The Daily Kindness Digest #309

 

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“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Help a stranger cross the street. Let’s look out for one another out there!

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Today, I will make every effort to be positive. Negativity has no place in my life.

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A police officer helps a family get their father to Denver for his daughter’s surgery.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #308

 

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“Helping others isn’t a chore; it is one of the greatest gifts there is.” ~Liya Kebede

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Organize a creative way for members of your home, office or school to become more mindful of kindness. Perhaps create a space where each person can post an act that they’re taking on.

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Today I will refrain from overthinking. It’s time to trust my intuition, it never steers me wrong.

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A jewelry store owner blesses a woman with an incredible act of kindness.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #307

 

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“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” ~Benjamin Franklin

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Kickstart someone’s career today! Help a young person find a new job or get ahead in the workplace. Make an introduction, take them job hunting, write a recommendation or help them perfect their resume.

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Today I will be mindful of my words, recognizing that each word holds with it the power to make someone’s day or ruin their life.

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A teacher engages his students to learn about kindness and giving to others who are less fortunate.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #306

 

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“The world is full of nice people. If you can’t find one, be one.” ~Nishan Panwar

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Spend your lunch break with someone new at school, at the office or just out and about. You never know, you could make a new friendship that will last a lifetime!

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Today, I will remind myself that the there is no limit to where my imagination and my goals can take me.

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Paying it forward by buying people’s groceries.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #305

 

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“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Offer to babysit or dog sit for a friend today. The extra free time will certainly be appreciated!

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Today, I will remind myself that the limit of how great my day will be is in the palm of my hands.

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A wonderful gift to an awesome teacher!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #304

 

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“In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.” ~Dalai Lama

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Thank a local police officer for their service to the community. Let’s create a sense of solidarity!

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Today, I will radiate love and compassion. It is only a matter of time before that love and compassion is returned ten-fold!

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An act of kindness in a grocery store is payed forward.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #303

 

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“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” ~Bill Gates

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Send an encouraging email to a family member or friend embarking on a new endeavor in their lives.

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Today, I will exercise patience; remembering that everything I need comes to me at the perfect time.

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The theft of a beloved holiday ornament results in an act of kindness.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #302

 

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“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” ~Desmond Tutu

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Leave a thank you note and a little extra tip for your waiter.

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Today, I will think of the kind of person I want to be known for, and I will take the first step to become that person.

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A simple act of kindness helps a man spend time with his deceased wife.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #301

 

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“For it is in giving that we receive.” ~St Francis of Assisi

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Look around your home for things you no longer need and give them away to someone who can put them to good use.

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Today, I will look at all challenges as an opportunity to do my best and show the world what I am capable of.

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An officer pays the lunch bill for a group of teens grieving the death of their friend.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #300

 

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“A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.” ~Tom Wilson

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Next time you’re on line, pay for the person behind you. Who knows, they may just pay it forward.

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Today I will understand that I am only the one in charge of how I feel. And today, I choose to be happy!

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A child battling cancer receives a wonderful gift from store employees.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #299

 

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“Happiness comes from some curious adjustment to life.” ~Hugh Walpole

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Next time you’re on a crowded train or bus, offer your seat to someone; an elderly, disabled or pregnant person. It may sound like the obvious choice, but can be easily overlooked. Kindness is contagious, and you may just start a kindness trend of courtesy.

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Today I honor my commitment to myself and others. I will be responsible and keep the promises that I’ve made to myself and the people around me.

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A woman reaches out to a stranger in distress to offer comfort.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #298

 

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“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” ~Plato

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Give someone the benefit of the doubt. Things are not always as they appear. A little understanding can oftentimes go a long way.

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Today I will feel beautiful! I radiate beauty, charm, and grace and I won’t let negative thoughts pull me down.

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Learn a bit about my upcoming cross country tour to spread kindness far and wide! Perhaps take a moment to fill out THIS questionnaire.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #297

 

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“A man without comrades is like the left without the right.” ~Solomon Ibn Gabirol

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Treat a friend or co-worker to lunch! Sharing a meal together is a great way to either ignite a friendship or catch up with an old friend.

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Today I am READY! I am ready to learn, to grow and to change. I won’t worry about the unknown. Instead I will revel in the excitement of what lay in store for me.

