long before Yanina realized she would be late. Undaunted she came up with Plan B, but sometimes Plan B needs a kind stranger in the right place at the right time to make the pieces all fall into place.

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Kind Connection: Lagunesvary Ganesan

A kindness ambassador in every right, Lagu’s journey of love, giving, and self-exploration has not always been easy. Read on to discover more of what makes this amazing woman who she is and find out how you can help make her wish come true!

Read the full interview on the blog >>


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Too often we in our busy lives we forget to take care of ourselves. Sure, finding time for self care can be a challenge, but the price we pay for self neglect is a high one. Without a little self care, it won’t be long before you find yourself in a mental place where it’s hard to care about anything or anyone. So give yourself, and everyone else around you, the gift of taking a little time for yourself. These tips are a great place to start.

45 Simple Self Care Practices For A Healthy Mind, Body and Soul


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“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
~ Marcel Proust

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Recognize just how AWESOME you truly are. Create a list of at least 25 of your virtues, talents, accomplishments, and the things that make you uniquely you. Remember, nothing is too small. Every skill you have contributes endless benefits to those around you. Giving to others is easy, giving to ourselves and seeing our value is where the challenge lies.

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Why do you think this picture represents humility? Click HERE and share your thoughts!
 

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I may have heard this song hundreds of times before on the radio, but when I listened to this acoustic version it stirred something inside of me. If only we remembered these most powerful words with every step that we take, “Pretty, pretty please. Don’t you ever, ever feel. Like you’re less than, Less than perfect.”
 

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Dr. Brené Brown discusses how do we engage in our lives from a place of authenticity and worthiness? How do we cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection that we need to embrace our imperfections and to recognize that we are enough — that we are worthy of love, belonging and joy?
 

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How to save the world (and yourself) through 365 daily acts by Orly Wahba

Fresh off the press, my upcoming book has been OFFICIALLY released TODAY! A guide to incorporating kindness into your day to day life. The book contains 365 daily acts, one for each day of the year, accompanied by inspirational quotes, personal stories on the power of paying it forward and tangible steps to incorporate kindness into your daily life. BUY YOUR COPY!


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The Daily Kindness Digest #207

 

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“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.

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Send your employees an e-card letting them know how much they are appreciated. Encouraging them is a sure fire way to continue seeing positive results.

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Today everything I touch is a success! I can achieve anything I put my mind to. The world is my canvas!

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This young lady thanks the man who raised her with a truly beautiful gift from the heart.
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Daniela Calderon Napoles

Mexicali, Mexico

 

A True Friend and Three Little Words

Sometimes self-care means accepting the kindness and caring of someone else for a change. Daniela describes a true friend as someone who knows what to say or do when you need it the most. She’ll never forget the day she felt she had lost everything. Even in a crowded room Daniela felt lonelier than ever. Sitting in silence with her intense sadness about how dramatically her life had changed, she received a text message. It said, “Hello brown girl :)”. The text was from the girl sitting by her side. Although she knew nothing about what Daniela was going through, the girl somehow saw through the brave exterior and knew Daniela wasn’t okay that day.

quote-openThat single message from this girl changed my whole day, it made me remember that I’m not lonely and that friends are there no matter what. We never spoke about that day, and nobody noticed her act of kindness; but for me it meant everything. I’m very thankful to have her as my friend. Small actions bring great reactions when you care about someone.quote-close

– Edited by Jewel Fries

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Yanina Llantada

Mar del Plata, Argentina

 

The Best Kindness Ever

Working at a remote school in Argentina made getting places challenging for Yanina. It was no different the day she was trying to be on time as she rushed to a job interview. Travelling by bus required a transfer halfway to her destination and it wasn’t long before Yanina realized she would be late for her interview. Undaunted she came up with Plan B, when she arrived at her transfer point she’d take a taxi instead of the bus.

However, Plan B had a flaw, Yanina knew she didn’t have enough money for the fare, but she continued anyway. There was only one taxi at the stop and just as she got there, a man who’d been on her bus opened the door. Since he had gotten there first, Yanina graciously told him to take the taxi though it would make her even later for her interview. He suggested they share the cab but it became apparent they were actually travelling in opposite directions. Surprisingly, he insisted that they share the cab. Yanina insisted she pay her portion of the fare. The man asked why she was in such a rush and she explained about her hopes for a new job.

Upon arriving, Yanina offered the money she had but instead of accepting it, the man told her to go and take it as a sign of good luck. All Yanina found out about him was his first name, Marcos.

quote-openHe kind of kicked me out of the cab. I could only ask his name, Marcos. It was the best act of kindness I ever experienced. I really believe he was sent to me…He paid twice the price to take me on time to my interview and he didn’t even know me. And… I got the job!quote-close

Yanina believed that it would all work out and sometimes Plan B just needs a kind stranger in the right place at the right time to make the pieces all fall into place. Allowing others to be kind to us is one of the greatest gifts we can give and receive.

– Edited by Jewel Fries

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The Daily Kindness Digest #206

 

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“Your past is not your future. You have the power to make new decisions for your life starting today.” ~Deb Sofield

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Send someone you care about a funny or creative card! We never know when someone is in need of a little extra loving.

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Today I will embrace my mistakes, acknowledge that it happened, make amends if necessary, and move forward!

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Watch as a chance encounter evolves into an incredible act of kindness and a unique friendship.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #205

 

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“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched- they must be felt with the heart.” ~Helen Keller

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Give a blanket or warm clothing to a homeless person. Something we take for granted could mean the world to someone else.

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Today I am POWERFUL! Nothing can stop me from putting my best foot forward!

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A truly beautiful act of kindness a boy received when he needed it most.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #204

 

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“If you have an impulse to kindness, act on it.” ~ Douglas Coupland

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Allow your employees to leave a half hour early one day as a surprise. We all know what it’s like to feel as though there aren’t enough hours in the day. A half hour can afford them the opportunity to run an errand or spend some extra time with their family.

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I do not worry about what lies ahead of me. I trust in my ability to provide well for my own future.

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These two girls gave up their recess and even more time to help revamp a toy car for a little girl with cerebral palsy so she could move around. Much kindness!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #203

 

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“Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.” ~ Brian Tracy

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Do something special for a neighbor to let them know how much you value their friendship. Friendships are important, and it’s even more important to show how much they mean to us.

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I allow myself to rest. I will let go of my thoughts until the morning.

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Everyday this elderly couple pick up donated flowers and hand them out to brighten people’s day.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #202

 

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“You’re never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” ~ C.S. Lewis

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Let someone waiting in line behind you at the grocery store go ahead of you. This could help them keep to their schedule!

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I understand the importance of time in life! I start on time and I arrive on time.

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You may have heard people say they’ll do something when pigs fly. Well, the day has come that they’re flying and for a very special reason.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #201

 

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“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~ Lao Tzu

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Take the time to enjoy nature. We are blessed to live in such a beautiful world; it’s worth slowing down to take it in.

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I will proudly say yes to others but, I will make sure that by doing so I am not saying no to myself.

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Despite needing money to take care of her father, this young woman covered the bill for a pair of firefighters who had just put out a fire. But that’s not where the story ends.