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Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else's life. Don’t be trapped by dogma- which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Fill each day with life and heart. There is no pleasure in the world comparable to the delight and satisfaction that a good person takes in doing good.
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.
Listening is such a simple act. It requires us to be present, and that takes practice, but we don't have to do anything else. We don't have to advise, or coach, or sound wise. We just have to be willing to sit there and listen.
Margaret J. Wheatley
Helen Hunt, M.A.
Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.
Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it.
How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment. We can start now, start slowly, changing the world. How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make a contribution toward introducing justice straightaway. And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!
No act of kindness is too small. The gift of kindness may start as a small ripple that over time can turn into a tidal wave affecting the lives of many.
Do not inflict your will. Just give love. The soul will take that love and put it where it can best be used.
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Personal Stories About ‘Kindness’
Dallas CowboySubmitted by Marissa
During Christmas break of my freshman year I flew home; however, I had to connect through Dallas-Forth Worth. I arrived during a terrible thunderstorm and my outgoing flight was canceled. I was just 18 and I was stuck in Dallas far away from my friends and family, so I started to cry. I could not stop sobbing....
BulliesSubmitted by Taylor
The first year of middle school was a rough road. I missed elementary school but I knew that there was no turning back. In one of my classes there was a bully that nobody liked. He bullied everyone, including me. I felt so hated and I felt like I didn't belong in this world anymore. The bully came up to me one...
WordsSubmitted by anonymous
When I was 13, I met a guy who I bonded with very quickly. He was a bit lonely and people picked on him at school. We became very close friends and shared everything with each other. One day, he told me that he had something to tell about himself. He was extremely afraid that it would ruin our friendship, but...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Kindness’
Dilu LinaresSubmitted by Hania Colindres
My hero is my mom because if I need her she will be there. I love my mom and I appreciate that she is my mom. Since I'm the only daughter she gives me the most. I appreciate that too. I appreciate every single thing she gives me. First, the reason I think she is my hero is because I literally get the most...
FrankSubmitted by Frank
When my dad is at a station he alway asks the people that work there how they are doing. Even when he is not delivering he asks how they are doing. Even if he is not at a ststion like if he is at ShopRite he asks how they are doing. No mater were he is he is always kind to people.
Loretta SSubmitted by Sunny
My Grandmother is my hero because she was always there for me when I needed her. She was there when I needed someone to talk to; she was was my everything. She raised me since I was three months old and loved me like I was her own child. She passed away last year and I miss her so much. Although I have my husband...
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TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
CLASS AND GRACE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
DO THY BEST
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
DO YOUR PART
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
One day I saw a homeless man struggling with his few belongings so I stopped and gave him some plastic bags and bottled waters and 20 dollars and looked into his eyes and said life can be so hard sometimes can't it
He responded yes it can
I will never forget that look in his eyes
Don, Rohnert Park California
3 simple tips:
1. Smile with eye contact to as much people as you can during your day.
2. Make honest compliments to every person you interact with.
3. Hug as long as people don´t feel uncomfortable.
Do this and you will experiment a new kind of joy.
Franktonio, Mexico City
I strongly believe that being kind can give to someone what hard work can't.
Osmond Aisien, Nigeria
(actually from my Niece - Christina):
I give so freely of my time and resources not because I have extra, but because I remember how hard it is to have nothing. EVERYONE has something to offer, and yes even those of us that barely get our bills paid on time. If you lack money or time to spare, you always have kindness to share.
Being kind to one another costs nothing.
Sam Fong, Hong Kong
"With a simple smile, you can be the sunshine in someone else's winter shade."
antonio martins, SA, TX
I would like to see adults, teens and children alike try to watch out for others. The bullying and disrespect of each other needs to change into what can I do to help you or I need a friend, do you? Let's all try to add friends not online but in person. I don't have enough friends. Online friends just aren't as much fun as the kind that can actually hug you. What do you think?
Marsha, So Ca
I read Brynn comment, and I think that it is so powerfull, I going to try it with my students here in El Salvador, thanks
Jorge, El Salvador
My brother-in-law and sister-in-law have an autistic child. In order to participate in a fundraiser walk, they needed to raise some money. Only a couple of people had donated and they were quite discouraged. So, I took it upon myself to discreetly make some phone calls and send out an email to a bunch of family and friends to ask them to support my nephew. They raised hundreds of dollars and don't even know how it happened. They are now pumped about the upcoming walk!
Penny, Boston, MA
I was a first grade teacher for eight years. At the beginning of each day, my students and I read a sentence we had written together at the beginning of the year and posted on the wall. The sentence was "Kindness is important!" That set the tone for the year-each day we noticed and acknowledged individual acts of kindness among the students. Our classroom was a happy place to learn!