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A police officer’s act of kindness towards two children goes viral.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #296

 

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“Remember that you are all people and all people are you.” ~Joy Harjo

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Compliment someone today. It can be something simple. Letting a person know you took notice to recognize something positive about them is a great way to share kindness.

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Today I will believe in my own excellence! I am deeply fulfilled with who I am.

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An experiment that shows people the importance of noticing positive qualities about ourselves!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #295

 

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“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” ~Charles Beard

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Give a heartfelt smile to a stranger today as though to say “I see YOU!” No need to say anything at all, your eyes will say it all.

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Today I will embrace change. Change is natural and it is my job to accept it and grow.

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A wonderful video that shows that even though we come from different backgrounds, we can find common ground.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #294

 

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“If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.” ~Zig Ziglar

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Reassure a stranger who appears to have the weight of the world on their shoulders that everything is going to be ok. Words of hope can cut through feelings of fear.

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Today I will make it a day to REMEMBER. Remember the lessons I’ve learned, the friendships I’ve forged, the opportunities I’ve seized.

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Bringing neighbors together with food and kindness!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #293

 

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“There is more to life than increasing its speed.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

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Bring flowers to a hospital and gift them to a patient that hasn’t had many visitors. Keep your eyes peeled today and the opportunity will present itself.

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Today I will BREATHE. One day at a time, one moment at a time, one breath at a time.

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A homeless man helps someone in need and is rewarded.

The Kindness Flash #14

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This month’s theme: HAPPINESS – Happiness can be defined in many different ways including momentary feelings of joy and pleasure, a higher meaning of life or as Shawn Achor describes it, “For me, happiness is the joy we feel striving for our potential.”

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Everyday Kindness: Sowing the Seeds of Happiness

Upon moving to Brighton her father missed the wild flowers he’d enjoyed so much in his homeland. He was sad that little children passed on the street every day and the trees were bare. He decided to take it upon himself to make a change and proceeded to plant daffodils under one tree, but sometimes, things don’t go quite as planned.

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Everyday Kindness: Super Hero, Super Kindness

Reality greeted Mykel when his roommate informed him he wanted him to leave. His friend Tomo was the first person he contacted and Tomo opened his doors to Mykel. Talk about kindness, Tomo didn’t want Mykel to pay rent!

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Kind Connection: Grace Murdock

She didn’t think that by choosing to make a difference in her community, she would someday become a ‘Kindness Influencer’ who people look up to. Discover more about Grace Murdock’s incredible journey through love and generosity and find out how you can help her fulfill her personal Kindness Wish.

Read the full interview on the blog >>


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“Researchers from the University of Otago, New Zealand, asked eight schools not to change their playgrounds, while another eight increased the element of ‘risk’ in their outdoor areas. Youngsters who spend their lunch break in areas with a bit of ‘rough and tumble’ are more likely to play with other children and less likely to complain of being bullied.”

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Examining how to be happy is benefitted from observing the patterns of others, and then taking only what you find useful. Inspiration is the goal, not rigid rules on being happy.

The 15 Habits of Incredibly Happy People


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“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”
~ Jim Rohn

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“Researchers found that setting ambitious goals tends to make people happier.” This month set 3 goals, a short term, medium term and long term. Share your goals with a friend and let them cheer you on! You might just inspire them to set some goals too.

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

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You can’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of happiness while listening to this song. “Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth. Clap along if you know what happiness is to you.” The key is recognizing that happiness can be found in everything. It’s a choice that we make every moment of every day. When happiness exists within ourselves, no one can take from us.
 

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Did you know that engaging in ACTS OF KINDNESS is proven to boost serotonin? Serotonin heals your wounds, calms you down and makes you HAPPY!
 

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“We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive.”
 

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The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin asked herself, “What do I want from life, anyway?” Her answer was a common one, “I want to be happy.” Yet in that moment she realized she spent no time thinking about her happiness. So without looking back she decided to dedicate one whole year to a happiness project. What resulted is “one of the most thoughtful and engaging works on happiness.” The book brings together the wisdom of the ages with current scientific research, as Rubin shows her readers what a year of cultivating happiness can look like.


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The Daily Kindness Digest #292

 

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“The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.” ~Pierre Corneille

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Take the extra split second and hold the elevator door open for someone rushing to make it. We’ve all been there, now let’s remember what it feels like when we’re on the other side of that door.

