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I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

Have you been kind today?

on August 11, 2013

give surprise giftThe advantages of being kind are endless.  When you are kind to someone, it makes that person feel good and they will likely be kind to someone else and this can keep on going for a long time.

Acts of kindness are good for your own physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

When other people see you doing acts of kindness, it can also benefit them and encourage them to do the same.  However, doing acts of kindness it should come from your heart as the result of wanting to be nice to someone, not just so you are noticed by others.

What can you do today to be nice to someone else?  Can you smile and say a friendly ‘hello’ to that person who seems sad?  Can you open a door for that senior who is walking with a cane or walker?   Can you buy a coffee for the person standing behind you in line?  Can you give a small gift to someone who is alone?  There are so many things that you can do to lift someone’s spirits.  We should all try to do at least one act of kindness every day.

Some kindness quotes…………

Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.  ~Jesse Jackson

If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.  ~Bob Hope

It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.  ~Author Unknown

A good character is the best tombstone.  Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered.  Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.  ~Charles H. Spurgeon

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles.  It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.  ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you – not because they are nice, but because you are.  ~Author Unknown

What this world needs is a new kind of army – the army of the kind.  ~Cleveland Amory

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