Kindness Quotes

 

Words, while they can be the sharpest of swords, and the gentlest of touches, cannot fulfill the yearnings of the soul. One cannot say “I love you”, and expect that these words alone will convey undying love for another person. True love requires action, as does kindness, yet what better way to celebrate action than through the beauty of the written word.

Be the reason for the writing of words.

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Day 1

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” … Lao Tzu

Make today a special day for someone you love. Call them, write them a letter, surprise them with an unexpected gift. Give them the goodness in your heart. Make their day extraordinary.

Day 2

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” … Mark Twain

Decide today to recognize that your kindness is not limited to those close to you. Your goodness can, and will, touch everyone you share it with. Give it freely.

Day 3

Don’t wait for people to be kind, show them how.

Wait for no moment. Today is the day.

Day 4

“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” … John Wooden

Kindness asks for nothing in return. Offer your seat to a stranger.

Day 5

“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” … Epictetus

Imagine, if you will, that we live in a world where thoughts and emotions are automatically and immediately transformed into actions. How would you change the world?

Day 6

“He who plants kindness gathers love.” … Saint Basil

Be the tender of a fruitful garden. Look for ways to volunteer your time and skills in your community.

Day 7

“A warm smile is the Universal language of kindness.” … William Arthur Ward

Share your smile with everyone! Begin with the first person you see today. Be contagious!

Day 8

“The good you do today will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.” … Mother Teresa

Nothing more needs to be said.

Day 9

“If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.” … George MacDonald

Every day we are given the opportunity to act as angels do. Why not you?

Day 10

“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” … Aesop

You don’t have to think big to be kind, simply give of your kindness every day. A smile, a comforting word, a confident pat on the back. Simply holding the door open for someone could make their day a nicer one.

Day 11

“It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.” … Moliere

Each day that passes without an act of kindness done, is like a day without sunshine. Light up the world today with your smile!

Day 12

“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” … Hebrews 13:2

We must never choose the recipient of our kindness, rather we must be kind to everyone we meet.

Day 13

“Kindness is the touch of an angel’s hand.” … James L. Gordon

Practicing kindness will allow us to remember who we truly are, Divine beings that share a universal spirit of love. Be angelic.

Day 14

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” … Plato

Every day people struggle. Brighten someone’s day today with a few encouraging words.

Day 15

“Write injury in sand, kindness in marble.” … French Proverb

Let go of any perceived animosity today and begin building a strong foundation with the universe. However we deceive ourselves, we are all in this together.

Day 16

“Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with people the same happiness.” … Kahlil Gibran

Our happiness is precious, and though many teach “me first”, true happiness lies in sharing it with others. Hold open a door for someone today.

Day 17

“Kindness is ever the begetter of kindness.” … Sophocles

Start the ball rolling today. Share your umbrella with someone who doesn’t have one.

Day 18

“By a sweet tongue and kindness, you can drag an elephant with a hair.” … Persian Proverb

Kindness is powerful, yet requires little effort from us. Ease into a day of kindness, listen with all your senses, and give the world today what you alone are able to give.

Day 19

“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strength and resolution.” … Kahlil Gibran

We possess incredible power to effect change in the world, and each act of kindness makes us even stronger. What change will you create today?

Day 20

“When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It’s as though something inside responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel.” … Harold Kushner

Have you felt it?

Day 21

“Verily the kindness that gazes upon itself in a mirror turns to stone, and a good deed that calls itself by tender names becomes the parent to a curse.” … Kahlil Gibran

Kindness asks for nothing. It is how we learn to put other’s needs before ours.

Day 22

“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” … Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Life is a constant search for answers. The simple act of doing something nice for someone answers many questions. Smile, say hello to a complete stranger today, and watch the wisdom of kindness in action.

Day 23

“A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.” … D. Elton Trueblood

Being able to walk away from your kindness, expecting nothing in return for your compassion and generosity, is liberating. Be free.

Day 24

In a world where people find themselves too busy to be concerned, be someone who is too concerned to be idle.

There are many reasons to act. Start today by giving a homeless person your doggie bag, put your shopping cart back in it’s place, let a fellow driver merge into your lane. Kindness begins with simple acts.

Day 25

“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

Say please and thank you today, and really mean it!

Day 26

“Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.” … Chinese Proverb

Go out today and fix everything you have the power to fix. Cursing the difficulties of life only creates more difficulty.

Day 27

“A part of kindness consists of loving people more than they deserve.” … Joseph Joubert

If we don’t allow judgement to dictate how we think and act, everyone deserves our kindness.

Day 28

“Kindness is not without its rocks ahead. People are apt to put it down to an easy temper and seldom recognize it as the secret striving of a generous nature; whilst, on the other hand, the ill-natured get credit for all the evil they refrain from.” … Honore De Balzac

Little in life is more certain than the unfairness with which it seems to deal the cards. Be kind every day, seek nothing in return, embrace the energy of goodness, share it with the world, and fairness, or the lack thereof, will never be an issue.

Day 29

“A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.” … Washington Irving

Send someone flowers today for no particular reason other than sharing the goodness in your heart. Make their day blossom with smiles.

Day 30

“The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands.” … Robert M. Pirsig

Many say “look out for #1”. Forget your own needs and desires today, and become someone who can change the world. It’s incredibly simple, it’s all about kindness, and it’s in your own heart and head and hands.

Day 31

“By the accident of fortune a man may rule the world for a time, but by virtue of love and kindness he may rule the world forever.” … Lao Tse

The universe, not man, determines what will last and what will disappear forever.

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Day 32

“My true religion is kindness.” … Tenzin Gyatso

No matter what your beliefs are, let every day begin with kindness.

Day 33

“Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it.” … Unknown

Sometimes a person needs to simply walk away.

Day 34

“A kind word is like a spring day.” … Russian Proverb

Brighten someone’s day today with encouraging words. It may be the only sunshine they see all day.

Day 35

“Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.” … George Sand

Change the world with your goodness. Cherish, be generous, smile, and share.

Day 36

“So many gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind, while just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs.” … Ella Wheeler Wilcox

There is much in the world that creates differences of opinion. Build on those differences rather than pursuing the demise of those that don’t agree with you. We are all in this together.

