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How To Count (Poem)

 

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How to delineate a life lived?

Let us use not temporal posts of days or years

But limn the finer measure

Of love given and received

Of kindness extended with a free hand

Of compassion shown in minute and larger ways

Of laughter shared with those around.

Choose to see joy

And continue to delight in our communal dance.

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A difficult year soon to forget and a Kindness Calendar

2020 has been a difficult year in so many ways.

This year many have suffered with uncertainty, anxiety, isolation and challenges with their financial situation, health or relationships.

Though we had not many opportunities to meet friends in real life, luckily we had the cool media tools like Zoom, Hangouts, Jitsi meet, Meets, Messenger and FaceTime to have some virtual contact and be some balsam against loneliness. Many did not see directly a solution for their bad feelings and how to continue. They should know they were and are not forgotten.

One thing that can hold us together and help us get through is kindness. Although we can’t change our situation, we can choose to respond to others (and ourselves) with kindness. And when we’re kind, everything goes better. We help others, we help ourselves and we encourage others to be kinder too.

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Do you know there exists a Kindness Calendar?

The Do Good December calendar is full of ideas to help you help others. It’s the advent calendar we need in 2020! Please share the calendar with others

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Here’s how you can get involved and make a difference:

This month’s theme is based on Giving: Do things for others which is one of the Ten Keys to Happier Living >> Find out more about the Ten Keys.

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To try to act a little kinder than is necessary


”“If every person in this room made it a rule that wherever you are,
whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder than is necessary –
the world really would be a better place.
And if you do this,
if you act just a little kinder than is necessary,
someone else, somewhere, someday,
may recognize in you, in every single one of you,
the face of God.”

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~ Wonder by R.J. Palacio.”

 

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A Quote on Kindness

“We may, if we choose, make the worst of one another.
Every one has his weak points; every one has his faults;
we may make the worst of these;
we may fix our attention constantly upon these.
But we may also make the best of one another.

We may forgive, even as we hope to be forgiven.
We may put ourselves in the place of others,
and ask what we should wish to be done to us, and thought of us,
were we in their place.

By loving whatever is lovable in those around us,
love will flow back from them to us,
and life will become a pleasure instead of a pain;
and earth will become like heaven;
and we shall become not unworthy followers of Him whose name is love.”

 

Arthur Penrhyn Stanley by John Watkins.jpgA Quote on Kindness from the The Lutheran Ladies Connection blog daily devotional. The author is A.P. Stanley(1815–1881) who was an English churchman and academic, Dean of Westminster, from 1864 to 1881, author of a number of works on Church History.

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Window 190 – The door to our truth, can only be opened from within

A Window Of Wisdom

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“When we are unable to face the truth of our own feelings, we will vent our emotional pain upon anyone that goes against what we are trying to control, due to the exhaustion of representing our self as the truth, we wish we could be.”

 True freedom can only be felt when we stop concealing our thoughts, desires, and beliefs, and stop pretending to be someone we are not, or pleasing others out of fear; for when our truth is spoken, our spirit emerges, and our fear becomes void, to which freedom of our true self takes flight.

~ WOW ~

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High Recognitions . . . We must enrich the Earth with love and kindness.

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The world needs a bit more Kindness and Compassion

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“The Little Boy and the Old Man
Said the little boy, “Sometimes I drop my spoon.”
Said the old man, “I do that too.”
The little boy whispered, “I wet my pants.”
I do that too,” laughed the little old man.
Said the little boy, “I often cry.”
The old man nodded, “So do I.”
But worst of all,” said the boy, “it seems
Grown-ups don’t pay attention to me.”
And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand.
I know what you mean,” said the little old man.”

~Shel Silverstein

Artist~Daniel Kevin
Text & image source: Rest in the Arms of Angels https://web.facebook.com/Rest-in-the-Arms-of-Angels-164081253667227/

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. . . he who plants kindness gathers love.

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“A good deed is never lost;
he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and…
he who plants kindness gathers love.”

~Saint Basil

Artist~Frederick Morgan
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Constant kindness can accomplish much.

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Constant kindness can accomplish much.
As the sun makes ice melt,
kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust
and hostility to evaporate.

– Albert Schweitzer

Text & image source: Precious World https://www.facebook.com/ourpreciousworld/

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The smallest act of kindness…..

> Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: De kleinste daad van vriendelijkheid …..

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“The smallest act of kindness is worth more
than the grandest intention.”

– Oscar Wilde

Text & image source: Precious World https://www.facebook.com/ourpreciousworld/

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