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This definition and the reminder to use simple kindness makes me immediately think of my children. When my daughter was little, I was pleasantly surprised the first time she echoed me and said “Thank you” and “You too!” in response to the drive-thru worker’s “Have a nice day.” I realized that I often said it out of habit, but now I take joy is saying those simple words. Let’s face it. The fact that I’m at a drive-thru indicates that I’m busy. But too often, we think we’re too busy to extend a simple courtesy. We should never be too busy to be kind.
Remember, we’re an example to those around us, including the next generation. I must say, I was encouraged to keep it up when my son began echoing these same words in recent weeks. Out of the mouths of babes….
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Kind words are the easiest gift to give. They cost nothing and they are readily available. When you think back on the people who have impacted your life, it’s likely because of words they’ve shared with you. That’s definitely the case for some of the people who made a difference in my life.
Will you share kind words with someone today? I’m going to love on my kids with some.
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People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered; Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway,” Mother Teresa
What a beautiful reminder to love and show kindness. No matter what.
“Through kindness, you can change your fate.” ― Nguyen T. Nguyen
I believe this to be true. And if you follow the Lovecat principle, you do as well.
What I struggle with is why those who aren’t kind seem to have greater control over their fate. Why is it then that those who are cut-throat and deliberate seem to advance? Does kindness mean you also open yourself up to be taken advantage of?