Showing posts with label Act of Kindness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Act of Kindness. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

You Can Make a Difference…Today

Sometimes a simple, three-minute video can touch your heart and make you pause.

That’s what happened to me when I watched this Thai ad.

You never know the ripple effect that your words and actions can have on another human being.

I still remember criticism I got as a child from well-meaning adults and how that hurt.

But I also recall when someone offered encouragement or performed some act of kindness for me.

Every person you encounter is experiencing some kind of pain or challenge. You don’t have to know what it is.

Just reach out when you’re able to, with a thoughtful, positive word or gesture.

Your caring at that moment could have a lasting impact on another’s life.

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” - Mother Teresa

Monday, January 31, 2011

Remarkable Compassion at a Basketball Game

An example of compassion is not what you’d be looking for at the NCAA Final Four basketball tournament. But in 2010, West Virginia’s Coach Bob Huggins displayed an unforgettable act of kindness towards one of his injured players.

What are some small ways you could show compassion or kindness to others today?
“Every moment that you share someone else’s pain, feel what they feel, makes you more human.” - Bill Murray, American actor

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” - Leo Buscaglia, American author

“If you think about what you ought to do for other people, your character will take care of itself.” - Woodrow Wilson, American president 
“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” - James Barrie, Scottish novelist