The Daily Kindness Digest #743

 

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 “Give back in some way. Always be thoughtful to others.” ~ Jackie Joyner-Kersee

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Offer to run an errand for someone; give them a lift, drop off medicine they need or pick up some groceries.

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Today I am thoughtful. I think of ways I can lend a hand to those in my life.

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Colorado High School teaches students math through a hands-on method that also helps their community.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #742

 

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 “That best portion of a man’s life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.” ~ William Wordsworth

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Give a treat (a sweet dessert, cup of coffee, fruit) to a security guard or crossing guard you encounter on your way to work or school.

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Today I contribute to the happiness of others by letting them know, in action, that they matter.

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Woman pays it forward to a local Fry’s security guard who always makes customers smile.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #741

 

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 “Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle.” ~ Charles Glassman

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Mindfully do a favor for a sibling or close relative. We oftentimes lose sight of the fact that kindness begins at home.

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Today I am grateful for the people in my life I can often take for granted.

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A little girl keeps her brother’s spirit alive through acts of kindness. For her dedication to giving back to the community, she receives a special gift herself.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #740

 

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 “I’ve been searching for ways to heal myself, and I’ve found that kindness is the best way.” ~ Lady Gaga

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Pay a visit to a local old age home with a few friends or family members. Drop off some treats, serenade them with a song, play a game of bingo or just swap some good old stories.

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Today I am thoughtful. I treat others the way I would like to be treated.

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Incredible moments between celebrities and their fans.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #739

 

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 “Choosing kindness is just as easy as smiling.” ~ Jacob Tremblay

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Be authentic in words, deeds, and actions as you engage with others today. The best person to strive to be is ourselves but it’s oftentimes the hardest person to be. Talk from your heart without constantly trying to impress others, when engaging in an act of kindness do it with a smile and your best intentions.

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Today I am authentic and sincere with myself and with others. I’m proud of who I am and feel secure to show my true colors.

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

The Daily Kindness Digest #738

 

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 “You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.” ~ Publilius Syrus

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Listen. Fight your urge to preemptively interrupt someone who comes to you for advice. Sometimes offering a person a platform to speak is the greatest form of advice you can give them.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I am a sounding board. I am mindful of truly hearing others.

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Emotional man describes deceased wife to sketch artist.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #737

 

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 “It really is a blessing when two people who are so full of dignity and kindness and really live to make the world a better place get together.” ~ Karen Duffy

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Call a mom you know and offer to babysit, free of charge. Moms need all the loving support they can get.

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Today I am reflective. I see myself in others.

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Wisconsin bus driver rescues a young boy running down the sidewalk alone.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #736

 

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 “Just imagine how different the world could be if we all spoke to everyone with respect and kindness.” ~ Holly Branson

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Promote someone else’s ideas. Whenever possible, champion others and you yourself will become an automatic champion.

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Today I am empowered and in turn empower all those I meet to be the best they can be.

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Happiness isn’t about what we don’t have but about appreciating what we do have.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #735

 

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 “Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life.” ~ Isaac Bashevis Singer

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Leave a bouquet of roses or some other exciting surprise outside a loved one’s doorstep. Don’t forget the note, it’s oftentimes the most valuable part of the entire gift.

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Today I seek out ways to not simply do kindness but to live it.

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Being rich is dependent not on what you have but on what you give.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #734

 

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 “It takes a long time to grow an old friend.” ~John Leonard

act of kindness of the dayAct of Kindness

Take the initiative and organize a fun night for you and a couple of friends. Whether it be spending time at a movie, cooking a meal together, or heading out for a night of karaoke. The more we put into our friendships, the more valuable they become.

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Today I see the value in those who choose to be a part of my life.

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

The Daily Kindness Digest #733

 

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 “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” ~ Thomas Edison

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Snap a photo for a couple and be the one that captures a memory for them.

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I am valuable and will honor my worth through all my decisions.

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Warrior Wyatt has a DIPG Brain Tumor but his joy brought out police and fire to make him deputy for a day!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #732

 

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 “Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

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Deliver a compliment to a stranger it may just be the unexpected gift they need.

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Today I can accomplish anything. My strength is greater than any struggle.

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Witness 12 acts of kindness by police officers.

The Kindness Flash #34

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This month’s theme: OPPORTUNITY – It’s knocking!


