The Daily Kindness Digest #668

 

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 “Brave men go forward not expecting to return.” ~ Bona

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Make that call. The one you’ve been putting off. Whether it’s work-related or personal, take the time to be honest and connect with that someone in your life you’ve been avoiding.

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Today I am brave. There’s no day like today.

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A great song promoting self-empowerment.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #667

 

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 “I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge.” ~ Gerald Jampolsky

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Take the time to clean up around your house, your school or dorm room. Kindness is found oftentimes in the simplest of gestures.

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Today I recognize that a clean space leads to a clear mind.

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This man cleans thousands of pounds of trash from Mumbai’s beaches.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #666

 

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 “I feel beautiful when I’m at peace with myself.” ~ Elle MacPherson

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Quiet the mind. Take some time with yourself. In the silences we tend to find resolution.

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Today I am still. Clarity can be found without actually looking for it.

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This Ted Talk discusses why silence is a gift.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #665

 

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 “Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.” ~ Marian Wright Edelman

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Prepare a meal for a friend or family member. Not a great cook? Use it as a time to cook together.

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Today I am considerate. I love to make others feel loved.

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See how some New Yorkers remembered 9/11 this year by packing meals for the homeless.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #664

 

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 “The way to bring about change is to be proactive and active.” ~ Octavia Spencer

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Engage in a fun hands-on kindness activity. Prepare a food package and gift it to someone in need in your community.

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

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A simple invitation to a child’s birthday party brings a mom to tears.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #663

 

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 “Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.” ~ Shiv Khera

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Plan a family gathering. No need for bells and whistles – just being together does the trick.

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Today I exude warmth in action and intention.

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Check out our Dance for Kindness 2018 promo video. It’s a great opportunity to get together with others and unite under the banner of kindness!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #662

 

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 “Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it all into words is all that is necessary.” ~ Margaret Cousins

act of kindness of the dayAct of Kindness

Surprise a friend with a small token of appreciation. It’s not the value of the gift, it’s the knowledge that someone is thinking of you.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I am thoughtful. I don’t wait to receive, I seek opportunities to give.

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Watch how these best friends react to a surprise reunion!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #661

 

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 “The past beats inside me like a second heart.” ~ John Banville

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Reach out to an old friend and reminisce about a time you both shared together. Memories can recreate special moments and set the path for new ones.

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Today I cherish and I am cherished.

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An animated essay about why old friends matter.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #660

 

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 “Giving is the master key to success in all applications of human life.” ~ Bryant McGill

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Treat the person in line behind you to a coffee today. It will be money well spent!

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Today I am giving, not because I need to, because I want to.

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A man paid for someone else’s coffee and ended up saving a life.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #659

 

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 “What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.” ~ Aristotle

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Find a local organization that is looking for volunteers. This is a great way to do something good for the community and maybe even make new friends.

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Today I GIVE! I take the time to help those in my community.

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A light-hearted clip from Pixar’s Up about volunteering.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #658

 

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 “For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.” ~ Anonymous

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Use today to begin organizing something in your house. Today’s a great day to begin sorting through that junk drawer or cleaning out your closet. You’ll feel great about what you accomplished!

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I can accomplish ANYTHING! I will get out of my own way and just do it!

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An episode of Ellen where she meets with an organizing Guru.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #657

 

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 “Take care, be kind, be considerate of other people and other species, and loving.” ~ John Lithgow

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Bring in someone’s trash cans from the street. Even moving them up closer to their house can not only help that person but keep the street clear. Your neighbors will be grateful!

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I am considerate. I do something nice for someone else.

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Life Vest Inside’s newest Dance for Kindness 2017 release
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #656

 

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 “Self-empowerment is seeking the solution rather than fixating on the problem.” Coach Bobbi

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Put a little extra time into something you are working on today. Spending five more minutes on a project or task can go a long way toward helping you feel accomplished.

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Today I am EMPOWERED! I know that with a little hard work I can do whatever I set my mind to.

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

The Daily Kindness Digest #655

 

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 “Everyday brings new choices.” ~ Martha Beck

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Take a breath. Don’t rush into your decision instead pause for a moment and consider your best path forward.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I am confident. I know that each choice I make will propel me in a positive direction.

