Weekend Inspiration ~ Random Acts of Kindness ~ Repost

 

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I actually wrote and posted this blog a few years ago. It is interesting that I came across it today…as now, more than ever, we need to remember to do this. I KNOW IT IS HARD…especially with so much negative energy and people being hateful. But…in the face of that…Love and Kindness is what we want, so we must continue to live by it…even when it the hardest ever to do. May you all have a weekend full of Kindness and Love. I send some to you from the depth of my humble Heart and Soul. So Many Blessings to You All!

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The world we live in at the moment can be a worrisome, frightening, and confusing place. We can be unsure how to deal with it, and so, put our heads down and do not look up too much, for fear of what we will see. We shake our heads and wonder…how did we get here? And what can we do to change it?

Though a small thing…Random Acts of Kindness can remind us that there is good to be had in this world, and that we can be the ones to keep that good alive. We can stare down this craziness, stand up to it, and prove it will not change what is natural and inherent in us all…Kindness.

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Think about that as you go on with your day. And do Random Acts of Kindness…just to share good energy. Some of the things I like to do is…pay for the person’s meal behind me in the take out line. Or wish a stranger a good day. Ask a neighbor if they need help with something. Or visit a home for the elderly just to spread Kindness. Another thing I do is tape a dollar bill on the back of diaper packages at the store with a “wishing you abundance” message on them. Open the door for someone, help carry packages, clean out your closet and give the clothes to a shelter, hug someone. Leave an encouraging note. Thank someone.  If you think about it…there are many ways to do Random Acts of Kindness.

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If you think about it.

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I know the comment on the picture above is a lofty one…and maybe overly optimistic. But…what if it is true? What if, by chance, it would work? Shouldn’t we at least try?

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And one of the best parts is…we can feel good knowing we made someone smile, or brightened their day with a surprise. And just think…we make that other saying, “Live each day as if something wonderful is about to happen”, come true for someone. How cool is that? All that energy comes back to us at some point too. So we are winners all around.

That has got to put some good energy out there to combat the rest of the murk. I Believe it. I’m stubborn like that!

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Blessings!

Never Enough Of…

 

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I was out in the world this weekend…struck by the negative attitudes and general bad behavior that seems to be such a part our existence these days. It saddens me so much…likely because I am old enough to remember a kinder gentler time when this was not how it was. So I start the week with a reminder to us all…no matter what is going on…there is never a reason to forget to…

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kindness

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AND ALWAYS…

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BLESSINGS AND LOVE TO YOU ALL!

Thoughts For The Day

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“Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It is anything that lifts another person.”  ~ C. Neil Strait 

from The Desk of MarDrag:

Be more than Kind…BE Kindness. The smallest gesture can make the biggest difference in someone’s day, especially our own. Even when we are down or angry, making a gesture of Kindness changes that, it turns the energy around. When we do something to make someone else feel better, a magical thing happens…we feel better too. But most importantly…Random Acts of Kindness can change the world. Let us begin today.

Thoughts 2

“Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalystfor choosing a direction that serves us –and those around us – more effectively.”  ~ Louisa May Alcott

from The Desk of MarDrag:

If we can keep in mind that even the most difficult events in our lives can change them in ways we least expect, then there is something positive to gain from them. As we experience the pain or emotions the event creates, we tend to focus on the pain it is causing rather than the cause of the pain itself. If we can step back and look at these events as stepping stones to a change in direction that will benefit us, then we can power through those events with greater clarity and strength…because we know that whatever happens to us, it will lead us always in the right direction to where we are meant to go…not necessarily where we “think” we should go. Pay close attention to the details.

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“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.”  ~ Auguste Rodin

from The Desk of MarDrag:

And this quote follows the above quote perfectly. Everything is an experience to be cherished, to learn from, and to grow and move forward from. There is nothing to be wasted if we use our experiences to grow…not just to live through or get through. Embrace it all, and there is not a drop that will be wasted.

Random Acts of Kindness

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The world we live in at the moment can be a worrisome, frightening, and confusing place. We can be unsure how to deal with it, and so, put our heads down and do not look up too much, for fear of what we will see. We shake our heads and wonder…how did we get here? And what can we do to change it?

Though a small thing…Random Acts of Kindness can remind us that there is good to be had in this world, and that we can be the ones to keep that good alive. We can stare down this craziness, stand up to it, and prove it will not change what is natural and inherent in us all…Kindness.

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Think about that as you go on with your day. And do Random Acts of Kindness…just to share good energy. Some of the things I like to do is…pay for the person’s meal behind me in the take out line. Or once, I was renting DVD’s and the woman ahead of me, with 3 small children, could not pay her overdue fees. The clerk let her take new movies anyway, so when it came my turn, I paid her fees and left and extra $10 on her account so she could rent more movies. Another thing I do is tape a dollar bill on the back of diaper packages at the store with a “wishing you abundance” message on them. Open the door for someone, help carry packages, clean out your closet and give the clothes to a shelter, hug someone. If you think about it…there are many ways to do Random Acts of Kindness.

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If you think about it.

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I know the comment on the picture above is a lofty one…and maybe overly optimistic. But…what if it is true? What if, by chance, it would work? Shouldn’t we at least try?

And one of the best parts is…that good feeling you have knowing you made someone smile, or lifted their day with something unexpected. It may be that…you make that other saying, “Live each day as if something wonderful is about to happen”, come true for someone. How cool is that? And so too, what we put out there, comes back to us.

That has got to put some good energy out there to combat the rest of the murk. I have to believe it.  Shall we then…

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Blessings!

Thoughts For The Day

Thoughts Born

“You were born with potential.You were born with goodness and trust.You were born with ideals and dreams.You were born with greatness.You were born with wings.You are not meant for crawling, so don’t.You have wings.Learn to use them and fly.”  ~ Rumi

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

When we come into this world, we are a clean palette, looking at the world with innocent eyes, and taking at face value what we see and experience every day. And, every single day is a learning experience, another opportunity to learn to talk, walk, play, and figure out which shape fits into which hole on the toy thingy. It is unfortunate that as we grow up, we are ever faced with the negative aspects of life, and, by the time we are adults, we have completely forgotten the innocence, the belief in goodness, the trust, and the wide-eyed wonder we were born with. Seek to re-discover those lost gifts, if even just a little bit. Dare to remember the wings you were born with and the belief that you could fly.

Thoughts Humor

“Through humor you can soften some of the blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you survive it.”  ~ Bill Cosby

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

A few months after I started this blog, I realized I was writing about a great many deep thoughts and issues…and when I “made a joke” people laughed and found relief. So, I started the now regular Wednesday “Hump Day Humor” post…to give everyone a mid-week break. I get comments from people who share how much they needed that chuckle. I firmly believe that comic relief feeds the soul, and gives it a needed respite. As Bill Cosby says, humor softens the blows life hurls at us, and relieves some of that stress they cause. Even if circumstances in your life are hard and worrisome…find a way to find some laughter in your day and give yourself that gift. It is amazing how far a funny moment can take you!

Thoughts Wink

“A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.”  ~ William Hazlitt

MarDrags’ Thoughts:

Give it a try. Smile on purpose. Say a kind word. Open a door. Do random acts of kindness. Especially if you wake for the day in a disgruntled mood…actively do these things and see how your mood and your day changes. Most important of all…start by doing these things…to and for yourself! Smile at yourself in the mirror. You deserve a good-natured wink and a kind word. Who better to give it, than you!

Blessings!