Tag Archives: Kindness

Small To The World. Large To Each Other.

“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 Buscaglia … Continue reading

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Long Term Investments

“The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success.” — Brian Tracy If immediate gratification for everything we do is the … Continue reading

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We Are What We Repeat

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” — Aristotle Every self-help guru knows that repetition of successful behaviors is one of the keys to success. What we practice, we learn. What we … Continue reading

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Planting Seeds. Harvesting Action.

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson There are seeds you plant in the ground. Then there are seeds that you plant in the mind. When we present someone with an idea, it’s like … Continue reading

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Measuring The Ripple Effect

“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” — Scott Adams Unbelievably nice weather on the Oregon coast drew our family out to create a few ripples. While the kids … Continue reading

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Ever Wonder?

“How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it, except the pleasure of … Continue reading

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Sponge Brain

Because they’re sponges, it’s better to incorporate it into their lives now rather than change behavior (later). ~ Susan Ward Our brains don’t have a very good delete key. If you try to delete something, it’s pretty hard. (As an exercise, look … Continue reading

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Life Made Worse

“”Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.” — 1 Peter 3:8 When the mower comes to the vacant lot near our house, they mow the edges of the property and … Continue reading

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Normal Day

“The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.”   — Joe Ancis They moved slowly and mechanically like zombies on a hot, summer day. An intense sun had been beating down on them all afternoon. It was 5:30pm … Continue reading

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What You Criticize In Others Is What You Don’t Like In Yourself

“Just as much as we see in others we have in ourselves.” –William Hazlitt Ever get irritated by someone acting out to get attention? Ever get annoyed when an acquaintance is arrogant? Ever feel prickly around a person who is … Continue reading

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