Saturday, November 12, 2016

World Kindness Day

Tomorrow, November 13th, is World Kindness Day

This is a special day to focus on the good and pass it forward.

I'm not sure what I will do to celebrate.  Having a day set aside is a good reminder to embrace the spirit of kindness.  The more often we are kind, the more effortless it becomes.  We also have to remember to be kind to ourselves.  I don't mean go out and buy yourself a new pair of shoes.  I am talking about letting go of something you've been beating yourself up over.  Kindness begins with me.

These are a few of my favorite kindness quotes:

  • Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.  -Mark Twain

  • A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds.  A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.  -Saint Basil 

  •  Constant kindness can accomplish much.  As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.  -Albert Schweitzer

  • You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.  -Ralph Waldo Emerson


  1. I love these quotes ... I'm thinking I might have to start posting them as my response in social media

  2. These are beautiful quotes and so true.

  3. I would love to see World Kindness Day take over Facebook. The post election firestorm is as bad as the weeks leading up to it. Ugh. Love the the heart made from beach glass. Is that your collection or a web image?

    1. Hi Jo. The beach glass heart is part of my growing collection. I too wish the post election firestorm would cool down. I don't remember such a divisive time. I view these kind of intense experiences as learning opportunities. I learn a lot not only about those around me, but also about myself. Hang in there. This too shall pass.

  4. Mmm, I like that Albert Schweitzer quote.
    Every Day should be World Kindness Day. And I do need to start being kinder to myself. Appropriate time to celebrate Kindness ~ if only the whole world would celebrate...just imagine!
    I am soothed by your hearts. Is anything holding them together, or are they clustered but loose on a surface?
    It is SO GOOD to see you here!


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