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Why Should We Practice Kindness?

"Kindness and compassion carry with them their own rewards, spreading joy and warmth to both the giver and the receiver, leaving a lasting imprint of positivity on our world." Michael Corthell Kindness is a powerful force that has the ability to create a positive impact on individuals, communities, and the world. It involves treating others with compassion, empathy, and respect, and it holds the potential to foster understanding, harmony, and personal growth. Practicing kindness is essential in today's society for several reasons. Firstly, it enhances well-being. Acts of kindness release endorphins, the "feel-good" hormones, leading to improved emotional well-being and a greater sense of happiness. Secondly, kindness builds stronger relationships. By demonstrating genuine care and consideration for others, we foster trust, communication, and empathy. This forms the foundation of meaningful connections and strengthens interpersonal relationships. Moreover, kindne

Abused and Bullied as a Child Lizzie Velasquez Chose to be HAPPY!

Lizzie is not a complainer. Follow her on You Tube . by Michael Corthell We all choose to complain from time to time. We sometimes don't even know that we're complaining. Sometimes a common complaint can help bond two people, but too much complaining may just break down the relationship. Some people say, "Why do I complain, no one listens anyway.'' (I wonder why??) I like to tell people, ''The complaint department is on the 99th floor and there are no elevators.''   ''Instead of complaining that the rose bush is full of thorns,  be happy the thorn bush has roses.'' —Abraham Lincoln We've all known people who complain long and loud, they are the ones who constantly gripe about their health, their family, their relationships, their job, and the list goes on and on. They are never happy with anything. (because they are not happy with themselves) And every time you hang out with them you are left feeling drained.

[Compassion]... The Passion of the One

“More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.” ― Roy T. Bennett It's all connected. You are a manifestation of the One or the source of all there is. That is why compassion is Holy.   “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” ―  Mother Teresa

[Virtue] The meek take it all...

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” ― Ernest Hemingway Every single soul you meet knows something you don't. “These are the few ways we can practice humility: To speak as little as possible of one's self. To mind one's own business. Not to want to manage other people's affairs. To avoid curiosity. To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully. To pass over the mistakes of others. To accept insults and injuries. To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked. To be kind and gentle even under provocation. Never to stand on one's dignity. To choose always the hardest.” ― Mother Teresa, The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living

The Crown of Humanity

What areas? I say empathy for one. What do you think?

Hear the Cry

Bring to the suffering person your holy silence, and just listen. Why deep listening? Listening deeply by being completely focused on what a person is telling you establishes a presence -- a presence not only of mind but of spirit. In the healing process two spirits are better than one. Bottom-line. By listening carefully, purposefully, that is deeply when someone speaks we're telling them that we care about them. That's empathy. That's love. There is no mystery as to why deep listening works. Love heals...  — Solomon And as is almost always the case when we do the right things, we get something good back. Your deep listening is contagious. When we listen to others they will be much more inclined to listen to us!