The Daily Kindness Digest #1745

Kindness Quote

There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met.

William Butler Yeats

Act of Kindness

Find a public wish list online and send a gift to a stranger.

Positive Affirmation

Today I am eccentric! Filled with quirky and creative energy and ready to show it to the world! I am unique and nobody is quite like me.

Kindness Media

A message to awaken us all to recognize that we are in fact one people. While many differences exist amongst us, differences in race, in religion, in ethnicity, culture and background; differences in beliefs in tastes, in ideologies - our differences are not reason to war, to harm, to torment, to imprison and to kill. They are in fact reason to celebrate, to love and to rejoice.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1744

Kindness Quote

“I want to be the kind of person that kind people like and want to be like.”

Jarod Kintz

Act of Kindness

Surprise your coworkers on a Monday morning with some breakfast treats!

Positive Affirmation

Today I SHINE! I don’t allow my insecurities to get the best of me. I have so many great qualities, and I decide to focus on what I LOVE about myself instead of worrying about my flaws.

Kindness Media

What an amazing lady to have the courage to go and follow her dream of animal rescue!

The Daily Kindness Digest #1743

Kindness Quote

Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Act of Kindness

Grab a doggy bag after a big dinner out and give it to the first person you see who could use a nutritious meal.

Positive Affirmation

Today I move on. I leave behind the anxiety I may have about the past and I look forward to the future. I don’t know what the future has in store for me but I am willing to start over in order to get there.

Kindness Media

Physicians hold an obligation not only to their patients, but to their community; and that self-knowledge is a keystone for discovering compassion and awareness.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1742

Kindness Quote

Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways, it can change someone else’s life forever.

Margaret Cho

Act of Kindness

Give an extra tip to your local barista or server today.

Positive Affirmation

Today I cherish the moments that I have with the ones I love.

Kindness Media

A wonderful act of generosity and kindness during Thanksgiving.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1741

Motivation Monday

Life Vest Inside has had the very good fortune of finding writers willing to share their Kindness Stories/Articles with us. One of our special recurring writers is David Jablinowitz, Op-Ed Editor at Jerusalem Post, who is famous for his “bus stories.”

ATTITUDE

I first met Cliff while working with the Leaders of the  Hilton Hawaiian Village in the 90s. Cliff and his family have had some extreme challenges. He shares that the article on Attitude had given him much strength. Thank you, Cliff.
I am excited to share some thoughts on ‘Attitude’. We use the term often and not always having it defined. Attitude is one’s ‘outlook’ and is identified by: words, facial expressions, posture, gestures, and body language. Attitude affects health, happiness, and Peace of Mind.  A positive Attitude is often friendly and inviting while a negative Attitude is ‘off-putting’.
Story of two morning risers… One person wakes up, looks out the window and exclaims loudly, “Good Morning God!”. Another person awakens, looks out the window and moans, “Good God, Morning”. Same exact morning, just two different people with two different Attitudes. We cannot change the morning; we can only influence how we approach it.
Attitude is one’s “outlook”; a personal perspective of the world which includes beliefs, feelings, values, and disposition. 
We can CHOOSE our Attitude, our “outlook”, by controlling our Language! Our thoughts are referred to as our internal language, our self-talk, and we can choose our thoughts! Regardless of the situation, we can select our thoughts.  
Our language: what we think, what we say, and how we speak, is a matter of choice, our choice!
~ Loren Lasher

Finding yourself inspired to share your kindness story/article? Please submit it HERE – you can share via text, audio or video. Our editor will look it over! You may see your writing in a future issue of The Daily Kind!

Kindness Quote

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

Dan Pallotta

Act of Kindness

Make a donation to your favorite charity or cause. Maybe even set aside a percentage of your income if you’re capable.

Positive Affirmation

Today I am confident. I let all of my insecurities wash away and focus on the positive aspects of myself. I am beautiful and unique in my own way.

Kindness Media

Use your voice and gifts to make this world a more brighter, respectable and kinder place.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1740

Kindness Quote

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is ‘thank you,’ it will be enough.

Meister Eckhart

Act of Kindness

Make eye contact and say “thank you” to everyone you encounter today who provides a service or makes your life easier even in the slightest way.

Positive Affirmation

Today I SHINE! Nothing can dull the bright light in my heart. I embrace who I am!

Kindness Media

Her keeping such a positive attitude in the face of everything she’s faced is so inspiring.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1739

Kindness Quote

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

Teresa Mummert

Act of Kindness

Make a list of everything you love about your best friend and give it to him or her to read and preserve forever.

