Thursday, August 04, 2011

From the Archives: A Cup of Kindness


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(originally posted October 8, 2010)

I believe kindness has a ripple effect. This quote by author Dean Koontz says it beautifully:

Not one day in anyone’s life is an uneventful day, no day without profound meaning, no matter how dull and boring it might seem, no matter whether you are a seamstress or a queen, a shoeshine boy, or a movie star, a renowned philosopher or a Down’s-syndrome child. Because in every day of your life, there are opportunities to perform little kindnesses for others, both by conscious acts of will and unconscious example. Each smallest act of kindness—even just words of hope when they are needed, the remembrance of a birthday, a compliment that engenders a smile—reverberates across great distances and spans of time, affecting lives unknown to the one whose generous spirit was the source of this good echo, because kindness is passed on and grows each time it’s passed, until a simple courtesy becomes an act of selfless courage years later and far away.
--Dean Koontz, From the Corner of His Eye

More quotes about kindness..

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.-- Charles H. Spurgeon

Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, but because you are.--Author Unknown


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How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.--George Washington Carver


Papa steals a kiss from our grandson, Payton

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. ~Og Mandino

..the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness, self-control...--Galatians 5:22,23


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1 comment:

fiction-books said...

Hi Cindy,

I loved this quote the best

Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, but because you are.--Author Unknown

It is so simple, but sums it all up beautifully.

Thanks for sharing and giving a great start to my 6am day!

Yvonne

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