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Reflections on Opportunity: by Orly Wahba

“Like the sunset, opportunities are fleeting specks of light that vanish within seconds only leaving behind the residue of their beauty with colorful radiant skies. But when seized, opportunities have the power to change worlds and their beauty remains even after the sun has set.” ~Orly Wahba

As I began to think of this month’s theme of OPPORTUNITY – I recalled the passage above from a journal entry I wrote years ago, before starting Life Vest Inside. I loved teaching but something within me seemed to be calling me. I didn’t quite understand how to decipher what that “call” was telling me, but I felt that there was something more I was meant to do. Read More >>


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4 Truths to Set You Free

We can ask questions as use them as tools to shift our perspective and ease our minds into new ways of operating. We create our lives from our thoughts and actions. What we think and what we do are how our choices take form and paint our reality. They’re rooted in what we believe to be true. By changing what we choose to be true, it follows that our thoughts, actions, and feelings will change as well.

6 Ways to Create Your Own Opportunity

There are people in this life who always seem to be in the right place at the right time. They’re the ones who appear to always land the dream job and live the dream life, fulfilling their dharma, or their life’s purpose, in ways you can only imagine. Their life seems to be marked by a profound sense of groundedness, self-realization, and joy. Opportunities are present all around you as well; you just need to learn how to identify and step into them.

Create Your Own Opportunities

Here are three ways to create opportunity in your life. Here is one of those basic laws of life: There will always be opportunities for those who recognize and pursue them. The lucky people are simply those who have taken more chances than average.

4 Truths of Creating Your Own Opportunities

Simple approaches to creating opportunities. When we work in unity with others who share our values and core principles, we reach our target together, while lifting one another up and having a lot more fun along the way.


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“Good things come to those that create…not wait.”
~ Jay Shetty

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Over the month of January, the month of opportunity quiet the negative voices in your head that tell you you can’t advance more than you already have. Be on the lookout for opportunities to grow, personally professionally spiritually and let go of the fear of pursuing them. In this world you need to not simply dream big, but play big. It’s time to show up because your life is NOW! Don’t let the opportunities pass you by – hang on with all your might and trust yourself a bit more.

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What opportunity would you jump to say “yes” to?
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At Life Vest Inside we strive to inspire, educate and empower people of all backgrounds to speak the language of kindness which we know transcends race, religion, ethnicity and nationality. We all can believe different things and respect them at the same time. This month’s song of “opportunity” comes from Matthew West who is a Christian artist and uses some lyrics that may not be relatable to you. However, the beautiful theme that the lyrics and video convey are very clear and appropriate for this month. This inspirational song reminds us that there are opportunities to make an impact all around us and it is our responsibility to create them and be the solution. Listen with an open heart and enjoy.
 

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In this world we have a choice to see opportunity and seize it with both hands or let it pass us by. Where others see blank space, seek out “infinity waiting to be unpacked and expanded.”
 

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Eyes Wide Open: Overcoming Obstacles and Recognizing Opportunities in a World That Can't See Clearly

“Eyes Wide Open: Overcoming Obstacles and Recognizing Opportunities in a World That Can’t See Clearly” by Isaac Lidsky

Behind every hardship lies an opportunity to overcome. In Eyes Wide Open, Isaac Lidsky draws on his experience of achieving immense success, joy, and fulfillment while losing his sight to a blinding disease to show us that it isn’t external circumstances, but how we perceive and respond to them, that governs our reality. Fear has a tendency to give us tunnel vision—we fill the unknown with our worst imaginings and cling to what’s familiar. Lidsky shows us how we can overcome paralyzing fears, avoid falling prey to our own assumptions and faulty leaps of logic, silence our inner critic, harness our strength, and live with open hearts and minds. In sharing his hard-won insights, Lidsky shows us how we too can confront life’s trials with initiative, humor, and grace.


“No Limits: Blow the CAP Off Your Capacity” by John C. Maxwell

#1 New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell’s latest book will enhance the lives of leaders, professionals, and anyone who wants to achieve success and personal growth. We often treat the word capacity as if it were a natural law of limitation. Unfortunately, most of us are much more comfortable defining what we perceive as off limits rather than what’s really possible. Could it be that many of us have failed to expand our potential because we have allowed what we perceive as capacity to define us? What if our limits are not really our limits?


The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith

“The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith” by Gabrielle Bernstein

#1 New York Times Bestseller! In her latest book, The Universe Has Your Back, New York Times best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein teaches readers how to transform their fear into faith in order to live a divinely guided life. Each story and lesson in the book guides readers to release the blocks to what they most long for: happiness, security, and clear direction. The lessons help readers relinquish the need to control so they can relax into a sense of certainty and freedom.


