The Daily Kindness Digest #1646

Motivation Monday

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

It’s Cool to Be Kind

Guy is sitting on a sidewalk bench. Seems a bit “out of it.” Tells me he had been taking a walk but was overcome by the heat. He’s got water; he’s okay.
“You know what I could use? Ices,” he says to me.
We discuss flavors. He chooses. I go to the nearby grocery. The woman there wants to deliver the ices herself. She comes with me and hands it to the guy. Tells him not to pay and also has a surprise for him.
She gives him a card with 10 entries to punch. “We use these for the day camps. They get ices for a discount when they buy these cards, or by using an app. But it’s my present to you. Take care of yourself. It’s hot. You can also use the card for water bottles. Whatever you need, just know we’re here.”
She leaves. The guy says to me: “I haven’t been in camp for a long time. She made me feel like a kid again.”
~ David Jablinowitz

Finding yourself inspired to share your kindness story? 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

“No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.”

Buddha

Act of Kindness

Laugh with a friend today. Share a funny story or old memory and give both of your bellies a workout.

Positive Affirmation

I am living a charmed life! I can’t forget to be grateful for all the amazing things I have. So many people around the world don’t have what I have. I won’t forget to appreciate that.

Kindness Media

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The Daily Kindness Digest #1645

Kindness Quote

Let love rule.

Lenny Kravitz

Act of Kindness

Give an extra tip to your local barista or server today. Showing your gratitude will make their day!

Positive Affirmation

I am EXCITED! The future holds so many opportunities for love, happiness and kindness. I am looking forward to it!

Kindness Media

Become a part of one of the world’s biggest FlashMob experiences by joining us in our annual #DanceForKindness event.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1644

Kindness Quote

We have to be better. We have to love more, hate less. We’ve gotta listen more and talk less. We’ve gotta know that this is everybody’s responsibility.

Meghan Rapinoe

Act of Kindness

Offer to give a friend a ride somewhere today. We all need a little help getting around from time to time and the extra time together will give you the chance to catch up!

Positive Affirmation

I am LOVABLE! I am kind, caring and compassionate. What more could you possibly want?

Kindness Media

Never give up on your passion, regardless of how other people try to discourage you.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1643

Kindness Quote

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.

Sir Francis Bacon

Act of Kindness

Give a friend who has been struggling an inspirational book or a list of your favorite quotes. We all need a little reminder sometimes just how wonderful life can be.

Positive Affirmation

I am strong enough to become the person I wish to be. No person’s perception of me can interfere with my understanding of myself.

Kindness Media

With Life Vest Inside, your commitment and passion for empowering people to live with kindness will be a great addition to our team of driven Group Leaders.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1642

Kindness Quote

You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.

Deepak Chopra

Act of Kindness

Tell someone you love that you love them. Those 3 little words are so powerful and might just come at the perfect time they need to be heard.

Positive Affirmation

I am FREE! Despite my daily obligations that might weigh me down, I am free to do what I love, to love myself and to love those around me.

Kindness Media

Too often we focus on outward progress and forget that in order to be the best and highest version of ourselves we have to start within.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1641

Motivation Monday

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

The Compromise

Sometimes a soldier is home during the week, getting some days off, and then has to go back to serving over the weekend.
One such soldier was heading for his bus late this afternoon. Nearby, an older woman was carrying some packages, which then fell, and some groceries went flying.
The soldier runs to help. It turns out that in the time that he was scrambling for the groceries and went to a store to get some sturdier bags, he missed his bus.
The woman calls a taxi. Insists that the soldier take the taxi. Waits for the taxi to come. It was going to be a drive of at least a couple of hours. It was going to cost a sizable amount of money.
Woman insists that she pay. Gives the driver her credit card information. Soldier doesn’t want to accept payment from the woman. The taxi driver is enjoying the negotiation.
Then the driver steps in: “I’ve got a compromise,” he says. Looks at the woman: “You and I can split this.”
Soldier still refuses. He finally agrees that each of them pays a third.
Woman gives the soldier her phone number. “You’d better call me when you get there to tell me that you arrived on time. That’s also part of the deal. If you have a problem, I’ll speak to your commander.”
~ David Jablinowitz

Finding yourself inspired to share your kindness story? 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

When we let fear be our master, we cannot be happy and free as a butterfly. But when we choose to trust the journey and embrace love and joy, we are free to fly.

Annicken R. Day

Act of Kindness

Invite someone who is alone over for dinner and invite some other friends and make it a dinner party!

Positive Affirmation

I am STEADFAST in my search for joy in my life. Nothing can get in the way of the fulfillment of my goals.

Kindness Media

If you’re committed and passionate about empowering people to live with kindness, you might just be the Group Leader we need.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1640

Kindness Quote

You don’t have to be defined or confined by your environment, by your family circumstances, and certainly not by your race or gender.

Mariah Carey

Act of Kindness

Help someone load or unload their car with groceries. For a bonus, help them carry their groceries into their house.

Positive Affirmation

I am always ME! I feel comfortable doing what I love and being myself while doing it. I do not criticize myself or try to live up to some illusory standards for someone else.

Kindness Media

An animal caretaker saves an antelope from drowning at the La Aurora Zoo in Guatemala after an elephant sounds her alarm.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1639

Kindness Quote

You do not find the happy life. You make it.

Camilla Eyring Kimball

Act of Kindness

Donate gently-worn clothing to a charity clothes drive. Even if you may have outgrown a particular item, someone who doesn’t have this same luxury will be grateful for this tiny miracle.

Positive Affirmation

I take time for myself to relax. Being kind to yourself is imperative for being kind to others.