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A great Ted Talk about the skill of self-confidence.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #654

 

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 “There’s no fear when you’re having fun.” ~ Will Thomas

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Let loose a bit and allow your carefree easy-going side to shine through. Don’t make any plans and see where the day takes you.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I am spontaneous. I allow myself to be carefree and easy going.

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A great compilation video of acts of kindness that will make you smile.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #653

 

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 “The opposite of bravery is not cowardice, it’s conformity.” ~ Robert Anthony

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Stand up for a person who cannot stand up for themselves. Don’t just stand by if you witness bullying, be a vehicle for positive change.

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Today I am brave. I do not shy away from what I believe is right.

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A great song that inspires us all to be Brave.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #652

 

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 “It’s not your job to like me, it’s mine.” ~ Byron Katie

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Today be yourself. Be proud of who you are and what you bring to this world!

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I am ME! I celebrate who I am.

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Audioslave song reminding us all to be ourselves.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #651

 

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 “What I’ve learned is that being vulnerable to someone you love is not a weakness, it’s a strength.” ~ Elisabeth Shue

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Share your sunshine with all those who cross your path today. Today is the perfect day to brighten someone else’s day.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I am vulnerable. I don’t hold back and share myself with others.

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A Ted Talk about the Power of Vulnerability.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #650

 

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 “Most of us make assumptions about how someone will relate to us, and they are often unfounded.” ~ Michele Jennae

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Give someone the benefit of the doubt. Don’t assume the worst and be willing to hear them out.

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Today I am strong. I stand up for what I believe in.

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The secret of becoming a strong person mentally.

The Kindness Flash #30

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This month’s theme: GRATITUDE – turning what we have into enough.


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Reflections on Gratitude: by Orly Wahba

I can’t think of a more appropriate theme for this month than gratitude. Especially coming off of a month of endurance, it’s fitting that gratitude should follow suit because after we put our heart on the line, after we push forward with all we have – we get to reap the benefits by experiencing gratitude in the purest and most powerful form. Read More >>


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Is Gratitude Good for Your Health? by Summer Allen

The jury’s still out, but preliminary research suggests that grateful people may have better sleep, healthier hearts, and fewer aches and pains.


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“Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity… it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
~ Melody Beattie

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Start a “Gratitude Journal.” Write down up to five things for which you feel grateful. The physical record is important—don’t just do this exercise in your head. The things you list can be relatively small in importance (“The tasty sandwich I had for lunch today.”) or relatively large (“My sister gave birth to a healthy baby boy.”). The goal of the exercise is to remember a good event, experience, person, or thing in your life—then enjoy the good emotions that come with it.

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An emotion I am grateful for is… Share.

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

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Be grateful for the relationships that come into our lives for a reason or a season. Each one is beautiful and full of purpose. Embrace them and show them your gratitude.
 

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Teacher Whitney Cole at Oak Ridge Elementary School in Sacramento knows how powerful gratitude can be, so she has her sixth grade students keep a gratitude journal that is impacting her students beyond the classroom.
 

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The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life by Janice Kaplan

The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life by Janice Kaplan

On New Year’s Eve, journalist and former Parade editor in chief Janice Kaplan makes a promise to be grateful and look on the bright side of whatever happens. She realizes that how she feels over the next twelve months will have less to do with the events that occur than with her own attitude and perspective. Getting advice at every turn from psychologists, academics, doctors, and philosophers, she brings readers on a smart and witty journey to discover the value of appreciating what you have.

Relying on both amusing personal experiences and extensive research, Kaplan explores how gratitude can transform every aspect of life including marriage and friendship, money and ambition, and health and fitness. She learns how appreciating your spouse changes the neurons of your brain and why saying thanks helps CEOs succeed. Through extensive interviews with experts and lively conversations with real people, including celebrities like Matt Damon, Daniel Craig, and Jerry Seinfeld, Kaplan discovers the role of gratitude in everything from our sense of fulfillment to our children’s happiness.

With warmth, humor, and appealing insight, Kaplan’s journey will empower readers to think positively and start living their own best year ever.


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The Things I’m Grateful For…” by Arnie Lightning

Gratitude and appreciation can make life wonderful. These cute short stories are excellent for teaching your little one about being thankful for the things they have. Each story is beautifully crafted with morals and lessons about gratitude and includes just for fun activities!


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Reflections on Gratitude

by Orly Wahba

I can’t think of a more appropriate theme for this month than gratitude. Especially coming off of a month of endurance, it’s fitting that gratitude should follow suit because after we put our heart on the line, after we push forward with all we have – we get to reap the benefits by experiencing gratitude in the purest and most powerful form.