Day 37

“Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.” … Arthur Helps

Actions speak louder than words. Use the inspiration that stirs your soul, and change the world!

Day 38

“Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than love… Kindness is good will. Kindness says, “I want you to be happy”. … Randolph Ray

Every day can be a struggle, given the demands and complexities of an unforgiving world. Forget all that today, and make someone smile. You’ll be glad you did!

Day 39

“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.” … Proverb

Share your kindness today and watch it spread. Every day offers another opportunity to change the world. Share your smile with everyone you meet today!

Day 40

“As perfume is to the flower, so is kindness to speech.” … Katherine Francke

Our words are very powerful tools of good will. Speak only words of encouragement, and take full responsibility for their effect on others.

Day 41

“Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.” … Mother Teresa

Nothing more needs to be said.

Day 42

“One kind word can warm three winter months.” … Japanese Proverb

A little kindness goes a long way. We are remiss if we do not act every day upon our ability to create kindness. Why wait?

Day 43

“No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. A good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.” … Amelia Earhart

It only takes one person to start the ball rolling. Why not you?

Day 44

“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” … Mother Teresa

Too often we view life as little more than a means to an end. Kindness provides us with an opportunity to share unending goodness with the Universe. We can make a difference, and when our acts of kindness require nothing in return, they spread far beyond anything we can imagine.

Day 45

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” … Anne Frank

On the contrary, a long life of selfless giving will enrich the spirit many times over. Give freely, and give often.

Day 46

“The ideas that have lighted my way have been kindness, beauty and truth.” … Albert Einstein

It is enlightening to share your kindness, appreciate Universal beauty, and always honor truth. Today is a good day.

Day 47

“A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses.” … Chinese Proverb

Does anyone not smile when they receive roses? Kindness is like the prettiest, most fragrant, most enduringly meaningful rose that you could possibly give to someone. And like the rose, kind thoughts cling eagerly to the heart of the giver, with each act of kindness.

Day 48

“A laugh, to be joyous, must flow from a joyous heart, for without kindness, there can be no true joy.” … Thomas Carlyle

Fill your heart with kindness, and find true joy in life.

Day 49

“Give every person back to themselves. It is when you cause them to know who they really are, namely, that they are important to you, that they are part of you, and that they are part of God, you treat them as if they were Godly, as if they were Divine.” … Neale Donald Walsch

Don’t listen without hearing. Share your kindness with everyone by listening intently to their emotions.

Day 50

“Life is short, and we never have enough time for gladdening the hearts of those who travel the way with us. Be swift to love! Make haste to be kind.” … Henri Amiel

The days pass quickly. Make the most of each one by starting early and finishing late. There are countless souls that could benefit from our kindness.

Day 51

“Goodness is uneventful. It does not flash, it glows.” … David Grayson

Like the gentle humming of a busy bee, kindness never stops. It is not about headlines or notoriety. It is about action and good will toward others. Be anonymous. Be creative. Be thankful.

Day 52

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” … Mother Teresa

These words by Mother Teresa are like the ripples in the waters. How many stones will you cast? How far will your words and actions spread? Cast away!

Day 53

“To make one good action succeed another, is the perfection of goodness.” … Ali Ibn-Abi-Talib

Don”t settle for imperfection. Wake everyday with thoughts of good intentions and someday you will have collected years of good deeds and prosperity for others.

Day 54

“Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one!” … Marcus Aurelius

Age old wisdom that should stir our hearts to action. Start today. Write a letter. Pick up the phone. Smile.

Day 55

“Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.” … Frank A. Clark

Anonymity is good. Kindness has no need for recognition. It very simply is genuine concern for others.

Day 56

“Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.” … Sir Arthur Helps

One of the beauties of kindness is that its value never disappears. With so many opportunities to add value to our lives, we should be smiling all day, every day. Why not today?

Day 57

“I have wept in the night for the shortness of sight that to somebody’s need made me blind. But I never have yet felt a tinge of regret for being a little too kind.” … An Unknown Gentle Soul

Spread kindness today. It will comfort your soul.

Day 58

“The kinder and more thoughtful a person is, the more kindness he can find in other people.” …  Tolstoy

Open your heart and embrace kindness, and you’ll receive the gift of sight. The gift of seeing the beauty all around you.

Day 59

“The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid, and for deeds left undone.” … Harriet Beecher Stowe

Don’t let another day pass without speaking a kind word, or doing a good deed.

Day 60

“Friends… they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams.” … Henry David Thoreau

Kindness is like a best friend. Cherish the moments.

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Day 61

“Life has nothing to do with you. It has everything to do with people you touch.” … Neale Donald Walsch

Understanding these words makes it very easy to be kind.

Day 62

“Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared.” … Henri Nouwen

Peace comes from sharing. Share your goodness today.

Day 63

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” … Robert Louis Stevenson

Detach from outcome. Do something everyday to spread kindness.

Day 64

“A fellow who does things that count, doesn’t stop to count them.” … Albert Einstein

Be anonymous.

Day 65

“Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. The third is to be kind.” … Henry James

It is important to be kind.

Day 66

“If those who owe us nothing gave us nothing, how poor we would be.” … Antonio Porchia

Give freely. Give when it’s unexpected, give when it hurts to do so, give when you think you have nothing left to give. The world is your canvas. Create your masterpiece today.

Day 67

“It is good for us to think no grace or blessing truly ours until we’re aware that God has blessed someone else with it through us.” … Phillips Brooks

Our kindness is greatest when it comes not from us, but rather flows through us.

Day 68

“If you have not often felt the joy of doing a kind act, you have neglected much, and most of all yourself.” … A. Neilen

The Universe works in mysterious, yet simple ways. Doing things for others is the best way to do something good for ourselves.

Day 69

“Kindness is the inability to remain at ease in the presence of another person who is ill at ease, the inability to remain comfortable in the presence of another who is uncomfortable, the inability to have peace of mind when one’s neighbor is troubled.” … Rabbi Samuel H. Holdenson

Kindness is the inability to think of yourself when another person is in need.

