Tag Archives: Kindness

A Grain Of Rice

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” — Robert Brault It’s hard to imagine anyone looking at a grain of rice 10,000 years ago and saying, “Hey, I’ll bet we … Continue reading

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Like Us

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” — Mother Teresa After taking my teenage son to his doctor’s checkup this afternoon, he was naturally hungry. On our way to the drive thru at our favorite local … Continue reading

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Today, I Stopped

“The highest form of wisdom is kindness” — The Talmud This morning I came upon a car, broken down on the side of the road. Forty years ago I would have ridden past, too young to know. Thirty years ago … Continue reading

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Kind Words

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.” — Mother Teresa I read this short article on kindness, by Henrette Lazaridis Power, describing a simple act of kindness; an exchange between a man and … Continue reading

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Glimpses of Kindness

“In hours of weariness, sensations sweet, Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart; And passing even into my purer mind, With tranquil restoration:—feelings, too, Of unremembered pleasure: such, perhaps, As have no slight or trivial influence On that … Continue reading

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Above The Din

“Be careful how you interpret the world:  It is like that.” — Erich Heller This morning, above the din of the city, I heard an owl hoot. It was quiet and distant, nearly drowned out by traffic. At first, I … Continue reading

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If It’s Really Going To Work

“The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.” — Charles Kuralt, On the Road With Charles Kuralt Generosity Day has passed. I hope you made the time to do something … Continue reading

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Generosity Day

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” — Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama If you haven’t heard about Generosity Day, click here. If you haven’t heard about being generous, open any Buddhist text, the Talmud, the Bible, or the … Continue reading

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“Extas”

“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.” — Leo F. … Continue reading

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Someone Somewhere

“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.  “ — Alexander Smith At any given moment, someone somewhere is smiling. At any given moment, a shut-in gets a visitor. At any given moment, a woman tries to be a little kinder. … Continue reading

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