Last month, I shared that I was setting out on my very own endurance exercise. Over the course of 40 days I headed to the Western Wall (Kotel) to pray for something that I wanted to call into my life. Each day, after praying, I created a FB LIVE video on my personal page sharing my experience and proclaiming to the world what I am calling into my life. I never expected what came next!

People from across the globe from various cultures and religions began reaching out sending me their names and the things they would like me to pray for. Hundreds of messages have been pouring in daily and my list of names has grown to over 500 strong!

My time at the Western Wall has been incredible and on September 5th I celebrated my 40th day in gratitude! This journey has truly been a transformative experience and made myself and hundreds of others connect in an entirely new way. But more than anything it provided me with a daily opportunity to pause and give thanks to what I do have, because only once we truly feel gratitude can we be ready to receive what the world has in store for us.

As my 40th day approached, and the month of gratitude was around the corner, I realized that there was yet another exciting opportunity. I shared that I would be at the Western Wall on my 40th day to celebrate with a gratitude party and I asked over a thousand people who were following the story to create their very own gratitude parties. Some people managed to celebrate with me in person and others gathered a few friends and family members to proclaim what they are grateful for.

This 40 day endurance exercise prepared me to realize that it wasn’t about what I was calling into my life as much as it was about giving voice to the things that I already have in my life. Gratitude isn’t something we should wait to share when some miraculous thing happens, it’s something that is in existence every day and every moment in every situation – it just depends on the lens we choose to view the world and the things it naturally provides us with. So get out there and don’t wait to show gratitude – yell it from the rooftops!

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The Daily Kindness Digest #649

 

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 “Love and peace of mind do protect us. They allow us to overcome the problems that life hands us. They teach us to survive… to live now… to have the courage to confront each day.” ~ Bernie Siegel

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Take someone under your wing and show them the ropes. A neighbor, student, colleague, family member or friend. We rise by lifting.

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Today I am a protector. I seek ways I can give a sense of safety and security to those in my circle.

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A compilation video of real life protectors and heroes.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #648

 

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 “Never ruin an apology with an excuse.” ~ Unknown

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Apologize. Let go of pride, ego and all the other excuses we give ourselves for not choosing being kind over being right.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I practice humility. It begins with the I see myself and takes form in the way I see others.

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Watch as this bully apologizes to the victim 15 years later. (Please be aware this video discusses tough issues and viewer discretion is advised.)
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #647

 

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 “A gentleman is someone who does not what he wants to do, but what he should do.” ~ Haruki Murakami

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Practice politeness in speak and action. Be mindful of the words you say and how those are heard.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I choose kindness; in both words and deeds.

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A lesson about why we should still value politeness.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #646

 

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 “Sometimes you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead.” ~ Yvonne Woon.

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Take 5 minutes today in silence; cut off from technology and those around you. Silence leads to reflection. Reflection leads to introspection which leads to a better, more confident and stronger YOU.

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Today I am pensive. I contemplate where I want to go and who I want to be.

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Paul Miller shares what he has learned after spending a year without using technology.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #645

 

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 “There is no love without forgiveness, there is no forgiveness without love.” ~ Bryant H. McGill

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Take one step today towards forgiveness. This is no simple task, but it begins with letting go of the hurt. We can’t change the past, but we can learn for the future. Holding onto anger, only destroys us from the inside out.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I am reborn. I release the pain of yesterday – it no longer serves me.

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A Ted Talk about the true power of forgiveness.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #644

 

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 “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

act of kindness of the dayAct of Kindness

Reach out to a friend or family member that you haven’t spoken to recently. It feels great to reconnect with someone who is important to you.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I LOVE. I share this love with all those around me!

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A video highlighting 7 real-life heroes.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #643

 

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 “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” ~ Seneca

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Make today a day of new beginnings. Have you been thinking about making a change? Today is the day to take that first step.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I am capable of ANYTHING! I won’t let anything hold me back.

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Officer adopts baby from opioid addicted mother who asks for help.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #642

 

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 “When you think positive, good things happen.” ~ Matt Kemp

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Go out of your way today to smile! It not only will make your day positive but it’ll brighten someone else’s as well.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I am positive. I see the bright side of every situation.

