Monday, March 23, 2009

Kindness makes ripples


As I continue to take nominations for my "Kindness moves Mountains" contest, I thought I'd say what kindness is to me and how I have experienced it and witnessed it through my life.


Kindness makes ripples across the world.
Just as one little ounce of anger can turn into a whole pool of destruction,

one ounce of kindness can turn into an ocean of joy, peace and happiness.


Kindness is in the every day things.


It is listening and hugging. It is cuddling. A sweet note. A door held.

An unexpected gift. A heartfelt thank you. Encouraging words.

A phone call. A favor. Volunteering. Donating to charity.

Helping a friend move. Speaking words that connect.

Doing a chore that's usually not yours.

Making a special meal. Patience. Tolerance. Teaching someone.

Reading a book to a child. Letting someone go ahead in line at the store.

A shoulder to cry on. A smile. Showing love to a hurt animal.

Sending flowers to someone who is ill or has lost someone. Making a meal

for someone going through tough times. Painting someones nails who can

no longer do it themselves. ( I could go on and on)


Kindness need not be a huge task, it is always a choice and a way of being.

If I were nominating someone, it would be hard to choose just one person in my life.


FYI: The winner will receive a full portrait session which includes up to 5 people.

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

~Aesop

Monday, March 16, 2009

Kindness Moves Mountains Contest

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I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
William Penn

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

In his eyes...



In his eyes, the world is perfect. He does not see war. His simple needs are met. He knows true love. He spreads joy to all those who are near.

Babies are very humbling beings to me. Their wonderment is so amazing! Their eyes tell the truth, they cannot tell a lie. A baby is a simple little being, with no desire to hurt anyone. A baby does not have prejudice or judgement, although they know the difference between harsh tones and kindness. They do know whether someone is tense or relaxed, attentive or distant.
They know the true nature of others. Babies are such a blessing to this world!

This is my very dear friend Emmy's baby boy! So precious! Emmy, you are a wonderful mom!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Attitude of Gratitude!

An attitude of gratitude. A simple thing really. A choice. A way of life.
An appreciation for life, for the way things are, for the way things work.

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Life truly is amazing if you take a moment to observe and ponder and appreciate!

There is a calmness to a life lived in Gratitude, a quiet joy. Ralph H. Blum

Thursday, March 5, 2009

HUGS!

Hugs. More than just wrapping your arms around someone. A hug can instantly connect you and another person. It can heal your wounds. It can enliven you. It can break down boundaries and bring forth growth. A hug can bring security and warmth.

Hugs are free.

Hug someone today!

Live. Love. Laugh. Embrace.