Day 70

“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest thing right and doing it all for love…Remember that nothing is small in the eyes of God. Do all that you do with love.” …Therese of Lisieux

“Remember that nothing is small in the eyes of God.”

Day 71

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” … Martin Luther

Kindness, because it requires nothing in return, can be experienced at any moment in time. It is timeless and unconditional. Sow the goodness in your heart. Somewhere, in a moment of joy, someone will gather a bountiful harvest.

Day 72

“Shall we make a new rule of life today: always be a little kinder than necessary?” … James Barrie

When others say why?, be the person that says why not?

Day 73

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.” … Benjamin Disraeli

What better gift can we give than to help someone be who they truly are?

Day 74

“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” …Ralph Waldo Emerson

Treat others the way you yourself wish to be treated.

Day 75

“Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.” … Emmanuel Swedenborg

There is unconditional love within each and every one of us. Find your peace, find your goodness, find your kindness. Share your spirit from within, unaffected by outside circumstances.

Day 76

“The greatest pleasure I have known is to do a good action by stealth and to have it found out by accident.” … Charles Lamb

Genuine kindness requires no recognition.

Day 77

“Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.” … Albert Schweitzer

If everyone in the world today were to follow you where would you take them?

Day 78

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” … Maya Angelou

Imagine, if you will, that our thoughts and emotions are automatically and immediately transformed into actions. How would you make others feel?

Day 79

“Do not be content with showing friendship in words alone, let your heart burn with loving kindness for all who may cross your path.” … Abdul Baha

We don’t decide who is deserving and who isn’t. Kindness is not what you give, or who you give it to, it is who you are.

Day 80

Kindness is the golden key that unlocks the hearts of others.” … Henry Drummond

There is not one among us who does not have in his possession this golden key.

Day 81

“Neither genius, fame, nor love show the greatness of the soul. Only kindness can do that.” … Jean Baptiste Henri Lacordaire

Kindness is the greatest gift we can give to the world. Everything else follows.

Day 82

“There is no effect more disproportionate to its cause than the happiness bestowed by a small compliment.” … Robert Brault

You don’t have to eradicate world hunger. Just one small act of kindness can have far reaching effects. Why not today?

Day 83

“If anyone is in need, just lend a hand and help them out.” … anonymous 6th grader

Is there anything simpler than kindness?

Day 84

“The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than rule.” … Albert Einstein

Society places great emphasis on power. The power and strength of kindness is within us all, and we all would do well to use it more often.

Day 85

“Open your heart – open it wide, someone is standing outside.” … Mary Engelbreit

At any moment of our lives, someone, somewhere, is in need of kindness. They may be closer than you think.

Day 86

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. ” … Dalai Lama 

Simple kindness is the way of masters.

Day 87

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.” … Kahlil Gibran

Over and over the same intention is made clear. Kindness does have to be big in order to be fruitful.

Day 88

“There is no better exercise for your heart than reaching down and helping to lift someone up.” … Bernard Meltzer

We are meant to serve others. We feel good when we serve others. We are at our best when we are kind to others.

Day 89

“A mother is she who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can take.” … Cardinal Gaspard Mermillod

In memory of my mother. Her love for me is forever, and forever beyond words.

Day 90

“Appreciation can make a day – even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” … Margaret Cousins

Say what your heart feels. Make someone’s day.

Day 91

“There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear.” … Frank Tyger

Listen to others without judgement. Allow them to let loose their burdens so that their lives might be a little happier. Expect nothing from them in return.

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Day 92

“If everyone howled at every injustice, every act of barbarism, every act of unkindness, then we would be taking the first step towards a real humanity.” … Nelson Demille

Let your life speak.

Day 93

“A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.” … Ken Keyes Jr.

It all begins within each and every one of us.

Day 94

“To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving.” … Max Beerbohm

When giving becomes an integral part of who you are it is effortless, and finds joy in not asking for anything in return.

Day 95

“Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life.” … Isaac Bashevis Singer

We believe so many other things to be all important in life, money, fame, power. When all is said and done, our ability to touch other peoples lives with kind words and deeds will be what defines who we are.

Day 96

“The greatness of a man can nearly always be measured by his willingness to be kind.” … George W. Young

Be kind, be great.

Day 97

“It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime. We should all smile more often.” … Steve Maraboli

Kindness is easy. We all should practice it more often.

Day 98

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” … Desmond Tutu

You don’t have to eradicate world hunger. Simply do something good everyday.

Day 99

“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.” … Paramahansa Yogananda

Kindness comes not from us but through us. Find the source and let it flow.

Day 100

“The Lord does not require us to wear a cassock – He wants us to be good and kind.” … Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

Image means nothing.

Day 101

“Sometimes those who give the most are the ones with the least to spare.” … Mike McIntyre

Give even when it seems to hurt to do so.

Day 102

“The words of the tongue should have three gatekeepers: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?” … Arabian Proverb

Day 103

“Nothing can make our life, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness.” … Leo Tolstoy

Be beautiful. Every day.

Day 104

“Just for today, I will let go of anger. Just for today, I will let go of worry. Today, I will count my many blessings. Today, I will do my work honestly. Today, I will be kind to every living creature.” … Mikao Usui

Be thankful. Be honest. Be giving. Every day.

Day 105

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible”. … Dalai Lama

Day 106

“Kindness is like snow – it beautifies everything it covers.” … French Proverb

Kindness is beauty. Cover the world with yours.

Day 107

To be kind to someone is to treat him as God intended him to be treated.

Day 108

“If someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your own, because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give.” … Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch

Do not judge, do not question, do not wonder. Simply share your smile, always.

Day 109

“That’s what I consider true generosity. You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.” … Simone De Beauvoir

Giving is good for you no matter how you look at it.

Day 110

“Good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help someone up” … Unknown

The goodness we share with others, is soothing to our soul.

Day 111

Nothing in nature lives for itself.

Rivers don’t drink their own water. Trees that crowd the riverbank don’t eat their own fruit. The sun that gives life to the trees doesn’t bask in its own warmth. Flowers that huddle beneath the shade of the trees aren’t fragrant for their themselves.

Everything in nature exists for the benefit of others. A simple rule to live by.

