It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Chapter 7, Page 28, Book 20

Throw kindness around like confetti.

Author Unknown

July 28th-be a little kinder than you have to

Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.

Scott Adams

Be kinder than necessary because it’ s not enough to be kind. One should always be kinder than needed. Most of us don’t know what another person is going through and a little kindness shown can make a great difference.  If we can make one person’s day a little bit better, then they will be more likely to spread the kindness around and brighten one more person’s day. 

Kindness is the basis of all human interactions.  If you don’t have a kindness in your actions, it’s almost not worth it. There is always time to put a please or thank you after what ever might happen..  Kindness is a give and get thing, a bit like respect.  If you want respect you must give respect.  Kindness begets further kindness.  

When kindness is overlooked we miss an apportunity to grow and learn about ourselves and others. When we reach out to help another, it is we that benefit.  It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life the no man can sincerely help another without helping himself. 

When someone shares a kindness with you, pass it on.  A little kindness can go a long way.

How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it.

George Elliston 


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness; usually it comes back to you.

jack69 said...

An act of kindness is NEVER forgotten. And you are right, we need to be kinder than expected because WE DO NOT KNOW what someone else is experiencing in their minds.
Again good reminders here, also good common sense.
Love from NC'
Sherry & jack

betty said...

Kindness is so key to getting along these days! If people would just be a fraction more kind I bet the world would be a happier place. Just letting someone in when driving can be considered an act of kindness that someone else then may do something kind to someone else and so on. A rippling effect.


Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

It is such a simple thing and something that so many just don't do. I remember writing a post once about how angry I get when people can't even say a simple thank you. I always strive to be kind and respectful of others.

Mevely317 said...

Absolutely! I always try to thank my cashier and call him/her by name. Sometimes they look surprised, maybe forgetting they're wearing a name tag. LOL.
I think one of the saddest (on-line) commentaries came from a nurse who said she often feels invisible.
Particularly in this season of uncertainty, little things mean a lot.

NanaDiana said...

I think a kind word can turn someone's day totally around. I try to always be kind and tell my school age grands that is one of the best traits they can have--to be kind to classmates even when someone is mean--we never know why that kid is the way they are but we can be kind to them-because who knows what they are dealing with outside of school. xo Diana

Chatty Crone said...

I do have a sweet story - they took forever to do my oil change yesterday and I waited with kindness - lol - and he gave it to me free. Wasn't that sweet? I never expected it. Happy!

My Tata's Cottage said...

Kindness rules! We see little kindnesses always. Even a smile through the mask ones because you can tell when people's eyes light up. Love all the shares. Thank you. hugs across the miles. I am at both blogs today.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

And a delightful aspect of showing kindness to others is.....

That we feel wonderful, for doing it.

It works both ways.

Makes them feel happy, and us too.

Can't beat that!!!!


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