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Kindness - The gift that keeps on giving

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Kindness : the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.

It's a very simple word, really. It does not require lengthy explanations or lend itself to writing whole books about like LOVE or PEACE.
Kindness is more about doing than about philosophizing. It also usually does not cost much. Kindness only requires that we want others to be well and to do well and to be willing to put minimal effort into making this happen. Kindness can be as simple as a smile. It can also mean to say something nice to someone even if we don't have to, just to make their day a little better. It can mean to give food to the hungry or to help a neighbor fix something or to pick up a lost dog and take it to a shelter. Kindness has many faces but it is always about action.

Kindness is like smiling in that it almost always makes us feel better when we are doing it. It is a good reminder that we often only get to keep what we have first given away.
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Birgit
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03191952 2/7/2014 6:18PM

  It keeps on giving & really means a lot to people

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JSTETSER 1/22/2014 7:00AM

    Kindness and gentleness is so important.

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IOEINC 1/20/2014 9:27AM

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emoticon A great big smile for today!!

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SKATER787 1/19/2014 11:02PM

    I've been thinking about an antidote to the guilt and shame of mistakes I've done in the past. Perhaps this is by chance the confirmation that enlightens others. Kindness could be the 'cure' I was looking for. Thanks for the blog.

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_RAMONA 1/19/2014 10:51PM

    AMEN!
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MAYA ANGELOU said something like: "People may forget your words, but they will always remember how you made them feel."

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WOUBBIE 1/19/2014 10:00PM

    One of the most underrated of virtues!

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EJOY-EVELYN 1/19/2014 8:40PM

    The people at myoneword.org, wants its readers to set new goals for a new year around a new word. I've made my one word "kindness" this year -- although I haven't blogged about it yet.

I enjoyed your blog as kindness can be quite simple and your title is right on in that it's "The gift that keeps on giving"! I will say, however, that even simple ways of making kindness a verb can and do fill volumes of books. In today's culture, I'd like to see kindness become more contagious and believe it can also be done sacrificially. Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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LINDAM.1 1/19/2014 7:29PM

  emoticon I try to make some one smile each day.

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