Day 112

“A boy doesn’t have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn’t like pie when he sees there isn’t enough to go around.” … Edward W. Howe

There are countless things we can do every day to spread kindness. They often seem insignificant, but when put others first, the universe is working.

Day 113

“If everyone gives one thread the poor man will have a shirt.” … Unknown

Share your kindness. Others will follow your example. Never stop.

Day 114

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” … Charles Dickens

Carry the load for someone today, and feel the weight be lifted from your own.

Day 115

“I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is all joy.” … Kahlil Gibran

My words pale in comparison to those of Gibran. I will simply repeat, “I served and I saw that all service is joy”.

Day 116

“The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.” … Pierre Corneille

When our kindness truly seeks nothing in return it is often greater than the gifts we give. Change someone’s days for the better by sharing your worth today. Be the beauty that we all have within us.

Day 117

“While we do our good works let us not forget that the real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.” … Chinua Achebe

Whether or not we believe it, we are all in this together.

Day 118

“In separateness lies the world’s great misery.” … Buddha

When will we ‘get it’?

Day 119

“The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say, What are you going through?” … Simone Weil

As has been said before, we are all in this together.

Day 120

“To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground.” … Stephen Covey

When we do good for others we are truly who we are.

Day 121

“Kindness trumps greed: it asks for sharing. Kindness trumps fear: it calls forth gratefulness and love. Kindness trumps even stupidity, for with sharing and love, one learns.” … Marc Estrin

What better way to learn than to share kindness with others.

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Day 122

“Great people are those who make others feel that they, too, can become great.” … Mark Twain

When we act for the benefit of others, we always end up benefiting ourselves.

Day 123

“Love is the charioteer, kindness is the vehicle which carries her swiftly on her errands of mercy.” … Spence, Exell and Neil

Send someone a thank you note today. Whether they may be, let them know what they’ve meant in your life. Be the charioteer.

Day 124

“Kindness is gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us.” … Henri-Frederic Amiel

Always be ready to lend a helping hand. The opportunities are endless.

Day 125

“It’s so easy to laugh. It’s so easy to hate. It takes strength to be gentle and kind.” … Stephen Morrissey

Actually I believe it’s very easy to be kind and gentle as well. You just do it, knowing that by doing it you are fulfilling the purpose of your life, to help anyone in need of kindness.

Day 126

“I wonder why it is that we are not all kinder to each other than we are. How much the world needs it! How easily it is done!”. … Henry Drummond

We should all wonder why, every day.

Day 127

“Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take nothing you have received…only what you have given.” … Saint Francis

Words that inspire every day of our lives.

Day 128

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” … Maya Angelou

We are responsible for much more than our own well-being.

Day 129

“Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations.” … Paramahansa Yogananda

Kindness is powerful. Use it for good.

Day 130

“Radiate your loving kindness to every living being without discrimination.” … Buddha

When there are no exceptions, we truly embrace what kindness is meant to be.

Day 131

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” … Confucious

Day 132

“From word to deed is a great space” … French Proverb

When that space disappears great things begin to happen.

Day 133

“Never miss a chance to keep your mouth shut.” … Robert Newton Peck

Sometimes kindness comes just the way it should.

Day 134

“We are all strong enough to endure the misfortunes of others.” … La Rochefoucald

 It is when we are strong enough to comfort others in their misfortune that we are truly kind.

Day 135

Sometimes someone says something unexpectedly, and it just fits right into this empty place in your heart.

Day136

“Life is short, but there’s always time for courtesy.”   Ralph Waldo Emerson

Find that time today.

Day 137

“All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own.” … Edwin Markham

Wow. Have a wonderful day!

Day 138

“There is nothing so rewarding as to make people realize that they are worthwhile in this world.” … Bob Anderson

We all have power within to make a difference in the world.

Day 139

“What do we live for if it is not to make life less difficult for each other.” … George Eliot

Our purpose is clear.

Day 140

“One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.” … Simone de Beauvoir

Day 141

“Oh worse than everything, is kindness counterfeiting absent love.” …Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Let your kindness always be true and filled with love.

Day 142

“Everyone is God speaking. Why not be polite and listen to Him? … Hafiz

Sometimes we simply need to remember to listen.

Day 143

“Act with kindness but do not expect gratitude.” … Proverb

Kindness seeks nothing in return.

Day 144

“By good nature and kindness even fierce spirits become docile.” … Latin Proverb

Kindness has great power to make the world a world in harmony.

Day 145

“How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” … Shakespeare

Day 146

“Little kindnesses… will broaden your heart, and slowly you will habituate yourself to helping your fellow man in many ways.”… Zadik

Much gathers more.

Day 147

One benefit of kindness is that it draws people toward you.

Day 148

“Do not be content with showing friendship in words alone, let your heart burn with loving kindness for all who may cross your path.” … Abdul Baha

No exceptions

Day 149

“As we light a path for others, we naturally light our own way.” … Mary Anne Radmacher

It’s amazing what can happen when we put others before us.

Day 150

“A disciple having asked for a definition of charity, the Master said LOVE ONE ANOTHER.” … Confucius

So simple, yet so easily and often forgotten.

Day 151

“Before trying to become Buddha, first be kind to others.” … Unknown

One step at a time, yet always being kind.

Day 152

“We have not yet begun to use kind words in such abundance as they ought to be used.” … Blaise Pascal

Why wait to spread kindness throughout a world in need?

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Day 153

“A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence.” … Dante Alighieri

Day 154

“It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.” … John Andrew Holmes

Everything we do has an impact on someone. Do the right thing.

Day 155

“Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things.” … Thomas Merton

We are not alone.

Day 156

“When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.” …Buddha

Words, whether true and kind, or angry and evil, create change. Change the world with goodness.

Day 157

“Love all. Trust a few. Do wrong to none.” … Shakespeare

Day 158

“Count no day lost in which you waited your turn, took only your share and sought advantage over no one.” … Robert Brault

A day of kindness is a day of great deeds.

Day 159

“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” … Charles Dickens

Don’t be a scrooge!