Positive Affirmation

Today I remember that I am original! There is no one else like me! I am UNIQUE.

Kindness Media

Community at its best!

The Daily Kindness Digest #1738

Kindness Quote

Many hands make light work.

John Heywood

Act of Kindness

Help your parent or roommate prepare the Thanksgiving table for dinner. Quality time; plus, give the table an extra special touch of you.

Positive Affirmation

Today I live in the moment with no regret!

Kindness Media

Stories are what connect us to people, ideas, innovations, and great movements. Sharing his own personal story, he discussed how he used his own unique story to overcome challenges and obstacles in the tech world and beyond.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1737

Kindness Quote

The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.

Kobe Bryant

Act of Kindness

Nominate someone for an award or honor. Simply head online and you’ll be amazed at the countless opportunities that exist with a click of a button.

Positive Affirmation

Today I no longer dwell on the past. I look towards the future and start taking the first steps to reach my full potential!

Kindness Media

DFK2022 SALISBURY, MARYLAND helped bring people of all ages together in the name of kindness and humanity!

The Daily Kindness Digest #1736

Motivation Monday

Life Vest Inside has had the very good fortune of finding writers willing to share their Kindness Stories/Articles with us. One of our special recurring writers is David Jablinowitz, Op-Ed Editor at Jerusalem Post, who is famous for his “bus stories.”

LEARN TO GIVE

Once when I was a teenager, my father and I were standing in line to buy tickets for the circus.
Finally, there was only one other family between us and the ticket counter. This family made a big impression on me.
There were eight children, all probably under the age of 12. The way they were dressed, you could tell they didn’t have a lot of money, but their clothes were neat and clean.
The children were  well-behaved, all of them standing in line, two-by-two behind their parents, holding hands. They were excitedly jabbering about the clowns,  animals, and all the acts they would be seeing that night. By their  excitement you could sense they had never been to the circus before. It  would be a highlight of their lives.
The father and mother were at the head of the pack standing proud as could be. The mother was holding her husband’s hand, looking up at him as if to say,  “You’re my knight in shining armor.” He was smiling and enjoying seeing  his family happy.
The ticket lady asked the man how many tickets he wanted. He proudly responded, “I’d like to buy  eight children’s tickets and two adult tickets, so I can take my family  to the circus.”
The ticket lady stated the price.
The man’s wife let go of his hand, her head dropped, the man’s lip began to quiver. Then he leaned a little closer and asked, “How much did you say?” The ticket lady again stated the price.
The man didn’t have enough money. How was he supposed to turn and tell his  eight kids that he didn’t have enough money to take them to the circus?
Seeing what was going on, my dad reached into his pocket, pulled out a $20  bill, and then dropped it on the ground. (We were not wealthy in any sense of the word!) My father bent down, picked up the $20 bill, tapped the man on the shoulder and said, “Excuse me, sir, this fell out of your pocket.”
The man understood what was going on. He wasn’t begging for a handout but certainly appreciated the help in a desperate, heartbreaking and embarrassing situation.
He looked straight into my dad’s eyes, took my dad’s hand in both of his, squeezed tightly onto the $20 bill, and with his lip quivering and a  tear streaming down his cheek, he replied; “Thank you, thank you, sir.  This really means a lot to me and my family.”
My father and I went back to our car and drove home. The $20 that my dad  gave away is what we were going to buy our own tickets with.
Although we didn’t get to see the circus that night, we both felt a joy inside us that was far greater than seeing the circus could ever provide.
That day I learnt the value  of “to Give.”
The Giver is bigger than the Receiver. If you want to be large, larger than life, learn to Give. Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give – which is everything.
The importance of giving, blessing others can never be over emphasized because there’s always joy in giving. Learn to make someone happy by acts of giving.”
~ Katharine Hepburn

Finding yourself inspired to share your kindness story/article? Please submit it HERE – you can share via text, audio or video. Our editor will look it over! You may see your writing in a future issue of The Daily Kind!

Kindness Quote

“The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.”

Riyu Ghatourey

Act of Kindness

Be kind to your body! Go for a walk, eat a healthy salad and load up on fruits and veggies, or take a nap if your body is calling for rest.

Positive Affirmation

Today I make my mark! I make something big of myself! Whether I think I can or think I can’t I am right… Today, nothing will stop me!

Kindness Media

Sometimes the pressure to cheer up actually holds you down. With a little more presence in your pain, you may find the very inspiration you need to bounce to new heights.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1735

Kindness Quote

Fellow human beings: a person’s life is worthy of your kindness. Everyday kindness, unexpected kindness, and random kindness is the best way to practice compassion.

