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.”

Kindness Action Items To Do

Besides hugs and kisses, nothing feels as good as it does to hear or read one’s Name. There are many opportunities to use a person’s Name. In conversation! When a person hears their name, they feel good and they believe that you are giving them your attention. In written communication! Use a person’s name at the beginning of all emails, text messages, letters, and notes. Use your name at the end of the communication.
Please, Thank You, and Sorry
What has happened to common courtesy? Too often we neglect using PLEASE, THANK YOU and SORRY? These words are powerful, use them! There are other Kindness words and also it is good to have Kindness in your voice: tone, volume, and speed. Thank You in ‘action’ would be to send a Thank You note (email, text, or card) to others for their service and care.
Give To Others – Tithe
The idea to Tithe means to give to others. The word Tithe means 1/10 and implies that you give 10% of your gross income to others. Some churches and religious organizations want you to Tithe to them. I say, give to others, wherever you feel good and appropriate. Just contribute to the good for others.
Similar to Tithing is to Volunteer. If you are retired, then you have time. If you are not retired, to Volunteer is a good activity for family, friends, and coworkers. Volunteerism is a true act of Kindness. A form of Volunteerism is to help out others. A neighbor, or friend would benefit from any act of Kindness.
Driving Kindness
Make an effort to show Kindness while driving. This is easy and it helps you to ‘calm’ yourself while driving.
Elevator Kindness
A smile, a simple greeting, and well wishes are a nice icebreaker and are most often well received.
Welcome Others
If you are a ‘member’ of a group and there is a newcomer, be the person to welcome them. A friendly welcome goes a long way and is well remembered.
Give Second Chances
Forgiveness is the ultimate gift of Kindness. Maybe giving a few ‘chances’ are what might be needed. Forgiveness of ourselves and others.
~ Loren D. 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

“The only source of knowledge is experience.”

Albert Einstein

Act of Kindness

Take the time to help guide someone through a rough patch by drawing on your own past experiences.

Positive Affirmation

I see the beauty and goodness in every being, treating them with kindness and compassion.

Kindness Media

Let's practice empathy before judgment, for we never truly know the battles others face - the hardships, challenges, and hidden struggles. In a world where compassion, care, and kindness can make all the difference, let's strive to understand, uplift, and support one another. Walk a mile in their shoes, and you'll see how their unique journey doesn't fit ours.