Kindness Media

With Life Vest Inside, your commitment and passion for empowering people to live with kindness will be a great addition to our team of driven Group Leaders.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1638

Kindness Quote

We need to take risks. We need to go broke. We need to prove them wrong, simply by not giving up.

Awkwafina

Act of Kindness

Visit someone sick at home or in the hospital. Try and go the extra mile to help put a smile on their face 🙂

Positive Affirmation

I am positive. I see the glass as half full in all the things I do. I AM an optimist all the way!

Kindness Media

What's the message you want to share with the world?

The Daily Kindness Digest #1637

Kindness Quote

The simple act of listening to someone and making them feel as if they have truly been heard is a most treasured gift.

L. A. Villafane

Act of Kindness

Offer to drive someone around for the day who can’t drive. That extra time together could be the beginning of something special!

Positive Affirmation

Sometimes there seems to be an endless amount of space and time between where we are and the door to success. But it’s much shorter than you think!

Kindness Media

If you are an organized and motivated team player who wants to encourage people to lead with kindness, #DanceForKindness might just be for you.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1636

Motivation Monday's

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

Celebration of Life

On the bus tonight, the bus driver made a strange request. He asked a boarding passenger to lower his mask.
And when the passenger lowered his mask to uncover his face, the driver burst into tears. “I thought it was you!” he exclaimed.
I was too far back in the bus to understand what was going on, so I approached the driver and passenger to get to the bottom of it.
“He saved my life,” the driver shouted, with such emotion that he started to embrace me. They had served together in the 2006 Second Lebanon War.
“I owe my life to him,” said the driver. The passenger seemed stunned. I tried to get details. What exactly happened to them in that incident? Have they seen each other since 2006? But the two became so immersed in conversation, I couldn’t get any answers.
What I did manage to hear was that by the end of my ride, the two former IDF comrades had arranged a double date with their wives and the driver persuaded his dispatcher over the phone to give him the rest of the shift off to allow for the “celebration of life,” as the driver called it, to take place tonight.
As I got off the bus at my stop, the last thing I heard the bus driver say was: “God Almighty, I never expected to live that day, and I can’t believe that we’ve met up like this.”
~ David Jablinowitz

Finding yourself inspired to share your kindness story? 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

Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Act of Kindness

Invite a friend to accompany you the next time you go for a walk or run outside. It will be an awesome way to catch up and get some exercise in at the same time!

Positive Affirmation

I may have large boots to fill, but I am ready to go on the ride to fill those boots and be even greater!

Kindness Media

Kindness is Magic! With free roses people end up with a big smile :)

The Daily Kindness Digest #1635

Kindness Quote

When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.

George Harrison

Act of Kindness

Treat someone working outside in the cold to a hot beverage. Or, if you live in a warm climate, treat someone to a cold beverage. We can all take care of each other!

Positive Affirmation

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

Kindness Media

Take part in Dance for Kindness by visiting www.danceforkindness.com and sign up to be a Group Leader in your city

The Daily Kindness Digest #1634

Kindness Quote

We are not our best intentions. We are what we do.

Amy Dickinson

Act of Kindness

Reach out to someone new in your community, class or apartment building. Roll out the welcome wagon!

Positive Affirmation

Today I will be STRONG & HEALTHY! My body will do what I need it to and I will feel great all day!

Kindness Media

Dance for Kindness is a leadership training program open to people of all ages. To become a Group Leader and learn more visit www.danceforkindness.com/lead

The Daily Kindness Digest #1633

Kindness Quote

We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.

Dr. Henry Link

Act of Kindness

Write a note of appreciation to your child’s teacher or one of your own current or former teachers. Everyone likes to know that they have made a difference!

Positive Affirmation

Today I am ON FIRE! I will do everything that I set out to do and I will do it with GUSTO!

Kindness Media

Take part in Dance for Kindness by visiting www.danceforkindness.com and APPLY up to be a Group Leader in your city.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1632

Kindness Quote

The moral of my story is the sun always comes out after the storm. Being optimistic and surrounding yourself with positive loving people is for me, living life on the sunny side of the street.

Janice Dean

Act of Kindness

Start a collection for your local food bank at your office or in your community. Take the initiative and give others a chance to give too!

Positive Affirmation

Today I see the beauty and the goodness in myself, in others and in the world around me. There is so much good out there, its time I pay some attention to it!

Kindness Media

Embrace the knowledge that YOU matter, your actions matter, your CHOICES matter. Let’s bet again on this world we once believed in and the people in it.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1631

Motivation Monday's

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

Pray for One Another

Jewish man and Muslim man are sitting on a sidewalk bench. They seem to be praying together.
Here’s what was happening. It was actually a random meeting. They had never met before. They are both a bit older. Needed a breather from their daily routine and errands.
And they got to talking about some friends who are not well. They were both praying for each other’s friends. I recognized the Jewish prayer for the sick; I am not familiar with the Muslim’s prayer that he was reciting.
I’ve never before heard the Jewish prayer said for people whose names are Mohammed, Ahmad and Abed. And amid the Arabic language of the Muslim prayer, I picked out the Hebrew: the names Moshe, Esther, and Yosef.
May God answer all the prayers for a speedy and full recovery for all those who need it.
~ David Jablinowitz

Finding yourself inspired to share your kindness story? 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

If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one!

Dolly Parton

Act of Kindness

Smile at everyone you pass on the street today. You just may see how something so small could help turn someone’s day completely around!

Positive Affirmation

Today I will EXPLORE. I will explore the change that is bound to happen and the future that is occurring right now. I will explore the unknown and make it known.

Kindness Media

To all those out there feeling alone, feeling isolated, feeling unseen - we SEE YOU and this is a small tribute to celebrate each and every one of you during these trying times.