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Random acts of kindness – Day 5

How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment. We can start now, start slowly, changing the world. How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make a contribution toward introducing justice straightaway. And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!  ~Anne Frank

This is “the kid”.  She loves animals, and they love her.  She loves people, and she’s not afraid to show it.  She has such a big heart.  Because of her, I want to be a better person.  Because of her, I learn more about compassion each day.

Today’s exercise – be compassionate at home.  I will watch what I say and how I say it.  I have to confess, this will be really tough.  It’s true when they say you are meaner to those closest to you.  Why are we nicer to strangers?  Ok, wish me luck!


10 responses

  1. Your posting has special meaning given my day yesterday! I was at a presentation on Bullying (on my blog today)…we are at an epidemic level. Personally I do not understand it…it is so much easier to be kind than to Bully others! Thank you for your post!

    October 23, 2012 at 6:09 am

    • You’re welcome! I know how hard it is. I was bullied when I was in high school and so many times I wanted to end it all. Feeling helpless and knowing I had to face it every day was terrible. I turned to poetry and writing songs, even that didn’t help much but at least it got me through most days. The rest of them were spent crying and asking myself why I was worthless. Looking back, I see how important it is to educate children on bullying. Have a pleasant day Carlotta!

      October 23, 2012 at 8:47 am

      • My I use your comment on another posting about Bullying. Very powerful!!! Your words could change someone’s life for the better!

        October 23, 2012 at 11:15 am

      • Hugs to you and thanks for sharing that! I found writing and lyrics deciphering helped me a bit, but not quite enough to get me through. I chose the easy out -drugs and alcohol. Glad I was able too survive that spell.

        October 23, 2012 at 8:43 pm

        • Oh, I did those too but way into my twenties when it was reality I was trying to escape! Yes, I’m glad we survived those days. Crazy days!

          October 24, 2012 at 1:32 pm

  2. I need to watch what I say these days-people are pissing me off. Thanks for the reminder

    October 23, 2012 at 7:30 am

  3. Yes, it’s tough! What helps me is to take a deep breath and count to 10 while thinking of something nice to say instead of the snarky comment I want to make. 🙂

    October 23, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    • Something I am working on. Thanks for the reminder

      October 23, 2012 at 8:21 pm

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