Anonymous

Act of Kindness

Write an empowering quote on a sticky note and put it somewhere random where you know someone will see it. It can lift them up and put a huge smile on their face.

Positive Affirmation

Today I am BRAVE! I take chances and won’t allow the fear of failure stop me from trying new things.

Kindness Media

This teen takes takes Girl Scout honor to a whole new level!

The Daily Kindness Digest #1734

Kindness Quote

Kindness is spreading sunshine into people’s lives regardless of the weather.

Raktivist

Act of Kindness

Reach out to someone in your life that has inspired you to become a better you and offer a heartfelt thank you. Acknowledging kindness and goodness is the first step to ensure that kindness and goodness will continue to perpetuate.

Positive Affirmation

Today I have PURPOSE! I am here for a reason and I am going to rock it!

Kindness Media

Changing 'less than' to an 'equal to'

The Daily Kindness Digest #1733

Kindness Quote

Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.

Zig Ziglar

Act of Kindness

Tell someone face to face how much they mean to you. Yes, you may be able to tell them through text message or with a Facebook post – but nothing beats real life human connection.

Positive Affirmation

Today I am RESOURCEFUL! I will make the best of everything I have instead of worrying about the things I don’t have.

Kindness Media

One man’s pandemic hobby inspires hundreds to cut lawns in the name of kindness.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1732

Kindness Quote

Imagine what our real neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered as a matter of course just one kind word to another person.

Fred Rogers

Act of Kindness

Give someone the benefit of the doubt. Remember people are innocent until proven guilty, and try to approach the situation with positivity first!

Positive Affirmation

Today I am an INDIVIDUAL! There is no one else quite like me and that’s what makes me so unique.

Kindness Media

A day of kindness, dance, friendship, and excitement!

The Daily Kindness Digest #1731

Motivation Monday

Life Vest Inside has had the very good fortune of finding writers willing to share their Kindness Stories/Articles with us. One of our special recurring writers is David Jablinowitz, Op-Ed Editor at Jerusalem Post, who is famous for his “bus stories.”

OFFER A RIDE!

Fire department vehicle – not a truck – was pulled up in front of the supermarket this afternoon. Was there a fire?
Nope. Driver said a man had stumbled as he was walking on the sidewalk and was limping. The vehicle was parked nearby. Driver saw the man and asked him where he had to go.
He drove the man to the supermarket and waited outside. But as we were talking, the driver of the vehicle received a call to check out some sort of dangerous situation elsewhere in the city.
The driver gives me a description of the man. “Would you mind going into the supermarket and finding him? Tell him I had to go.”
I did. But then I saw an ice cream truck parked nearby. The driver wasn’t doing any business. He was just standing outside the truck. He heard me and the man talking as we left the store, and when he heard of the circumstances, he offered the shopper a ride home.
So tell me: when was the last time you went to the supermarket in a fire department vehicle and came home in an ice cream truck?
I would have loved to have seen the look on his wife’s face when he stepped out of the ice cream truck with his groceries.
~ David Jablinowitz

Finding yourself inspired to share your kindness story/article? Please submit it HERE – you can share via text, audio or video. Our editor will look it over! You may see your writing in a future issue of The Daily Kind!

Kindness Quote

“The most beautiful forms of kindness happen in the midst of the everyday rush! Don’t be so quick to hit the close-door button on the elevator. Keep your eyes peeled for someone rushing to make it—one day that could be you!”

Orly Wahba

Act of Kindness

Take some time today to help an unemployed friend find a job. Even if it’s just about putting in a few phone calls to see if friends or family are hiring – it’s the effort and the thought that counts. Remember, we are here to help see each other through the good times and the bad.

Positive Affirmation

I want to live a life where I stop to enjoy the little things, be curious about every new adventure I take and live in the present.

Kindness Media

These pilots definitely earn their wings by helping sick children get the medical care they need.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1730

Kindness Quote

Don’t be the reason someone feels insecure. Be the reason someone feels seen, heard, and supported.

Cleo Wade

Act of Kindness

Forgive yourself for something you did that you weren’t happy about. We all make mistakes, but as long as we are growing from those mistakes, they’re just a miss-take! Try again!

Positive Affirmation

I will create unique pieces of art that people will find inspiration in. I want my legacy to be one of beauty and artistic expression.

Kindness Media

Sunday, November 13th!!! Join the KindnessRevolution and Dance for Kindness in this super awesome worldwide event!