Posts tagged ‘kindness’
Have you ever been surprised by love? Surprised by beauty? Surprised by kindness? It is always a good time to share that kind of loving surprise with others. Here is a short list of ways to commit random acts of kindness. You could probably add to the list!!
~ The next toll booth you come to, pay for a car behind you.
~ Send a thank you letter to a teacher you once had, letting him or her know the difference the teacher made in your life.
~ Ask an older person to tell you a story about his or her youth.
~ Order a mail order gift anonymously for a friend or co-worker.
~ Give another driver your parking spot.
~ Let someone merge ahead of you, smile and wave at that person.
~ Write a note to the boss of someone who has helped you, thanking the boss for having such a great employee.
~ Praise the work or attitude of a co-worker to someone else in the workplace.
~ Write a note to the owner of a house or garden in your neighborhood whose beauty gives you pleasure.
~ Say, “I love you” to 20 people for whom it’s true.
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The Buddha sad,
If you propose to speak, always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind.
So very similar to Paul’s words in his letter to the Ephesians:
Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. (Ephesians 4:15)