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The Kindness Box

Discussion in 'Ethics and Morals' started by Knight of Albion, Apr 2, 2014.

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    Had a little browse and found this as well -

    There is immense power in kindness. Speak to others how you would like to be spoken to, treat others how you would like to be treated, and show kindness to people. How you conduct yourself reflects how you are as a person, it does not matter if others do wrong, we must always maintain a sense of class and integrity, never lower your standards just because of others, demand excellence of character from yourself.

    When you are addressing people, address them with a sense of respect, people too often forget the basics when communicating with people, it does not matter who you are, kindness does not go unnoticed, be known for your kindness to all living things. If you do good unto others know that with a surety that it will be returned to you.

    Kindness will solve many problems than conflict ever will, people seem to think that being rude is the solution when a simple kind word can resolve the issue at hand. Always seek ways in which you can be a kinder person. Take a look at your mannerism and see where you can improve, improve it to a standard of greatness, and develop yourself to a standard that is unfamiliar to most.

    The Power Of Kindness | AwakenTheGreatnessWithin

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    Have you ever wanted to do an activity focused on acts of kindness and your mind goes blank?

    Well, we compiled a list of 320 acts of kindness that can inspire you to do something for yourself, someone else, or the Earth. We pulled from many resources all listed at the end of the web page.

    These are perfect for kindness club activities as well as every day situations.

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    Kindness Resources — Golden Rule Project

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    If you think you’re hearing the word “empathy” everywhere, you’re right. It’s now on the lips of scientists and business leaders, education experts and political activists. But there is a vital question that few people ask: How can I expand my own empathic potential? Empathy is not just a way to extend the boundaries of your moral universe. According to new research, it’s a habit we can cultivate to improve the quality of our own lives.

    But what is empathy? It’s the ability to step into the shoes of another person, aiming to understand their feelings and perspectives, and to use that understanding to guide our actions.

    Six Habits of Highly Empathic People

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    Psychology Today blog kindness - a few -

    Kindness is a word that means something simple: good intentions toward living beings, including oneself.

    This goodwill is present in warmth, friendliness, compassion, ordinary decency, fair play, altruism, generosity, and love. The kind heart leans toward others; it is not neutral or indifferent. Kindness is the opposite of ill will, coldness, prejudice, cruelty, and aggression. We've all been kind, we all know what it's like to wish someone well.

    Kindness is widely praised—from parents telling children to share their toys to saints preaching the Golden Rule—because it has so many benefits:

    Be Kind

    Plus a few others in that blog ...

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    Be a kind human -

    One thing I find is that many of us mistake kindness for weakness. But who says you can’t be kind and firm and the same time? Many think it’s one or the other.

    When we study successful people, billionaires, and athletes, we always talk about their work ethic, creativity, and leadership. Those things are essential, and we can learn a lot from them. But one thing that gets less attention is kindness.

    That’s why this article and the following observations are about kindness. Kindness has the ability, more than anything else, to improve your life instantly.

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    How To Be A Kind Human Being - Darius Foroux

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    My dear friends, we love you so very much.

    As you continue on your journey through life, we ask you to be kind to yourselves. You are human beings, in a school called planet earth and you are not expected to be perfect according to standards you set for yourselves. We love you no matter what. God loves you no matter what. Of course, we ask you to strive to be loving, strive to increase your faith, and to work very diligently to be kind to others, however dear ones, we ask you to start with yourselves.

    Be Kind To Yourselves > Ann Albers

    Plus Ann's site - mainly about angels and love but I felt like including it in this thread :)

    Ann Albers Visions of Heaven

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    Tara Brach kindness -

    As you offer yourself this gesture of kindness, take some moments to stay with yourself, to keep yourself company. Allow whatever most wants attention to surface, and sense that you are the loving presence that can include and embrace whatever’s arising.

    Then, see if you can widen your attention, and notice what or who else is floating in your heart space. Perhaps you’ll intentionally offer a gesture of kindness to a friend who’s struggling with disappointment, a family member dealing with illness, or a teen caught in self-doubt.

    As you continue to practice offering yourself and others this gesture of kindness, you will discover that this response to life becomes increasingly spontaneous and natural. In time, you’ll recognize it as the most authentic expression of who you are.