Day 160

“Kind words are a creative force, a power that concurs in the building up of all that is good, and energy that showers blessings upon the world.” … Lawrence G. Lovasik

When put into action, it is unstoppable.

Day 161

“If someone does not smile at you, be generous and offer your own.” … Unknown

Be who you are, not someone else.

Day 162

“What is more the benefit? To love a person that is already loved by everyone, or to love a person that is rejected by everyone? … Jesus

Use the time it would take to answer this question to love everyone. Soon enough the question will no longer be asked.

Day 163

“Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” … H. Jackson Browne Jr.

This is good.

Day 164

“Poetry spills from the cracks of a broken heart, but flows from one which is loved.” … Christopher Paul Rubero

Whether broken or loved, there is poetry in us all.

Day 165

“Our regrets are the least for those past errors that were made on the side of kindness.” … Lewis F. Korns

Leave regrets behind. Be kind to everyone you meet.

Day 166

“The milk of human kindness should be brought fresh to the table every morning.” … Austin O’Malley

Start your day with a kind heart.

Day 167

“Kindness is the touch of Heaven, a reminder of the covenant of the unseen.” … Mark Anthony

How often we forget the we are truly blessed.

Day 168

“Kindness is more binding than a loan.” Chinese Proverb

Kindness perseveres.

Day 169

“Kindness can reach the deepest call of the heart and soul, and lead to a different kind of world and self.” … Jean Maalouf

Change your world, and the world will benefit from your goodness.

Day 170

“If you want to live in a world of peace, encourage kindness, both in yourself and in those around you.” … Ayamanatara

Today.

Day 171

“Unfading are the gardens of kindness.” … Greek Proverb

 Sow your seeds with love.

Day 172

“You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.” … Unknown

Give to receive.

Day 173

“Do the best that you can, in the place that you are, and be kind.” … Scott Nearing

In every moment be kind.

Day 174

“He who fears to weep, should learn to be kind to those who weep.” … Abu Bakr

We have opportunities to learn every day.

Day 175

“If you stop to be kind, you must swerve often from your path.” … Mary Webb

Make yours a path of kindness, and you will find no need to stop.

Day 176

“One can’t be kind to one person and cruel to another.” … Morarji Desai

Our purpose is not to judge.

Day 177

“There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.” … Aeschylus

Perhaps there is a kind act that will honor the truth.

Day 178

“Talking isn’t doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.” … Shakespeare

Day 179

“The unfortunate need people who will be kind to them; the prosperous need people to be kind to.” … Aristotle

Kindness should be a way of life not a necessary act.

Day 180

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.” … Plutarch

How often we forget who we really are.

Day 181

“If you expect the blessings of God, be kind to his people.” … Abu Bakr

Be blessed.

Day 182

“Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.” …William Arthur Ward

Do more everyday.

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Day 183

“It is not genius, nor glory, nor love that reflects the greatness of the human soul; it is kindness.” … Henri-Dominique Lacordaire

Many have said this. Find it for yourself.

Day 184

“We are the leaves of one branch, the drops of one sea, the flowers of one garden.” … Jean Baptiste Henry Lacordaire

We are one.

Day 185

“Every act of kindness creates a ripple with no logical end.” … Scott Adams

Toss your pebbles into the sea.

Day 186

“There is only one way of not hating those who do us wrong, and that is by doing them good.” … Henri Amiel

Love everyone without judgment.

Day 187

“There is no joy involved in following others’ expectations of yourself.” … Miriam Toews

God did not create you in the image of someone else.

Day 188

“I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.” … Pablo Casals

How lucky we are for the opportunity.

Day 189

“Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.” … Bradley Miller

Simple truth.

Day 190

“To love someone means to see him as God intended him.” …Fyodor Dostoevsky

What better way to open your heart?

Day 191

“Great love and great achievements involve great risk.” … Dalai Lama

Every day brings new opportunities.

Day 192

God made Truth with many doors to welcome every believer who knocks.” … Kahlil Gibran

No one is turned away.

Day 193

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” … Helen Keller

There are no words.

Day 194

“Only love can penetrate all your karmas and resistances and set your heart on fire with the awareness of it’s true nature.” … Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

Universal love is stirring within us.

Day 195

“The important thing is not to think much, but to love much; and so, do that which best stirs you to love.” … Saint Teresa of Avila

Find what moves you to kindness.

Day 196

“The greatest thing you can ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” … Eben Ahbez

A great truth.

Day 197

“Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.” … Francis Bacon

Goodness creates kindness.

Day 198

“Love is the first ingredient in the relief of suffering.” … Padre Pio

Who will be the first to respond? Why not you?

Day 199

“Those who love deeply never grow old, they may die of old age, but they die young.” … A. W. Pinero

57 going on 17.

Day 200

“Kindness, the poetry of the heart.” … Aime Martin

Kindness, of each of us a part.

Day 201

“The daisy, by the shadow that it casts, protects the lingering dewdrop from the sun.” … William Wordsworth

And the dewdrop, in turn, nourishes the daisy.

Day 202

“Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth.” … Naomi Shihab Nye

Be where you are, and make where you are profound.

Day 203

“Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.” … Charles H. Spurgeon

Be remembered for your kindness.

Day 204

“Giving is so often thought of in the terms of the things we give, but our greatest giving is of our time, and kindness, and even comfort for those who need it. We look on these gifts as unimportant – until we need them.” … Joyce Sequichie Hifler

The smallest effort could be life changing to another.

Day 205

 “The flower of kindness will grow. Maybe not now, but it will someday. And in that kindness will flow, for kindness grows in this way.” … Roberta Alan

Act upon what you know, and be kind to someone today.

Day 206

“Life is as rich as you are kind.” … Unknown

It is ours to create.

Day 207

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” … Dr. Seuss

It starts within.

Day 208

“Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways, it can change someone else’s life forever.” … Margaret Cho

The important thing is to act.

Day 209

“My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those that are sad.” … Olive Schreiner

Goodness will always prevail.

Day 210

 “We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.” … Ben Sweetland

We seek our own enlightenment, but it begins with seeking that of another.

Day 211

“Loving kindness is greater than laws; and the charities of life are more than all ceremonies.” … The Talmud

When we embrace our Universal selves we are indeed powerful.

