There are so many ways to show kindness to others . . . but if you truly want to make a difference it really helps if you make a decision to be kind, then look for daily opportunities. Rather than being random about showing kindness - leaving it to chance - why not put some effort into it? The same holds true if you want to fulfill a dream, keep a New Year Resolution, or achieve a goal - you have to open your mind Dare To Dream and believe that you can succeed. You have to make a Decision to 'go for it', Define specifically what you want to do, Develop A Plan, and Do It Daily. Those are the Five I Resolve To Do's - a simple common sense way to keep your priorities front and center, and to make them a reality.
It's Tuesday, and that means it's Tip-Day for PreMediated Acts of Kindness. My 2008 Resolution is to 'Show Gratitude' for my blessings by 'Giving Back'. The point behind PreMeditated Acts Of Kindess is to give more conscious thought to my actions and the way that I treat others. I'm urging folks to join me and do the same - to work at being kind because it's the right thing to do, without worrying about receiving anything in return, be it kind gesture or word, though my experience is that kindness shown is usually returned in kind. I hope you'll join me this week in striving to make someone else's day a little bit happier. Or if you're feeling a little low, to be inspired by a kind soul who passes your way and smiles, does you a favor, gives you a big hug, lets you merge in traffic . . . lends a hand.
With that in mind, I offer these inspiring quotes from Thinkexist.com - individuals who have given some thought to 'kindness' . . .
"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children. . . is to leave the world a better place . . . to know even one has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." Ralph Waldo Emmerson - American Poet, Lecturer & Essayist (1803-1882)
"Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see'." Mark Twain - American Humorist, Writer & Lecturer (1835-1910)
"Be kind to unkind people - they need it the most." Asleigh Brilliant - English Author & Cartoonist (1933 - )
Remember: I Resolve To Achieve My New Year Resolutions, One Resolution, One Day At A Time For One Year. It's your choice. Do it today. Turn your resolution into reality in five simple, common sense steps: Dare To Dream, Decide, Define, Develop A Plan, and Do It Daily. Make your resolution a permanent Lifetime Resolution, something that's with you for good! Above all, Be A Resolutionista, someone who makes resolutions, keeps resolutions, and enjoys the journey! Let's Go For It!
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Kim M. Simpson - February 26, 2008
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