    Read more here - plus a video that is worth viewing too -

    Blog: A Gesture of Kindness - Tara Brach

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    Beyond kindness

    One South Carolina couple has given new meaning to the season of perpetual hope after stumbling upon antique coins worth $25,000 in their Columbia home.

    Army vet James Mumford, 46, and his wife Clarrisa stumbled upon the coins, which date back to the 19th century, in two cases in the attic of their new home in Columbia, S.C.

    Instead of cashing in on their newfound discovery, they decided to give them back to their rightful owner, who has chosen to remain anonymous.

    “James happened to come across the coins in a leftover drawer, tucked away," Clarrisa, who owns a nearby catering company, told the news outlet. “The previous owners were elderly so I think he accidentally hid them from himself. He even admitted that he had completely forgotten about them.”

    A husband and wife discovered a stash of antique coins worth a staggering $25,000 in their new home in Columbia, South Carolina.

    The two cases contained 64 coins in total, including 46 gold $5 liberty coins and 18 Morgan silver dollars. The Liberty $5 coins were minted between 1849 and 1907, while the Morgan silver dollar was coined between 1878 and 1904.

    Despite the incredible find, the Mumfords said they were never tempted to keep the coins as their own.

    “We had no idea the coins would be worth that much, but regardless we knew who the previous owner was so, of course, we immediately gave them back," Clarrisa explained.
     
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    Great thinkers from Martin Luther King Jr. to the Dalai Lama to my daughter, Addison, all have had something to say about the importance of helping others. The civil-rights leader stated, "Life's most persistent and nagging question is 'What are you doing for others?'" The soft-spoken spiritual leader called doing good deeds "our prime purpose." And my 12-year-old put it this way: "Helping feels good because it's nice for the other person and for you."

    Smart words. And as it turns out, kids are actually hardwired to be considerate and kind. "The desire to help is innate," says David Schonfeld, M.D., director of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. And their sense of doing good develops as they grow. "At first, children like to help others because it helps them get what they want. Next, they do so because they get praise. Finally, they begin to anticipate the needs of others, and it becomes intrinsically rewarding to do nice things for people in their lives."

    14 Little Ways to Encourage Kindness

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    Advice about giving freeely on this page -

    Taking the time to help others not only makes them happy; it makes you happy as well. When we act with kindness, we do it with the intention of making the recipient feel good.

    But, as several studies have revealed, when we engage in an act of kindness, our brain increases the release of oxytocin “the love hormone,” and that’s why we feel a surge of happiness.

    Think about it, when you help someone in kindness and generosity, you make them feel special — you make an impact on their life. And isn’t that what we’re all striving for in life?

    How to apply this habit: Want to become a happier person? Make it a habit to give more freely. Give what you can. Help people. Ask yourself, how can I make someone else’s day better today? It really is as simple as that. And while you’re at it, be kind to yourself. Treat yourself with compassion and care that you would someone you love.

    Comes from this site -

    10 Typical Daily Habits of Genuinely Happy People

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    This one is only vaguely related to the topic of kindness - it is about helping people who are experiencing depression -

    It's not uncommon for people with depression and anxiety to try very hard to "put on a good face" and hide how they really feel from others.

    These thoughts can become very intense and, in fact, are characteristic of depression itself—even though they don't reflect reality.

    Some reasons people may try to hide what they are feeling:

    They may be embarrassed, confused, guilty, ashamed, or afraid of what would happen if other people found out that they were depressed.

    They may worry that they will be seen as incompetent at work or as a parent.

    They may be worried that their spouse, family, and friends will stop loving them.

    Comes from this excellent site -

    Worst Things to Say to Someone Who Is Depressed

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    Helping others may seem like an obvious route to becoming a better person. We often think of "good people" as those who are willing to sacrifice for others. This, in the minds of many, is what makes a person "good." However, good deeds can also make us better people because of the connection between altruism and emotional well-being.

    According to research, it just may be true that it's better to give than to receive. So while you may feel too stressed and busy worrying about your own problems to extend help to others when it's not absolutely necessary, expanding your ability to focus on the needs of others can really help you as well. It’s true: Altruism is its own reward and can actually help you relieve stress.

    How to Become a Better Person

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