Day 212

“Be gentle to all, and stern with yourself.” … St. Teresa of Avila

Again, it all begins within.

Day 213

“A spark of kindness starts a fire of love.” … Unknown

Stir someone’s soul.

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Day 214

“Kindness intended for tomorrow is a missed opportunity today.”

Why wait?

Day 215

“One should be cautious with strangers, but caution should not take the place of kindness.” … Daniella Kessler

True kindness makes no judgement.

Day 216

“Life is made up not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindnesses and small obligations, given habitually, are what win and preserve the heart, and secure comfort.” … Sir Humphry Davy

Every day brings us opportunities.

Day 217

“Their cause I plead – plead it in heart and mind; a fellow-feeling makes one wondrous kind.” … David Garrick

With compassion leave no one behind.

Day 218

“True gentleness is founded on a sense of what we owe to Him who made us, and to the common nature we all share.” … Hugh Blair

Each of us an Image, all of us One.

Day 219

“To give pleasure to a single heart by a single kind act is better than a thousand head-bowings in prayer.” … Saadi

There are countless aching hearts.

Day 220

“Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will.” …William Cowper

Divine Education.

Day 221

“Simple kindness to one’s self and all that lives is the most powerful transformational force of all.” … David R. Hawkins

A Universal snowball.

Day 222

“Warm weather fosters growth, cold weather destroys it. Thus a man with an unsympathetic temperament has scant joy; but a man with a warm and friendly heart has overflowing blessings, and his beneficence will extend to posterity.” … Hung Tzu-Cheng

Be tropical.

Day 223

“When an individual fear or apathy passes by the unfortunate, life is of no account.” … Haniel Long

Eliminate regret by not passing by anyone in need.

Day 224

“Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness.” …Rollo May

A state we all should live in.

Day 225

“Always be mindful of the kindness and not the faults of others.” … Buddha

Always be mindful. Period.

Day 226

“The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.” … Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greater gift is eternal portions.

Day 227

“Men are only as great as they are kind.” … Elbert Hubbard

Strive for greatness.

Day 228

“Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit. We cannot flower and grow without it.” …Jess Lair

Be like the Daisy.

Day 229

“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.” … Thich Nhat Hanh

Smile. You are beautiful.

Day 230

“We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs; he who lives most, who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.” … Aristotle

Our world can be deceptive. What is real, and what is not?

Day 231

“Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and and whispers, ‘grow, grow.'” … The Talmud

Listen to the whispers.

Day 232

“Twas a thief said the last kind word to Christ. Christ took the kindness and forgave the theft.” … Robert Browning

Forgive.

Day 233

“Let your brilliance be expressed through kindness.” … Bryant McGill

We are all far more brilliant than we realize.

Day 234

“If the only prayer you ever say is thank you, it will be enough.” Meister Eckhart

Thank You.

Day 235

“To receive everything, one must open one’s hands and give.” … Taisen Deshimaru

Simple truth.

Day 236

“Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary use words.” … St. Francis of Assisi

Dance.

Day 237

“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.” … St. Augustine

Thank You.

Day 238

“Teach us to give and not to count the cost.” … St. Ignatius

Give freely.

Day 239

“Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness.” … Mencius

Give freely for a lifetime.

Day 240

“A man, after he he has brushed off the dust and chips of his life, will have left only the hard, clean question. Was it good or was it evil? Have I done well, or ill?” … John Steinbeck

Give freely a lifetime of goodness.

Day 241

“Thanks to their kindness in refusing me lodging, I found myself beneath the blossoms on the night of this misty moon.” … Rengetsu

Be grateful for every opportunity.

Day 242

“A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.” … Buddha

Each of us is able.

Day 243

“The dew of compassion is a tear.” …Lord Byron

Shed a tear for someone in need. It will bring a smile to your face.

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Day 244

“Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, “You owe me’. Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky.” … Hafiz

Love unconditionally.

Day 245

“The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.” … Deepak Chopra

Funny how that works. Open up, because you have much love to share.

Day 246

“One of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone is the gift of your attention.” … Jim Rohn

Listen well, and others will benefit from your generosity.

Day 247

“Whenever you give, do it with the intention of pleasing God; without any hope for fame, respect or reward from others.” … Kwaja Shamsuddin Azeemi

Unconditional is a recurring theme of kindness and love.

Day 248

“The goodness you see in me is merely your reflection.” … Lynn De Vera

Be a mirror.

Day 249

“The point is not to pay back kindness, but to pass it on.” … Julia Alvarez

Kindness in motion is a powerful force.

Day 250

“Random acts of kindness are not random. They are actions of people holding themselves to a higher standard.” … Unknown

Aim for the stars!

Day 251

“He who sees a need and waits to be asked for help is as unkind as if he had refused it.” … Dante Alighieri

Lead the way. Look for opportunities to be kind.

Day 252

“There is nothing truly more artistic than to love people.” … Van Gogh

We create much beauty when we love. We are all artists.

Day 253

“A candle loses nothing of its light when lighting another.” … Kahlil Gibran

The light becomes brighter.

Day 254

“The best way to cheer yourself is to cheer somebody else up” … Mark Twain

Give to receive.

Day 255

“Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” … Jesus

Do much with little.

Day 256

“Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.” … Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tend to the garden of loved ones.

Day 257

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” … Shakespeare

Be light. Be bright. Be energetic.

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Day 258

“In life you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say hello.” … Joann C. Jones

Every person is a gift.

Day 259

“Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.” … Samuel Johnson

We are never without the capacity to be kind.

Day 260

“If those who owe us nothing gave us nothing, how poor we would be.” … Antonio Porchia

Learn how to receive, as well as how to give.

Day 261

“Kind hearts are the gardens,
kind thoughts are the roots,
kind words are the blossoms,
kind deeds are the fruits.” … 19th Century Rhyme

Green thumbs all around us.

Day 262

“Kindness is not doing something for someone because they can’t, but because you can.” … Andrew Iskander

Choose to do what you can.

Day 263

“If thou are a master, be sometimes blind; if a servant, sometimes deaf.” … Thomas Fuller

Many answers lie within.