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Today I will spread my wings and fly! Life is meant to be lived and I will live it to the fullest!

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A beautiful video about how simple acts of kindness can mean so much.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #291

 

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“Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it.” ~Dorothy Thomas

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Be as positive as you can be today. Your positive energy can transfer to someone else and change the trajectory of their entire day.

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Today I am WORTHY! I deserve all of the good that is presently in my life and all of the wonderful things that are yet to come.

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Parents surprise a teen with her dream dress after she thought someone else bought it.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #290

 

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“The easiest way to meet people is to just look like someone who is willing to listen.” ~Robert Brault

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Encourage someone who can’t find reason to do so, to smile today. When we put forth feelings of positivity we draw those same positive feeling to us.

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Today I feel safe and secure. The unexpected bumps in the road are simply blessings in disguise.

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A generous tip leads to a prosperous career.
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Mykel Dicus

West New York, USA

 

Super Hero, Super Kindness

Mykel is a committed artist and business owner. For more than 20 years part of his plan for success has been to find housing for no more than $550 a month. However, reality greeted Mykel one day when his roommate informed him he wanted him to leave. Mykel’s friend Tomo was the first person he contacted and Tomo opened his doors to Mykel. Talk about kindness! Tomo didn’t want Mykel to pay rent! He gave Mykel his other room with a king size bed, private bathroom and gigantic kitchen to use, 10 times the space that Mykel had lived in EVER! Tomo offered his warmth, his silly laugh, his trust, his superstitions, his zest for adventure. Tomo’s generosity also helped Mykel get his financial house in order both personally and in his business.

quote-openTomo taught me to see the kindness within myself and reminds me everyday how giving is a beautiful miracle. I thank the universe and my superhero Tomo everyday for being there when I needed it most.quote-close

– Edited by Jewel Fries

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Lara Heller

Brighton, UK

 

Sowing The Seeds Of Happiness

Lara remembers how how her father always loved nature. Lara and her siblings grew up in the tiny mountain village in Germany that had a grand total of 100 people. Upon moving to Brighton her father missed the wild flowers he’d enjoyed so much in his homeland. He was sad that little children passed on the street every day and the trees were bare. He decided to take it upon himself to make a change and proceeded to plant daffodils under one tree.

The children all looked at the pretty little bed of bright yellow. The tree stood out. Elderly people smiled walking past. Children stopped and showed their parents. It was amazing and beautiful how a single tree decorated with flowers could attract so much attention!

Sadly, one morning the Town Council put out wood shavings on all the trees including the one with daffodils crushing all the little flowers. Devastated, the family ran out and asked why. The reply was also devastating, ‘Council orders-it looks different to the others. They need to be the same.’

Lara’s father chose not to become angry. Instead he proceeded to plant daffodils under all the trees! The next spring the whole street looked the same, each tree an explosion of yellow flowers. Children laughed again and neighbours sent Lara’s family letters as a thank you.

LaraLara reminds us beautifully that,

quote-openDaffodils like kind deeds multiple. Every year there are more little yellow trumpets waving in the wind. And our neighbours have planted more flowers under their trees. Kindness isn’t always encouraged but that doesn’t mean we give up. As my father taught me-plant enough seeds and suddenly they’ll all blossom.quote-close

– Edited by Jewel Fries

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The Daily Kindness Digest #289

 

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“Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” ~Paul Brandt

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Visit a friend who’s home sick. Maybe go the extra mile and drop off some awesome chicken soup. Plus, your visit may be just what they need to take their mind off of the pain.

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Today I am LOVED! I know how lucky I am to even have one person looking out for me and caring about my best interests.

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A wounded veteran rescues a dog who in turn rescues him.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #288

 

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“Love yourself first, and everything else will fall into line.” ~Lucille Ball

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Today I will make a conscious effort to drink more water! After all it’s essential to your health and when you are healthy and energetic it is easier to be kind.

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Today I feel VIBRANT! It is so good to be alive!

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Elementary students who give up a class trip to help two of their ill classmates receive a Kindness Boomerang!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #287

 

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“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” ~Anon

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Plan to go to sleep earlier than usual tonight. Give your body and mind the extra rest it deserves!

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Today I recognize that I am GROWING! I know that I can be better than I was yesterday and one step closer to who I will be tomorrow!

