Sunday, November 3, 2013

Little Kindnesses


Today's blog post was inspired by a nice lady I know who tries to bring kindness into the lives of others.  She lives in Southwest Virginia, and her name is Deborah Smith.  She smiles and speaks to people when she's out, even people she doesn't know.  She straightens up buggies at the grocery store and shoes, etc. in shops.  She just tries to make life a little easier and more pleasant for others.  These are just little things, but little things mean a lot.  You know, smiling at someone just might change that person's whole day or even outlook on life. 

This lady has the right attitude and is an inspiration for us all.

Here's more inspiration about kindness in words and pictures:

"In life you can never be too kind or too fair; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load.  When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with."
-Brian Tracy

"No act of kindness is too small.  The gift of kindness may start as a small ripple that over time can turn into a tidal wave affecting the lives of many."
-Kevin Heath

"It' not our job to play judge and jury to determine who is worthy of our kindness and who is not.  We just need to be kind, unconditionally and without ulterior motive, even or rather, especially-when we'd prefer not to be."
-Josh Radnor

"To belittle, you have to be little."
-Kahlil Gibran

"Treat everyone with respect and kindness.  Period.  No exceptions."
-Kiana Tom

"The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer."
-Mahatma Gandhi

"Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you."
-Princess Diana

"I shall pass this way but once; any good that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being; let me do it now.  Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again."
-Etienne de Grellet

"Ask yourself: Have you been kind today?  Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world."
-Annie Lennox

Positive thought: "Always try to be a little kinder than necessary." -J. M. Barrie
Thanks for visiting!  Until next Sunday, Becky
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