Day 264

“Life is short, but there is always time for courtesy.” … Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is always time for kindness.

Day 265

“Leave nothing behind but goodness.” … Unknown

How will you be remembered?

Day 266

“When your suffering is a little greater than my suffering, I feel that I am a little cruel.” … Antonio Porchia

Ease another’s pain.

Day 267

“Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” … Martin Luther King Jr.

Words of wisdom.

Day 268

“Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.” … Ralph Sockman

Find your strength and share it with the world.

Day 269 

“Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.” … Buddha

It will make the world a more beautiful place.

Day 270

“It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.” … Pablo Casals

Be courageous.

Day 271

“Goodness is uneventful. It does not flash, it glows.” … David Grayson

Goodness gently moves forward with each act of kindness.

Day 272

“Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig.” … Marcus Aurelius

Waiting, waiting… for you.

Day 273

“Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared.” … Henri Nouwen

How confused we can be.

Day 274

“Sometimes just a smile on your face can help to make the world a better place.” … Robert Alan Silverstein

Smile. Often!

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Day 275

“Words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.” … Sarah Fielding

Speak for the benefit of others

Day 276

“Good words bring good feelings to the heart. Speak with kindness always.” … Rod Williams

Goodness is a way of life.

Day 277

“Do a deed of simple kindness; though its end you may not see, it may reach, like widening ripples, down a long eternity.” … Joseph Norris

Act without expectations.

Day 278

“What I call the depth of generosity is when people are very fond of giving away what they need most themselves.” … Oscar Wilde

Give to receive.

Day 279

“The smile is the beginning of love.” … Mother Teresa

Begin everyday.

Day 290

“There is no one so ugly he does not have beauty within him.” … Sister Antonia

See through the eyes of God.

Day 291

“Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.” … Sally Koch

Seize every opportunity, big or small.

Day 292

“Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.” … Rabbi Tarfon

Share your kindness, now.

Day 293

“If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them.” … Francis Bacon

We are One.

Day 294

“Kindness is no virtue, but a common duty.” … Frederick Greenwood

There are many that benefit from our kindness.

Day 295

“No matter how little you have, you can always give some of it away.” … Catherine Marshall

Giving is good for the soul.

Day 296

“Purity of the heart is the gateway to God. Be good; do good. Be kind; be compassionate. Inquire, know Thyself.” … Swami Sivananda

Knowing yourself to be kind you cannot help but share.

Day 297

“None of us has gotten where we are solely by pulling ourselves up from our own bootstraps. We got here because somebody bent down and helped us up.” … Thurgood Marshall

We are never alone.

Day 298

“I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.” … Abraham Lincoln

Beauty from desire.

Day 299

“Kindness can turn a bad man’s heart, and fools convert to wise, make poison into nectar juice, and friends of enemies.” … Bhartrhari

Kindness is always good.

Day 300

“Kindness, as we will see, has many facets. But its essence is as simple as can be. We will find that kindness is a way of making less effort. It is the most economic attitude there is, because it saves us much energy that we might otherwise waste in suspicion, worry, resentment, manipulation, or unnecessary defense. It is an attitude that, by eliminating the inessential, brings us back to the simplicity of being.” … Piero Ferrucci

Stay in the moment.

Day 301

“Kindness is the power that moves us to support and heal someone who offers nothing in return.” … Lewis B Smedes

No expectations.

Day 302

“Kindness is the music of Good Will toward men, and on this harp the smallest fingers may play Heaven’s sweetest tunes on earth.” … Elihu Burritt

Anyone can be mighty.

Day 303

“Let us not fail to scatter along our pathway the seeds of kindness and sympathy. Some of them will doubtless perish; but if one only lives, it will perfume our steps and rejoice our eyes.” … Madame Swetchine

Be a sower of goodness.

Day 304

“You suppose you are the trouble, but you are the cure. You suppose that you are the lock on the door, but you are the key that opens it. It is too bad that you want to be someone else. You don’t see your own face, your own beauty. Yet, no face is more beautiful than yours.” … Rumi

It is that simple.

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Day 305

“You feel great when what you say or do is helpful to other people.” … Dr. T. P. Chia

And so do they.

Day 306

“Today will never come again. Be a blessing. Be a friend. Be encouraging. Take time to care. Let your words heal and not wound.” … Unknown

Waste no moment.

Day 307

“We’re merely one tree with various types, shapes and sizes of leaves that all wave differently in the breeze.” … Rasheed Ogunlaru

Every one of us touched by an Angel.

Day 308

“Grace is the permanent climate of Divine kindness; the perennial infusion of springtime into the bleakness of winter.” … John O’Donohue

Be graceful.

Day 309

“There isn’t a person alive without a need. Figure out how you’re going to help.” … Richelle E. Goodrich

It’s not as hard as it seems.

Day 310

“Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth.” … Gautama Buddha

Be good and good things will happen.

Day 311

“Sometimes you have to put yourself in other people’s shoes to really understand the hardships of their souls.” … Kellie Elmore

A necessity.

Day 312

“Kindness has the goal of making the soul smile.” … Lionel Suggs

Everyday.

Day 313

“In music, in the sea, in a flower, in a leaf, in an act of kindness… I see what people call God in all these things.” … Pablo Casals  

Divine beauty is everywhere.

Day 314

“Kindness is goodness hidden in the heart, more often than declared in speech.” … William Kean Seymour

Speak with your actions.

Day 315

“Kindness is in a prison until it finds release in words or deeds.” … William Kean Seymour 

You hold the key.

Day 316

“Give happiness, patience, kindness, and care, and the pain goes away. Then only love remains.” … Tsem Tulku Rinpoche 

In love is the birth of everything good.

Day 317

“It is not the number of prayers that will give you happiness, but the number you answer for another person.” … Shannon L. Alder

God give me the wisdom to share.

Day 318

“Gratitude bestows reverence…..changing forever how we experience life and the world.” … John Milton

If you are thankful, how can anything be bad?

Day 319

“Close your eyes, forget everything that hurts you and dream love, kindness and compassion.” … M. F. Moonzajer

No peeking.

Day 320

 “Love is the ultimate creator.” … Molly Friedenfeld

Simple truth.

