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Words of Wisdom on Random Acts of Kindness
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into a flame by another human
being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this
When you do a kindness for others with the purest of intentions, you
are letting its essence trickle out of you. If you do it enough it becomes
a river. And I'm betting that its source is endless. I don't think you
have to worry about giving too much of it away.
The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this
world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments
created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for
there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along;
people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone
who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share
what we had to give.
All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don't discover why. Success
in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for
yourself. It's what you do for others.
Once you begin to acknowledge random acts of kindnessboth the ones
you have received and the ones you have givenyou can no longer believe
that what you do does not matter.
I have never been especially impressed by the heroics of people convinced
that they are about to change the world. I am more awed by ... those who
... struggle to make one small difference after another.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate
with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak
and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you
can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people
you can. As long as ever you can.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word,
a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Appreciation can make a dayeven change a life. Your willingness
to put it into words is all that is necessary.
Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world,
indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget
what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
If someone were to pay you ten cents for every kind word you ever spoke
and collect five cents for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor?
Send a smile, give a hug, all day long you will be loved!
I've found what's truly sacred in life's small things ... Hopefully,
the world can be changed through acts of kindness, acts of affection and
lovethe idea of doing normal, everyday things that actually have
an effect down the line ... Be kind. Because the opposite works as well.
You can send your hatred to the future. And we all know the end result.
Kindness transcends all. The most hardened by committing a simple act
of kindness have changed for ever. It fills the donor with feelings of
compassion and then reinforces to the receiver the all transcendental
nature of kindness.
There is a wonderful, mystical law of nature that the three things we
crave most in lifehappiness, freedom, and peace of mindare
always attained by giving them to someone else.
Today, make an investment in someone else's happiness.
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