“What Do You Do With A Chance” by Kobi Yamada

A captivating story about a child who isn’t sure what to make of a chance encounter and then discovers that when you have courage, take chances, and say yes to new experiences, amazing things can happen.


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“Loser” by Jerry Spinelli

From renowned Newbery-winning author Jerry Spinelli comes a powerful story about how not fitting in just might lead to an incredible life. This classic book is perfect for fans of Gordon Korman and Carl Hiaasen.


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Reflections on Opportunity

by Orly Wahba

“Like the sunset, opportunities are fleeting specks of light that vanish within seconds only leaving behind the residue of their beauty with colorful radiant skies. But when seized, opportunities have the power to change worlds and their beauty remains even after the sun has set.” ~Orly Wahba

As I began to think of this month’s theme of OPPORTUNITY – I recalled the passage above from a journal entry I wrote years ago, before starting Life Vest Inside. I loved teaching but something within me seemed to be calling me. I didn’t quite understand how to decipher what that “call” was telling me, but I felt that there was something more I was meant to do. Teaching is a GREAT love of mine, one that I will never ever forget. Perhaps one that I will have the opportunity to go back to at some point in my life. Yet, even though I loved what I was doing and knew that it fit me like a glove, deep in my heart I felt that there was something more. It wasn’t that teaching was no longer for me, but rather that I was meant to use all I learned during those years as a stepping stone to teach and inspire on a whole new level. My journal entry continued as follows all those years ago,

“We all have dreams, but few of us have the courage to pursue them. Too often a person’s passion and dreams are put aside, neatly swept under the carpet, shuffled away deep beneath the heart, in order to settle for the far easier attainable goal. But somewhere in the subconscious that passion continues to burn. As time passes it only grows. For most such feelings are conveniently neglected; after all it is something that serves as a great conversational piece. The “I could’ve been’s” are far more intriguing to people than had they tried to actually attain their dream, but failed. Then there are some who can’t seem to let go. Deep inside their heart festers the ever growing passion, the ever growing dream, the ever growing question – “where did I go wrong?” But where do people go wrong? When does that most crucial moment occur when u are standing at a crossroad? There are an endless amount of stories – This is mine…”

Albert Einstein said, “In The Middle Of Difficulty Lies Opportunity.” Something that I perhaps never shared openly, is that my final year of teaching was laced in difficulty, not because of the sadness of leaving but because of the hurt that I experienced from a couple of parents who crushed my heart and made me feel as though all the years I’ve worked, the heart, the soul, the love I poured into every student, into every second of every day meant nothing. Although I had hundreds and even thousands of positive interactions as a teacher, this negative one pierced me so deeply. Isn’t it interesting that it takes hundreds of positive remarks to undo one really negative one (perhaps, something for all of us to think about). While I can go off on tangents here about how the choice to feel this way is ours alone to choose, instead I simply want to note that it was in large part because of this “difficulty” that just as Einstein said, opportunity arose.

I NEVER thought I would leave teaching. Sure I always had big dreams, but I would never think of not being there the following year for my students in their final year of Middle School, as I taught 7th and 8th graders. However, the pain I felt from this negative interaction allowed me to take the feelings I felt when writing the above journal entry and turn it into action. Something was brewing in my heart regardless of that interaction, but I don’t know if I would have had the courage to pursue had I not been hurt. I am a big believer that everything happens for a reason, the good and the seemingly bad.

So why am I sharing this? Had I never taken that chance; seen the opportunity to channel the pain into something that I dreamed of doing, into something that would impact many, Life Vest Inside would cease to exist. Yes, I’m certain I would still be a teacher until this very day and I would love it. However, I wouldn’t be living up to my full potential.

Make no mistake, seizing opportunity is frightening, but it’s also invigorating. Sometimes our pursuit of an opportunity will be fruitful and there are times when we will be met with failure or disappointment. However, this is actually the beauty in opportunity – it forces you to take a step out of your comfort zone and put a bit more faith in yourself. In my opinion, success has little to do with outcome. Success is simply measured by the choice a person makes when faced with opportunity and whether that person chooses to seize the moment regardless of the outcome.

Oddly enough, I find myself standing at yet another crossroad 7 years down the line and 7 years into my work with Life Vest Inside. I hear something calling to me, yet I’m uncertain of how to decipher it. One thing is for sure, if I trust myself and the voice within me, I won’t be led astray. Here’s to the unknown that always awaits us. Life sure is an adventure!