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A waitress who is given an awesome tip plans on paying it forward.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #286

 

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“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” ~Edward Everett Hale

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Leave a positive little note where someone else can see it today. A few powerful words can really make someone’s day.

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Today I let go all of the lies I tell myself. The truth will set me free!

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A 20 year old homeless man and his mother are given a boost through the kindness of strangers.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #285

 

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“I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.” ~Robert Brault

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Call a friend today and make a date to get together. In this computer age, time spent face to face can mean so much!

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Today I will give more attention to a special relationship by being romantic and allowing myself to be vulnerable. A little love and openness goes a long way!

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A police officer becomes a babysitter to help a man who has to testify in court.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #284

 

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“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” ~Jack Kornfield

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Be kind to yourself and get in a little workout today. Your body will thank you for it!

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Today I will see every mistake or obstacle in my past as a lesson that has made me a stronger and better person!

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A homeless dog living in a trash pile gets rescued, and then does something amazing!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #283

 

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“People may not always tell you how they feel about you, but their actions will speak for themselves.” ~Ash Sweeney

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Give someone you love a hug today for at least 6 seconds. This simple act will speak for itself.

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Today I enjoy sharing my life with someone. There is so much love in my heart and I can’t wait to give it to others!

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A 10 year old girl makes chemo “Kare Kits” for children dealing with cancer in honor of her aunt.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #282

 

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“Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” ~JK Rowling

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Smile at a stranger today. Watch how their face lights up in response.

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Today I will not be scared! I will follow my intuition and my heart will keep me safe and sound.

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A man reaches out for help to provide a new roof and AC unit for his neighbors in need.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #281

 

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“I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.” ~George Elliot

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Send someone a heartfelt email today. We can all get caught up in the cyber world but we can still speak from the heart and focus on developing connection.

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Today I will be grateful! I will make it a habit to thank the people who touch my life, even for the little things. The more I practice being grateful, the more I will find I am never lacking or wanting.

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Kindness on the streets in NYC.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #280

 

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“Next time you talk to a charity, don’t ask them about the level of their overhead, ask them about the scale of their dreams.” ~Dan Pallotta

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Donate your old stuffed animals or dolls to a local charity or religious organization.

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Today I will REFLECT on all of the wonderful opportunities that I have had and that continue to present themselves to me.

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This beautiful video shows how simple acts of kindness can make a huge difference.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #279

 

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“Seek to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you.” ~James Freeman Clarke

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Offer to babysit for a single Mom or Dad. Being a single parent is tough and they’ll likely appreciate it more than you think.

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Today I will show my LOVE! My family and friends will know how much I appreciate and care about them.

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Two women with amazing hearts receive a Kindness Boomerang from Ellen.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #278

 

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“As a rule I always look for what others ignore.” ~Marshall McLuhan

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Make a Top 10 (or 25 or 100) List of things you’re thankful for and share it! Your list may inspire others to take a positive look at their lives!

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Today I will NOURISH my mind and body. Everything I drink and eat as well as what I watch, read and listen to, will all be healthy and positive.

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This three-minute segment warmed the hearts of millions since being released and serves as a powerful reminder of the power of being kind without expecting something in return.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #277

 

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“Never underestimate the difference you can make in the lives of others. Step forward, reach out, and help.” ~Pablo

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Drop off dinner or groceries to an elderly relative or neighbor who can’t get out much.

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Today I will simply BE; focusing on the here and now rather than dwelling on the past or longing for the future.

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An Extraordinary Surprise for a Preschool Teacher.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #276

 

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“Every single time you help somebody stand up you are helping humanity rise.” ~Steve Maraboli

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Help someone write or improve their resume. Helping someone land on their feet or land their dream job is the greatest form of giving.

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Today I will LISTEN. I will pay attention to what others have to say, for I know that everyone needs an ear sometimes.

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A single mother and her son who is dealing with leukemia are given awesome gifts of kindness. Then an even more amazing gift was revealed.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #275

 

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“The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family.” ~Mother Teresa

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Put an end to procrastination. Schedule a check up at the doctor or dentist. When you’re at your best you can be the best for others.

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Today I will be GENTLE with myself. Kindness begins from within & I know that I deserve it.

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A brave little dog gets rescued from the river.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #274

 

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“The value of something isn’t measured by how much it cost, but rather by how much heart you put into it.” ~Orly Wahba

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Volunteer or begin planning a volunteer day with family and friends at a local charity. Giving of our time can oftentimes hold greater value than our money.

