Good morning and Happy Plant a Flower Day! The following Julie Parker quote tends to show up frequently in commencement speeches. I love the visual of \”planting kindness.\” It gives the impression that sowing seeds of kindness will cause them to grow and cultivate as time goes on. By being kind we are growingContinue reading “Lent 2021: Day 21”
Good morning and Happy International Day of Happiness! We\’re halfway through Lent already. Can you believe it? Well, when I think of happiness, Pharell Williams\’ track \”Happy\” comes to mind. For a long time, this song was on my morning \”psych up\” music playlist because you have to bop along a little at theContinue reading “Lent 2021: Day 20”
Good morning! I absolutely love the visual picture that this video called \”Color Your World With Kindness\” brings to life! Let\’s bring a little \”color\” to someone\’s day, shall we? Today\’s Kindness Challenge is: Go to http://www.moreloveletters.com and send a letter to a stranger who needs a smile. Have a wonderful day, everyone!
Good morning! Dr. Elizabeth Dunn, a social psychologist, says that generosity can lead to more satisfaction than doubling your salary. And, she says, if you don’t feel satisfied at being generous, you might be doing it wrong. A great listen from the podcast Kind World! I’ll add that I love the reference toContinue reading “Lent 2021: Day 18”
Good morning! Check out some words of wisdom from \”Kid President.\” Absolutely adorable and absolutely true. From the mouths of babes! Today\’s Kindness Challenge is: Donate socks to a homeless shelter. (Socks are noted as one of the most requested items in homeless shelters.) Have a wonderful day, everyone!
Good morning! Today is \”Tell a Fairy Tale Day\” and I wanted to share one of my favorite fairy tales about kindness. \”The Cobbler and the Elves\” always spoke to me because the elves stepped in to help a cobbler (that\’s a shoemaker and not a fruit dessert) who was down on his luck. Even better,Continue reading “Lent 2021: Day 9”
Good morning! The minister, essayist, and hymn writer James Vila Blake wrote an entire book on the subject of kindness. He made the excellent point that kindness and not pedigree (or dare I say wealth?) is what makes one exceptional. That\’s a nice piece of encouragement to recall while elevating our behavior in kindnessContinue reading “Lent 2021: Day 8”
Good morning! Today, I wanted to share the absolute best advice that ever came from a Disney movie (although this is a tissue alert!): The words \”Have courage and be kind\” have stuck with me so long after seeing the 2015 live-action version of Cinderella. I love the concept of telling one\’s young daughterContinue reading “Lent 2021: Day 7”
Good morning! This video of a \”kindness chain reaction\” has probably appeared here before but it\’s definitely worth sharing once again. Especially since we know that this is exactly how kindness works! Today\’s Kindness Challenge is: Send an ecard to brighten someone\’s day. Have a wonderful day, everyone!
Good morning! Did you know that kindness is contagious and that it can be proven through Science?! Well, now you have a great conversation starter for work and a scientifically proven reason why we should just be kind. I\’m onboard. What about you? Today\’s kindness challenge: Buy coffee for the person behind you in line.Continue reading “Lent 2021: Day 5”