The Power of Kindness

January 20, 2017 Carol 5 comments

The Extraordinary Power of Kindness

An act of kindness has the power to deflect anger and conflict

Christmas Truce of 1914

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An act of kindness has the ability to shift someone’s bad day into a better one


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Being kind to others makes us happier and healthier

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“If you want to feel good, do good” – this poster relates to Giving, one of the Ten Keys to Happier Living. See Do things for others for more information.

Helping others is not only good for them and a good thing to do, it also makes us happier and healthier too. Giving also connects us to others, creating stronger communities and helping to build a happier society for everyone. And it’s not all about money – we can also give our time, ideas and energy. So if you want to feel good, do good!

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The ripple effect – kindness has the extraordinary power to spread easily and endlessly


Stories of Kindness

WBUR Boston is currently presenting a series called “Kind World.”  “Stories of kindness and the profound effect that one act can have on our lives.”

Visit . Each story is available in two formats: video and transcript. Here is one that I particularly enjoyed: . Read the introduction:

How much good could you do with a $5 bill? In the holiday season, when many of us are thinking of charity and the less fortunate, a few dollars may not seem like enough to do much of anything. But that small amount was at the heart of an experiment that Reverend Nathan Detering tried with his congregation in Sherborn, reversing the tradition of church offerings to send the money out rather than bring it in.

Intrigued? Get the full story here: .

Submit your own story here: .

You can follow this project on tumblr: Kind World.

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the random acts of Kindness foundation

Follow this link to read kindness stories, and share your own kindness stories: Your Kindness Stories.

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Share Your Stories of Kindness

Do you have a story of kindness to share with us? We would love to hear it! I think telling and listening to these stories must have some of the same benefits as the actual acts of kindness!

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the random acts of Kindness foundation invites you to join the #RAKTIVIST™ MOVEMENT. From there website:

There are kind people and then there are RAKtivists.

Our RAKtivists are an extraordinary class of kind do-er’s. They truly believe that kindness can change the world and exemplify that in their day-to-day lives. The RAKtivist™ program recognizes these individuals and creates a community for kindness to flourish. After all, kindness is interdependent and the more we can work together, the greater our reach and impact.

For that reason, our RAKtivists participate in fun and easy monthly “Kindness Raids” in their own communities as well as the online community.

Still reading? You might just be the kind of “kind” that we’re looking for. Apply now!


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