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After being hit by a bully a young boy refuses to fight back because it is not the “Jedi way”.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #641

 

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 “Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes.” ~ Mary Martin

act of kindness of the dayAct of Kindness

Check in with your local school to see if they have any needs. Teachers are always in need of supplies and providing these items helps in a big way.

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Today I am thoughtful and considerate of the needs of others.

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High School quarterback helps a special needs girl who was being bullied.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #640

 

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 “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

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Celebrate life. Organize a get together for no specific reason but to simply show gratitude for the wonderful life you are living.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I celebrate life; the good, the bad and everything in between.

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A group of people spend their time giving out free hugs!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #639

 

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 “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” ~ Jim Rohn

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Be honest today; with yourself and with the people around you! It’s just as important to be true to yourself as it is to be true to others.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I am unbreakable and unshakeable. Fear has no business in my heart.

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A great song to pump you up and help you to feel your true worth!
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #638

 

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 “If we really want to learn how to love we must learn how to forgive.” ~ Mother Teresa

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

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Today I make no apologies for who I am. We can always grow, but I am proud of the person I am today.

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A classic song about The Heart of the Matter.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #637

 

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 “A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have.” ~ Irish Proverb

act of kindness of the dayAct of Kindness

Reach out to a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while. Time and distance should never be an excuse to talk ourselves out of connecting.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I am courageous. I believe in what can be as opposed to what is.

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A simple video showing the sheer joy of meeting your internet best friend.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #636

 

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 “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but in building the new.” ~ Socrates

act of kindness of the dayAct of Kindness

Make an important introduction for someone. Remember, we rise by lifting others.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I am resourceful. I use all the skills and connections in my storehouse to bring about change.

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Ted Talk that explains how we can reconsider what we know about networking.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #635

 

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 “Surviving is important, thriving is elegant.” Maya Angelou

act of kindness of the dayAct of Kindness

Decide to lend your skills to someone or some cause that can benefit. We only truly own what we give to others.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I don’t simply survive, I thrive.

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A powerful song about rising up and facing challenges head-on.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #634

 

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 “I didn’t come this far, to only come this far.” ~ Fearless Motivation

act of kindness of the dayAct of Kindness

Quiet the negative words in your mind giving you a myriad of excuses as to why you can’t achieve something. When you don’t play your best, you don’t serve the world

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I get up. I try even though I can fail.

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I didn’t come this far, to only come this far.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #633

 

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 “Words are powerful. They can create or they can destroy. So choose your words wisely.” ~ Unknown

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Words transform! Speak words of hope, love, and life to someone you encounter who is lacking the zest for life.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I protect my greatest and most powerful vessel – my mouth!

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Understanding how powerful the words “I am” truly are.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #632

 

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 “The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.” ~ Paulo Coelho

act of kindness of the dayAct of Kindness

Be someone’s cheerleader. Acknowledge a job well done by a co-worker, friend, employee or family member.

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

Today I appreciate the simply things. Perfection can be found in the imperfections.

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Appreciating the little things in life.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #631

 

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 “We make a living by what we get.  We make a life by what we give.” ~ Winston S. Churchill

act of kindness of the dayAct of Kindness

Surprise a friend with a meaningful gift. It’s not about its value, but rather how it’s valued.

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Today I give from abundance, love, respect, and admiration.

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Why we should give without reason.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #630

 

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“Life is either a dare adventure or nothing.” Helen Keller

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Do something adventurous today. Take a risk, try something new, and simply enjoy life.

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Today I live life in the here and now.

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Life’s way to short to not live your bucket list.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #629

 

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

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

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

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A motivational video about the importance of loving yourself.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #628

 

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

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

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

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

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

The Daily Kindness Digest #627

 

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

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

positive affirmation of the dayPositive Affirmation

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

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How you treat people is who you are.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #626

 

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

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

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

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

The Kindness Flash #29

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


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Reflections on Endurance: by Orly Wahba

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

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


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

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


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

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

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How do you define endurance? Share your thoughts.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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“Marathon Mouse” by Amy Dixon

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


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Reflections on Endurance

by Orly Wahba

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Daily Kindness Digest #625

 

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

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

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Today I exude positivity from the inside out.

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Amazing how a change in perspective can change your attitude.
 

The Daily Kindness Digest #624

 

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

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

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

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

The Daily Kindness Digest #623

 

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

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

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

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