The Daily Kindness Digest #1141

Kindness Quote

“I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”

Vincent van Gogh

Act of Kindness

Think of new creative ways to be kind today. Have an unlimited metro card? Swipe it for someone entering the station while you’re on your way out. Let the creative juices begin to boil!

Positive Affirmation

Today I am CREATIVE! The sky is the limit to what I can do and I choose to use my creativity to make a difference.

Kindness Media

Flowers really do have the power to heal!

The Daily Kindness Digest #1140

Kindness Quote

“Delete the negative; accentuate the positive!”

Donna Karan

Act of Kindness

Compliment a coworker on something they excel at. Encouragement is the best way to show that you appreciate them.

Positive Affirmation

Today I am a beacon of positivity; smiling with my heart at every person I encounter.

Kindness Media

Young woman's amazing initiative reminds us all that even the ordinary activities, like recycling, can become meaningful when we focus on helping others.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1139

Kindness Quote

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

J. K. Rowling

Act of Kindness

Have a neighbor you’ve been feuding with? Surprise them with a bouquet of flowers.

Positive Affirmation

Nothing is impossible. I’m motivated to do what people think is impossible.

Kindness Media

Two pre-schoolers who wanted to feed hungry people and weren't going to let their age stop them.

The Kindness Flash #45

This month’s theme: ACCOUNTABILITY – Successfully transforming effort into results.


Articles of the Month

25 Leadership Qualities: Essential Skills & Traits Great Leaders Have – What is leadership? Everyone is born with the unique, innate qualities that are the source of strength or skills. Leadership skills can be built, trained, and learned over time. Hone these qualities, and you can impact the lives around you.

Why Being Accountable is Important? – Nothing in life can be carried out to the fullest without accountability. It is the one ingredient to this process that glues all these steps together in order to make a new you come to fruition. Accountability means living in integrity, with all your thoughts, words, and actions are consistent with one another and in alignment.

The Power of Kindness with Orly Wahba – Manifesting kindness in the world begins with turning kindness upon ourselves. When Orly Wahba was a young teenager and faced a storm of family turmoil and misfortune, depression dragged her to a low point. She withdrew into herself and was forced to battle with her circumstances and her own emotions. But Orly came out of her experience as a changed person. Why? Listen Now >>


“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”

Will Rogers

“You try, you fail. You try, you fail. The real failure is when you stop trying.”

Albert Einstein

“Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one-yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown”

Ross Perot

“The most important days of your life- The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”

John Maxwell


Act of Kindness

Reach out to a friend, family member, colleague or mentor and offer them to become accountability buddies! Each of you will choose something you want to be sure to accomplish over the course of the next month or two. By becoming accountability buddies, you promise to check in a couple of times a week with one another to ensure that your buddy is taking strides towards their goal!


Question of the Month

Share an interesting way to hold yourself accountable to achieve a goal you set for yourself. Leave a comment below.


Kindness Media

Photo of the Month

How does this picture represent accountability? Share your thoughts!

Songs of the Month

This song encourages and inspires us to take responsibility to beat this pandemic.

An inspiring song that tells about the change that’s taking place when we believe in the power of responsibility.

Videos of the Month

Darren Hardy shares an inspirational story teaching us to always demand the very best of ourselves.

Charlie Johnson shares how he discovered the power of self-accountability and how to push forward no matter the obstacles.

Todd Adkins, Director of LifeWay Leadership, discusses the dial of accountability.

Books of the Month

No More Excuses!: The Five Accountabilities for Personal and Organizational Growth – Sam Silverstein – Whether you’re a business owner, a top executive, or a team leader, accountability starts with you and trickles down to everyone else. If you want to build an organization that achieves its goals and beats the competition it’s time for No More Excuses.

The Power of Personal Accountability: Achieve What Matters to You – Mark Samuel – Pay attention to what really matters to you. Find out where you spend your time and energy. Understand what works and what doesn’t and then use the simple strategies described in this book to change what doesn’t.

QBQ! The Question Behind the Question: Practicing Personal Accountability at Work and in Life – John G. Miller – The lack of personal accountability has resulted in an epidemic of blame, complaining, and procrastination. No organization-or individual-can achieve goals, compete in the marketplace, fulfill a vision, or develop people and teams without personal accountability.

I Just Want to Do It My Way! – Julia Cook – Share this story with children who have difficulty staying focused long enough to complete assignments or who insist they have a better way to do things.

What If Everybody Did That? – Ellen Javernick – What if everybody obeyed the rules so that the world would become a better place? Using humorous illustrations rendered in mixed media, these questions are answered in a child-friendly way and show the consequences of thoughtless behavior.