Day 321

“True compassion does not sit on the laps of renovation; it dives with an approach to reconstruction. Don’t throw a coin at a beggar. Rather, destroy his source of poverty.” … Isrealmore Ayivor

Create opportunity for others.

Day 322

“For a man, no more beautiful wish was ever found than wishing him a life full of kindness!.” … Mehmet Murat Ildan

Only one wish necessary.

Day 323

“Always show kindness and love to others. Your words might be filling the empty places in someone’s heart.” … Mandy Hale

One never knows. Live a life of goodness.

Day 324  

 “Love “as is” – not as we think people “should be.” … Lissa Coffey

We simply do, we do not decide.

Day 325

“We hunger after the sweet nectar of happiness without understanding that it is harvested from the flowering field of good deeds.” … Richelle E. Goodrich

Serve others and be free.

Day 326

“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” … Bob Kerrey

Be an agent of change.

Day 327

“Those who make compassion an essential part of their lives find the joy of life. Kindness deepens the spirit and produces rewards that cannot be completely explained in words. It is an experience more powerful than words. To become acquainted with kindness one must be prepared to learn new things and feel new feelings. Kindness is more than a philosophy of the mind. It is a philosophy of the spirit.” … Robert J. Furey

Are you ready?

Day 328

“May my thoughts of kindness stretch over like a warm blanket to envelop your being and caress your soul.” … Truth Devour

Now that is Love.

Day 329

“True kindness is an anchor that drops deep into the heart and you feel it while it’s dropping. Meanwhile, untrue kindness is merely a condition of the face.” … C JoyBell C

Let your spirit smile.

Day 330

“It’s the easiest thing in the world to be kind to someone, to show love, to forgive. You are born with this instinct – it should be your first reaction. NOT violence, anger and hatred! That is something we are taught, it’s a Choice You Make.” … Michelle Horst

Make the choice. Today.

Day 331

“Kindness and caring are ambrosia for the soul.” … Amy Leigh Mercree

Always good.

Day 332

“Gratitude is the heart’s first language.”… Joey Garcia

May it be the language that stirs the spirit.

Day 333

“Love is an expression of feelings from the heart. If the world is starved for love, then there is need to cultivate and develop feelings in the hearts of people.” … Anuj Somany

Feed the world with kindness.

Day 334

 “We all can change the world one act of true love at a time” … Isa Zapata

It is not a myth.

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Day 335

An old Cherokee told his grandson:
‘My son, there’s a battle between two wolves inside us all.
One is Evil. It’s anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego.

The other is Good. It’s joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness & truth.’

The boy thought about it, and asked:
‘Grandfather, which wolf wins?’

The old man quietly replied:
‘The one you feed.'” … Native American

Which do you feed?

Day 336

“Today will never come again. Be a blessing. Be a friend. Encourage someone. Take time to care. Let your words heal and not wound.” … Unknown

Make everyday be like Christmas.

Day 337

“Kindness reveals concern and respect for others.” … Dr. T. P. Chia

Kindness reveals our higher being.

Day 338

“Kindness should become the natural way of life, not the exception.” … Buddha

It starts with a smile.

Day 339

“Be thoughtful of others and you will not be shy, for they are incompatible addictions.” … Robert Brault

Give your gift to the world.

Day 340

“Don’t cast a shadow on anyone unless you’re providing shade.” … Terri Guillemets

Be a positive force.

Day 341

If you wish to be remembered, leave nothing behind but goodness.

Goodness writes many stories.

Day 342

“If after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.” … H. L. Mencken

Make someone smile.

Day 343

“Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why, when I am in special need of help, the good deed is usually done by somebody on whom I have no claim.” … William Feather

We are more connected than we believe.

Day 344

“If you step on people in this life, you’re going to come back as a cockroach.” … Willie Davis

Tread softly.

Day 345

“We’re merely one tree with various types, shapes and sizes of leaves that all wave differently in the breeze.” … Rasheed Ogunlaru

There is no anger in the breeze, no displeasure in the leaves.

Day 346

“Think how much better this world would be if people would just smile at each other more often.” … Tom Giaquinto

Wow!

Day 347

“A life of kindness is the primary meaning of Divine worship.” … Emanuel Swedenborg

Day 348

“There is a God and He is good, and His love, while free, has a self-imposed cost: We must be good to one another.” … George H.W. Bush

Day 349

“Kindness can turn the bad man’s heart” … Bhartrhari

Day 350

“Kindness is like snow, it beautifies everything it covers.” … Croft M. Pentz

Day 351

“Kindness is no virtue, but a common duty.” … Frederick Greenwood

Day 352

“A word of kindness is better than a fat pie.” … Russian Proverb

Day 353

“Kindness is the power that moves us to support and heal someone who offers nothing in return.” … Lewis B. Smedes

Day 354

“Kindness is not something you need to struggle to formulate. You need only let down what defenses might be in place and see what wells up from inside you.” …Will Glennon

Day 355

“Kindness is the music of Good Will to men, and on this harp the smallest fingers may play Heaven’s sweetest tunes on earth.” … Elihu Burritt

Day 356

“There are many different ways we can show kindness to others. The simplest of things may make the difference.” … Catherine Pulsifer

Day 357

“How might your relationships with others change if you responded with kindness?”” … Corey Gladwell

Day 358

“Focus on being a kind person every day for a month, make sure that nothing comes out of your mouth that is not kind, focus on having kind thoughts and watch how much your life changes.” … Steve Williams

Day 359

“How would your week have been different if you did everything with love and kindness?” … Tina Nies

Day 360

“Being kind means you are being strong. Others are equally as deserving of happiness.” … Kelly Stone

Day 361

“Kindness is an example of how our bonds with those around us represent our encounter with god.” … Estella Eliot

Day 362

“Kindness is the twin sister of joy – we cannot have one without the other.” … Heather Shore

Day 363

“All the kindness a person puts out into the world works on the hearts and thoughts of mankind.” … Thomas E. Pierce

Day 364

“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” … Colossians 3:12

Day 365

“It is the very nature of God to be filled with kindness and truth.” … Bill Vincent

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