Tag Archives: kindness

Marveling at the Lottery Logic

“I am told by longtime New Yorkers that the subway used to be awful– garbage-strewn, graffiti-covered, suffocating in the summer, dangerous at night all year round. And of course I know plenty of people who despise taking it today, even though the cars are remarkably safe, clean, and cool. I suggest they ride with me. …

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Good Begets Good

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Wrapped with Dignity

Via Boilermaker in Florida: “My father used to buy simple goods from poor people at high prices, even though he did not need them. Sometimes he even used to pay extra for them. I got concerned by this act and asked him why does he do so? Then my father replied, ‘It is a charity …

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So Be Careful

“A complete stranger has the capacity to alter the life of another irrevocably. This domino effect has the capacity to change the course of an entire world. That is what life is; a chain reaction of individuals colliding with others and influencing their lives without realizing it. A decision that seems miniscule to you, may …

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Be Kind

“My wife was a true-crime writer and researcher, and the phrase she hated the most was, ‘You know, everything happens for a reason.’ She’s like, ‘No, it fuckin’ doesn’t.’ It’s chaos. It’s all random. And it’s horrifying. And if you want to try to reduce the horror and reduce the chaos, be kind. That’s all …

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Our World

This is just a lovely little song. Full lyrics HERE.

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Special Heart

“To be kind is more important than to be right. Many times, what people need is not a brilliant mind that speaks but a special heart that listens.”  ~F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Be Kind to Little Animals

As happens so many times, the artist has been lost in a series of reposts.  If anyone knows, let me know in the comments so I can give credit.

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Such and such a cabin

I bought this book of poetry on a whim, and have been enchanted from the first page.  Millen Brand reminds me of Carl Sandburg, only friendlier: The Last Families in the Cabins by Millen Brand Excerpted from Local Lives: Poems About the Pennsylvania Dutch, ©1975 At a bend in the Bally-Dale road, in a low …

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Unfold

“They talk about angels, but what if the angels are within, and all we need to do is unfold our wings.”  ~Gabriel Andreas The quote above is available on a greeting card at the artist’s website, HERE.

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Without Judgement

“This is maybe the greatest gift we can give another human being– our undivided attention. To listen without judgement or agendas. The great psychologist Carl Rogers once described empathy as ‘looking with fresh and unfrightened eyes.’”  ~Frank Ostaseski, On What to Do When the Going Gets Rough.

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Fleeting Temples

Small Kindnesses by Danusha Laméris The New York Times (9/19/2019), Bonfire Opera I’ve been thinking about the way, when you walk down a crowded aisle, people pull in their legs to let you by. Or how strangers still say “bless you” when someone sneezes, a leftover from the Bubonic plague. “Don’t die,” we are saying. …

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