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Today I choose LOVE! I am in love with life and all of the wonderful things that are coming my way!

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A surprise for an unsuspecting couple who was recently robbed.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #273

 

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“What a man really has, is what is in him. What is outside of him should be a matter of no importance.” ~Oscar Wilde

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Donate clothes you no longer need to a homeless shelter.

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Today I am RESOURCEFUL! I have so much to offer and I will use my resources to make my mark on this world!

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Ellen helps an amazing mother pursue her dream.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #272

 

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“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” ~Carl Jung

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Give up your seat on the train or bus to an elderly person. The action itself will have you feeling lighter on your feet.

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Today I will let life SURPRISE me. There are so many wondrous adventures out there and I will take them all in.

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A road trip leads to an act of kindness and an amazing friendship!

The Kindness Flash #13

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This month’s theme: FRIENDSHIP – “A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” ~William Shakespeare

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Everyday Kindness: The Power of a Smile

Many of of us remember an adult from our childhood who stands out as someone extra special. For Marwa it was a sweet, caring elderly neighbour she describes as a pure hearted woman who showed the little girl love and a joy of life, despite the woman’s own difficulties.

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Everyday Kindness: That Awkward Moment

We’ve all experienced an awkward moment. If we’re lucky they are fleeting, if not they can hang in the air and make time stand still, and not in a good way. Like everything else in life what we do with those moments is a choice. Pavan’s shares his experience with one such awkward experience and how his choice to embrace that moment made a lasting difference.

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While most of us think twice about offering to babysit for our friends who have just become parents, there are a few souls out there who surprise us in the best way possible. When her best friend Gina passed away, Jane promised Gina’s terminally ill husband to take in their children as her own. Read on to find out more about this incredible story of friendship!

Friendships that last for a lifetime, and beyond


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We all have amazing friendships that we know could last a lifetime. But oftentimes, something gets in the way of our forever. Sometimes it is a slight misunderstanding, miscommunication or maybe just distance. Find out some amazing ways to ensure that these friendships stay intact over the years and make it to the forever line.

10 Characteristics of Friendships That Keep


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“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.”
~ William Butler Yeats

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Reach out to an old friend and find out how life has been treating them. If you feel it, go ahead and plan a weekend together! There is nothing like the joy of laughter and shared memories between two souls who have known each other since forever.

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

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Some songs never get old. We’ve all had that FRIENDS coffee shop gang with whom we will never stop arguing, joking, laughing, and loving every single day. Here’s to the best of friendships!
 

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Here are two incredible women who have known each other their entire lives, and yes, they are a 100 years old! We sure could take some tips from them on maintaining our friendships.
 

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We’re all embedded in vast social networks of friends, family, co-workers and more. Nicholas Christakis tracks how a wide variety of traits — from happiness to obesity — can spread from person to person, showing how your location in the network might impact your life in ways you don’t even know.
 

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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

This tale about two unlikely friends will take you through a roller coaster of emotions, secured tightly at the centre by love and unbreakable ties. When the son of a wealthy merchant and a servant boy become friends, a little bit of the world beneath them shakes, and changes in the name of this bond.


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Pavan Kumar Raja

Telangana, India

 

That Awkward Moment

We’ve all experienced an awkward moment. If we’re lucky they are fleeting, if not they can hang in the air and make time stand still, and not in a good way. Like everything else in life what we do with those moments is a choice. Pavan’s shares his experience with one such awkward experience and how his choice to embrace that moment made a lasting difference.

A few years ago Pavan was on his way to surprise his best friend on his birthday. As he arrived filled with festive greetings he was instead surprised to find his friend crying beside the body of his father who had collapsed from a heart attack. Pavan had also been rather close to his friends father and grieved along side his friend also supporting him during the time before his father’s pyre.

As the time passed Pavan realized how from this time forward his friend’s birthday would be marked by the memory of his father’s death and filled with sadness. He and a group of their friends took it upon themselves to help their friend crawl out of the depression he had fallen into and reclaim himself.

