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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Spreading Good Vibes

I just completely admire someone who goes to such lengths to get a smile. Their YouTube channel is located HERE.

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Small Grey Pigeon

The artist doesn’t share her name, and uses the online handle “Ink.”  You can find her on the web HERE.

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Say “Bless You”

Yoko Ono’s Cleaning Pieces CLEANING PIECE I Write down a sad memory. Put it in a box. Burn the box and sprinkle the ashes in the field. You may give some ashes to a friend who shared the sadness. CLEANING PIECE II Make a numbered list of sadness in your life. Pile up stones corresponding …

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Mercy

She Asked Me to Kill the Spider by Rudy Francisco She asked me to kill the spider. Instead, I get the most peaceful weapons I can find. I take a cup & a napkin, I catch the spider, put it outside and allow it to walk away. If I am ever caught in the wrong …

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Change the World

“When we are training in the art of peace, we are not given any promises that, because of our noble intentions, everything will be okay. In fact, there are no promises of fruition at all. Instead, we are encouraged to simply look deeply at joy and sorrow, at laughing and crying, at hoping and fearing, …

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Even Smiling More Than Usual

The most important aspect of karma relates to the state of our mind. At some point, whether we meditate or not, we learn that certain activities disturb the mind. When we apply awareness to cause and effect, we cultivate recognition of subtle shifts in mental behavior, and we become more sensitive to how an agitated …

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Side Effects

A guy who loves to take care of others learns that he needs to take care of himself, too. Film by Eleonora Stella Hariyono Oei Music by Alia Martin via wano

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All Of Them

Lunar Baboon is on the web HERE.

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