How will you seize your opportunity? I’m happy to be a listening ear for any and all of you wishing to share.

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The Daily Kindness Digest #731

 

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 “Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.” ~ Gandhi

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Look for opportunity today! If an opportunity comes your way, take it!

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Today I recognize my capabilities! I see the limitless possibilities all around me.

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A great song by Sia called Opportunity which was featured in the movie Annie.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #730

 

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 “We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.” ~ Mother Teresa

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Make an effort to love yourself today. You are worth it!

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Today I recognize my self-worth!

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Amanda Jette Knox shares her traumatic experiences throughout her youth as a way to inspire young people to love themselves.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #729

 

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 “Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.” ~ Mark Twain

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Spring into action! Don’t wait just do!

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Today I am unstoppable!

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Watch this Ted Talk discussing how great leaders inspire action.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #728

 

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 “Life is a journey, not a destination.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Commit to learning something new this year and take the first step in doing so.

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Today I am persistent. I don’t give up no matter what!

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A great motivational video to kickstart 2019!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #727

 

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 “You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.” ~ Michelle Obama

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Make a decision to make change for the New Year. Whether big or small it can be the start of something great!

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Today I am fearless. I know I can do anything!

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Tune in for this week’s episode of the Kindness Kickoff with Orly Wahba.

The Kindness Flash #33

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This month’s theme: SERVICE – The Gateway to Influence.


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100 Ways to Serve Others

Check out this exciting list of 100 ways we can serve others. The things are simpler than you may think.


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“Only a life lived in service to others is worth living.”
~ Albert Einstein

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We are all service providers in some way. Be mindful this month of those in service positions. How can you empower them to continue serving with a smile? Say thank you, acknowledge a job well done, leave a positive review, share a funny joke to make them laugh, etc. The way we treat others is likely the energy they will take with them as they connect and engage with others Make it count.

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Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” How do you define service to others?
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Share your idea of how ONE something can make all the difference. Share your thoughts.
 

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Bruno Mars shares how choosing to be of service for others is as easy as 1, 2, 3. “If you ever find yourself lost in the dark and you can’t see, I’ll be the light to guide you. You find out what we’re made of when we’re all called to help our friends in need. You can count on me like 1, 2, 3.”
 

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A simple act of service creates a ripple of positivity in its wake and not only inspires those it touches but those who see it in the making.
 

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“Kindness Boomerang: How to Save the World and Yourself Through 365 Daily Acts” by Orly Wahba

A lesson-a-day book in kindness filled with various ways we can be of service to others, including ourselves. For each day, there is an act, inspirational quote and short reflection on the power of paying it forward! This book makes for a great gift for yourself and for others. Perfect for the holiday season!


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“The Power of Serving Others: You Can Start Where You Are” by Gary Morsch

No one wants to end life’s journey wondering: Did my life count for something? Did I have a reason for being here? The stories in this book show that for people of all ages, income levels, and expertise, the answer can be a resounding “”Yes!”” From extraordinary examples — relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina or work in refugee camps in Afghanistan — to localized, everyday actions, the authors demonstrate that living a life of service to others, and seeing how lives are changed as a result, establishes the meaning and significance all humans long for. Moreover, the book provides strategies for creating a purposeful life through daily service. The authors prove that the ability to find fulfillment is within reach, and that the discovery is waiting to be made in homes, workplaces, communities, neighborhoods, and schools all across America.


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“101 Small Ways to Change the World”

It’s hard to believe that you could change the world, but it’s true! We’ll show you loads of awesome ways to help out family, friends, yourself and the planet – and show how you’re never too young to make a big difference. Includes random acts of kindness, craft projects, energy-saving ideas and much more. 101 Small Ideas to Change the World is a practical, fun and creative book to inspire you at home, school and in your local community and beyond! Remember, all big ideas start with just one person who decides to do things differently. You could be that person.


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The Daily Kindness Digest #726

 

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 “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson

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Leave a heartfelt note on your receipt when leaving a tip.

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Today I generate positivity in the way I think, the way I act and through the words I utter. I am more powerful than I can imagine, we all are.

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An incredible compilation of photos that will warm your heart!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #725

 

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 “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Martin Luther King Jr.

