Friday, January 28, 2011

Some Thoughts on Kindness

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama 

water drop on stem - © Sascha Burkard |

A drop of kindness...
abstract multicolored drop - © Andres Rodriguez |
Creates gentle ripples in people,
as a drop of water creates ripples in a still pool.
drop - © Sergey Lavrentev |
Nourishes a parched heart,
as a drop of water nourishes parched earth.
dried mud - © Ian Maclellan |
But a drop of kindness does more than bless others.
A drop of kindness blesses the giver as well.
droplet falling white into blue - © Dirk Ercken |
Some of my favorite quotes regarding kindness:

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Dalai Lama

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

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.
Author Unknown

Be kind, for everyone you meet
is fighting a hard battle.
water - © Pedro Diaz |
Kindness is the greatest wisdom.
Author Unknown

I expect to pass through life but once.
If therefore, there be any kindness I can show,
or any good thing I can do to any fellow being,
let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it,
as I shall not pass this way again.
William Penn

Always be a little kinder than necessary.
James M. Barrie

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

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profundity.
Kindness in giving creates love.

a drop - Kornwa |

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