Respect and Take Care of Things – Cheri J. Meiners – This book encourages children to pick up after themselves, put things back where they belong, and ask permission to use things that don’t belong to them. It also teaches simple environmental awareness: respecting and taking care of the earth.


The Daily Kindness Digest #1138

Kindness Quote

“One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels.”

Woodrow Wilson

Act of Kindness

Be polite even when things aren’t going your way, even when you may be annoyed.

Positive Affirmation

Today I am polite. I go out of my way to make others feel welcome and included.

Kindness Media

Young brothers start Sock Company with a purpose.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1137

Kindness Quote

“There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.”

John Calvin

Act of Kindness

Invite a friend and plant a flower garden in a place that the entire neighborhood can enjoy.

Positive Affirmation

Today I will remember that I can always find a way to make my environment a positive one.

Kindness Media

The garden at this Women's Shelter provides fresh produce - and Hope

The Daily Kindness Digest #1136

Kindness Quote

“Encouragement is the fuel on which hope runs.”

Zig Ziglar

Act of Kindness

Cheer on a teammate! Why not remind one another that each person is a vital part of the team.

Positive Affirmation

Today I am encouraging. I may not believe in something, but I will always believe in someone.

Kindness Media

Watch how these Girl Scouts raised money, coordinated the work effort, and even helped to build a basketball court.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1135

Kindness Quote

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”

Confucius

Act of Kindness

Invite someone on a virtual coffee break and talk about the good old days.

Positive Affirmation

Today I will make more time to spend with my family and friends instead of spending my time alone.

Kindness Media

A talented musician holds a benefit concert for his mother battling ALS.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1134

Kindness Quote

“Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.”

W. H. Auden

Act of Kindness

Drink more water. When you’re healthy and energetic it is much easier to be kind.

Positive Affirmation

Today I will make an effort to eat properly. A healthy me will be able to spread kindness more efficiently.

Kindness Media

Love Is Colorblind.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1133

Kindness Quote

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Act of Kindness

Invite someone shy to a virtual hang out with you and your friends. You may have more in common than you think.

Positive Affirmation

Today I will make an extra effort to let my guard down and be as friendly and approachable as possible.

Kindness Media

One small act of kindness can make a big difference.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1132

Kindness Quote

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

Henry Ford

Act of Kindness

Invite a coworker to join in on a group lunch while observing social distancing.

Positive Affirmation

Today I build connections and I recognize the power of coming together with other people.

Kindness Media

Dance, Shake, and Donate for teen's fundraiser to help cure Parkinson's Disease.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1131

Kindness Quote

“Open your heart—open it wide; someone is standing outside.”

Mary Engelbreit

Act of Kindness

Offer a refreshment to a construction worker on a hot day.

Positive Affirmation

Today I am dependable. A shoulder for someone to lean on, a listening ear, an open heart and a true rock solid friend.

Kindness Media

A Filipina based in Dubai prepares 200 meals a day in her very own kitchen then sets up a stand outside her building offering the meals for free to anyone in need.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1130

Kindness Quote

“How beautiful a day can be, when kindness touches it.”

George Elliston

Act of Kindness

Next time you pass by a lemonade stand—stop! Buy a cup of lemonade and make some yummy noises. Let the kids know how delicious it is.

Positive Affirmation

Today I think kindness in words, deeds, and attitude.

Kindness Media

Helping kids around the world to be safe, smart, and kind online.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1129

Kindness Quote

“The whole secret of the study of nature lies in learning how to use one’s eyes.”

George Sand

Act of Kindness

Adopt an attitude of gratitude for a day! Before biting into a juicy piece of fruit, take a moment. Look at the amazing creation you’re holding in your hand.

Positive Affirmation

Today I show gratitude through action. Being grateful isn’t just a feeling but a state of being.

Kindness Media

Life Vest Inside presents yet another exciting digital collaboration from our Heart to Yours during these trying times.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1128

Kindness Quote

“By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.”

Winston Churchill

Act of Kindness

Think before you post. Give a second glance to a Facebook status or social media post that could potentially upset others before you post it.

Positive Affirmation

Today I will leave kindness in all of my words, thoughts and actions. We often wonder where are all the kind people in the world, so today we will not wonder, we will simply be one.

Kindness Media

Share Kindness.

The Daily Kindness Digest #1127

Kindness Quote

“Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey.”

Vera Nazarian

Act of Kindness

Scroll through the contact list on your phone. Call or text the first person it stops at. Perhaps there’s a reason you landed on their name.

Positive Affirmation

Today I will devote time to talk to someone. A simple phone call or a sweet text message is a great way to start!

Kindness Media

Always put yourself in other people's shoes.