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Kindness is its own Brilliance. When you engage in it either giving or receiving it lifts your spirits and emblazes your soul in...Brilliance! Accordign to Aesop "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
Imagine if you chose to do just 1 small act of kindness where it might lead. For example if you see someone who looks a little down and you offer them a single flower, or a candy bar, a free cup of tea or coffee, what that might do to help turn their day around! Maybe you could just draw a stick person hugging another stick person with a heart next to them...you could tell them it is a hug they use anytime over and over! How would you feel knowing that you did something you didn't have to, while expecting absolutely NOTHING in return...how would that make you feel in your heart!
Maybe, engaging in kindess does more for you than the target of your actions....Now imagine doing 5, 10, 20 and more acts of kindess every month, each week or every day!
Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) is a beautiful movement that keeps infusing humanity globally. You do not have to know someone's language, religion, background, politics, or gender to engage in it; the benefits abound for all involved!
Here's a video of a company that uses their product to help you practice acts of kindness: Striiv's Vision for Fitness Video
Suggestsions for Acts of Kindess:
Walk a neighbors' dog
Invite a neighbor to carpool to the grocery store
Give your seat to a person standing on the bus
Bake some cookies and deliver them to your neighbors with a card that says "Have a sweet Day!"
Take the neighbors trash can to the curb along with yours
Join us for the Brilliance of Kindness and start creating more joy in your life!
Agnes Bojaxhiu never went to college, never married, and never owned a car. Her father died when she was eight-years-old. Ten years later she left home and never saw her mother or sister again. When she was thirty-six she received a “call within the call.” “I was to leave and help the poor while living among them. It was an order. To fail would have been to break the faith.” Agnes wasn’t a big wig, but through her faith in a big God, Mother Teresa’s work continues to extend far beyond the borders of her humble beginnings.
His mother died when he was nine-years-old. In 1832, he ran for state legislature and finished eighth in a field of thirteen candidates. The following year he and a partner opened a general store, but the business failed. He sought to become speaker of the state legislature and lost. He applied for the job of land officer but was denied. In 1858 he missed a seat in the U.S. Senate when his party failed to win control of the state legislature. In 1860, however, he became the 16th president of the United States and God’s shepherd for a divided nation. “I am almost ready to say that this is probably true, that God wills this contest.” “This contest”—the American Civil War—cost Abraham Lincoln his life. He wasn’t a big wig, but through his obedience, he united a nation and extended the borders of freedom to an enslaved people.
Four years ago the desk clerk asked if I was a minister. “If so, you get the minister’s rate.” Though I had helped found a small ministry, I didn’t consider myself a minister. I refused. The next year, she asked again. Our ministry had grown so I reluctantly agreed to accept the discount.
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