Pavan said “That day, I came to know how life changes as even the happiest moments can overlap with the most grieving moment at any given time and made me realize worthiness of those small precious happiness in life…”

Realizing how fragile life can be, Pavan decided he didn’t want to take anything for granted. He began to live much more in the moment and decided to never miss the opportunity to celebrate a birthday with a friend. He thanks his friend for being the reason that he is a much better and kinder person today. Pavan says,

quote-openFriendship [is] always the best kindness relationship as it [is] always pure, unconditional and selflessquote-close

– Edited by Jewel Fries

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Marwa Ben Njima

Testour, Tunisia

 

The Power of a Smile

Many of of us remember an adult from our childhood who stands out as someone extra special. For Marwa it was a sweet, caring elderly neighbour she describes as a pure hearted woman who showed the little girl love and a joy of life, despite the woman’s own difficulties. Each day as she returned home, Marwa looked forward to stopping in for a visit with her neighbour.

Eventually Marwa realized her neighbour had cancer and as could be expected she and her family had a hard time dealing with the devastating news. Marwa and her family did the best they could to support their neighbour through her experience. For them that’s just part of the kindness lifestyle. Over time they cried together and hugged and Marwa gently reminded her that her beautiful eyes didn’t need to shed anymore tears, that she was a strong person able to face whatever came.

Marwa promised herself she would be a ray of sunshine for her friend through the illness and visited as often as she could, sometimes three times a day.. Marwa says, “in the morning to kiss her, in the evening to hug her, and in the night to kiss, hug her and say I want to see your smile all the time.”

Within a few months it was clear the cancer was too advanced and when Marwa last visited, her old neighbour smiled. Marwa was saddened by the death of her friend but she kindly reminds us that her friend’s beautiful smile is in her memories, her neighbour found peace. Most importantly, her friend lives in every smile Marwa gives and receives. That’s a legacy.

For Marwa,

quote-openIt’s the hope, the love, the affection the smile [that] make the difference even [if] it’s small, even with your smile you can make someone happy.quote-close

And Marwa reminds us that nothing makes a face more beautiful than a smile.

– Edited by Jewel Fries

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The Daily Kindness Digest #271

 

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“Things spoken can be forgotten and forgiven, but the written word has the power to change the course of history, to alter our lives.” ~Teresa Mummert

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Create a list of acts of kindness you know you can perform everyday and keep it handy as a reminder. Being aware is the first step to seizing those moments.

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Today I will think OUTSIDE OF THE BOX. The world needs more creativity and today I will bring it!

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A worldwide collaboration of hope from Life Vest Inside Kindness Ambassadors.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #270

 

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“Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push.” ~Richard M. DeVos

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Motivate someone to make a positive change in their life. Sometimes a small push is just what they need to step out of their comfort zone and make things happen.

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Today I will be HOPEFUL! Everything I want is on its way to me and all I need to do is FEEL GOOD now!

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A generous chef gets aid of his own after his restaurant burns down.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #269

 

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“Recognizing the needs of others is easy, finding a way to fulfill them is where the magic lies.” ~Jeff Kuske

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Give a heartfelt compliment to someone who seems to be having a rough day. Giving them reason to smile can be exactly what’s needed to turn their day around.

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Today I will remember to be SUPPORTIVE of everyone around me. I will anticipate the needs of others and do my best to help in any way that I can.

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An act of kindness boomerangs back to a waitress with a big heart.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #268

 

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“Something that has always puzzled me in my life is why, when I am in special need of help, the good deed is usually done by somebody on whom I have no claim.” ~William Feather

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Make an effort to return a lost object that you find. What a great way to restore faith and hope in humanity. If you’ve ever lost an important possession you’ll understand exactly what I mean.

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Today I will be AWARE. I will be mindful of my surroundings and all of the blessings that appear throughout my day. Life has so much to offer me!

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A grandson’s beautiful gift to the grandparents he loves.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #267

 

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“A “me society” is selfishness. A “we society” is kindness.” ~B. D. Schiers

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Create a culture of kindness in the workplace. Surprise your coworkers with breakfast on you! It will make both your day and theirs that much sweeter.

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Today I will get outside of my COMFORT ZONE. I will dare greatly and take a chance!

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A young wrestler with the heart of a champion!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #266

 

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“Be curious, not judgmental.” ~Walt Whitman

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Be mindful of the words you say and hold yourself back from gossiping. Words have the power to make someone’s day or destroy their life. Choose wisely.

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Today I am willing to grow and improve. I am more than just good enough. I get better every day!

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Spreading kindness to the young at heart!