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Sincerely apologize to someone you have wronged or to someone who perceives that you have wronged them. Saying I’m sorry doesn’t mean you’re wrong, it means you acknowledge that something you’ve done was perceived by someone as hurtful.

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Today I am forgiving. Pride has no part in the role I am meant to play in this world.

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An amazing act of kindness shown by a soldier to a boy who was hungry.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #724

 

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 “Good words alone do not make a person good, but good deeds make a person great.” ~ Gift Gugu Mona

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Time for real connection! Keep your cell phone out of site when you’re out with friends or family. Let’s focus on being present.

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Today I have the vision to see others the way I wish they would see me.

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Check this compilation video of acts of kindness caught on camera. It is sure to bring a smile to your face!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #723

 

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 “Every time you do a good deed you shine the light a little farther into the dark. And the thing is, when you’re gone that light is going to keep shining on, pushing the shadows back.” ~ Charles de Lint

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On garbage day, pull everyone in the neighborhood’s garbage cans back to their houses.

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Today I am open to lending a hand in any way I can. We are here to see each other through.

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A community supports a man who is waiting for a liver transplant.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #722

 

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 “I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do.” ~ Jana Stanfield

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Write an encouraging note on one of your friends’ Facebook walls or Messenger. Even better, send them an actual hand written card.

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Today I am thankful for the people that have been placed in my life.

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A man shares his experience with the incredible kindness of strangers.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #721

 

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 “Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone’s day.” ~ Richelle E. Goodrich

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Send an anonymous donation to someone you know who is struggling financially.

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Today I am humble. I recognize that what I have been given makes me a conduit for good.

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A fun-loving family song and creative way to let your family know what has been going on that year.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #720

 

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 “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Ding dong ditch. Place flowers or a goody bag on someone’s doorstep. Ring the bell and run!

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Today I am creative. I create moments of happiness for myself and others.

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An amazing group of people show how Practicing Kindness can be rewarding for all involved.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #719

 

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 “If you’re not making someone else’s life better, then you’re wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other lives better.” ~ Will Smith

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Treat someone to lunch.

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Today I am generous. I don’t give to receive. I give because that’s who I am.

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Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #718

 

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 “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” ~ Maya Angelou

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Go through your closet and donate old books and games to a local hospital.

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Today I am resourceful. I seek ways to use what I have to bring joy to others.

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This year’s Dance for Kindness event was incredible! See for yourself by watching one of our many worldwide 2018 events!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #717

 

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 “No one has ever become poor by giving.” ~ Anne Frank

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Do the dishes without being asked.

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Today I am proactive. I see a need and fill it.

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

The Daily Kindness Digest #716

 

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 “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” ~ Arnold H. Glasgow

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Accept help from someone offering a lending hand. Receiving kindness is just as important as giving it forward.

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Today I open myself up to the beauty of giving others a chance to give.

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A great campaign by Dove helping people see they are beautiful than they think.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #715

 

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

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

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

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

The Daily Kindness Digest #714

 

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

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

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

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

The Daily Kindness Digest #713

 

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

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

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

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A great Ted Talk about finding self-love.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #712

 

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

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

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

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An amazing video that will inspire you!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #711

 

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

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

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

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A great compilation of respect and sportsmanship.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #710

 

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

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

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Today I focus on the good.

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Inspirational messages about reflection and gratitude.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #709

 

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

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

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

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A real-life video of two old friends reconnecting.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #708

 

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

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Be mindful to hold the door open for people.

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

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

The Daily Kindness Digest #707

 

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

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

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

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

The Daily Kindness Digest #706

 

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

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

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

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

The Daily Kindness Digest #705

 

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

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

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

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

The Kindness Flash #32

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


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Reflections on Generosity: by Orly Wahba

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


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The Gifts of Generosity by Melanie Haiken

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

Warrior Wyatt is Inspiring Kindness

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


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

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

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What does it mean to be a generous giver?
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Why do you think this picture represents generosity? Share your thoughts.
 

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

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

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

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


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“George The Generous Giraffe” by Kameron Trumbo

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


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Warrior Wyatt is Inspiring Kindness

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

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

More to come!

– Edited by Jason Hattrick

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Reflections on Generosity

by Orly Wahba

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

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

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The Daily Kindness Digest #704

 

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

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

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

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

The Daily Kindness Digest #702

 

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

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

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

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

The Daily Kindness Digest #701

 

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

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

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

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An amazing video of people receiving drive-by compliments.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #700

 

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

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

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

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

The Daily Kindness Digest #699

 

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

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

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

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