October 30, 2020
“You cannot do kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the current, sometimes hostile environment I really appreciate those folks who practice kindness. Kindness is the antidote for ill will and anger. In addition, the kind folks I know are happy and appreciated by all who know them. Our world would be a better place if we all practiced kindness in our daily activities.
Here is something to think about:
If You Were Arrested for Kindness
If you were arrested for kindness, would there be enough evidence to convict you?
Some people cheer up a room by entering it, others by leaving it.
What do you bring to your interactions with workmates, friends, and family? Is it encouragement, optimism or kind words? Or is it pessimism, criticism or cynicism?
People often forget what we say and usually what we do, but as Maya Angelou said . . . ‘They always remember how we made them feel.’
‘Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away’
Sir Arthur Helps
‘You will regret many things in life, but you will never regret being too kind or too fair’
‘Don’t wait for people to be kind. Show them how’
‘The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention’
‘That best portion of a good man’s life: his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love’
‘Kindness is loving people more than they deserve’
‘We are made kind by being kind’
‘Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment’
‘Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom’
Theodore Isaac Rubin, M.D.
‘Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true’
Written by Michael Josephson
“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”
Never give me work in the morning. Always wait until 4:00 and then bring it to me. The challenge of a deadline is refreshing.
If it’s really a “rush job,” run in and interrupt me every ten minutes to inquire how it’s going. That helps.
Always leave without telling anyone where you’re going. It gives me a chance to be creative when someone asks where you are.
If my arms are full of papers, boxes, books, or supplies, don’t open the door for me. I need to learn how to function as a paraplegic and opening doors is good training.
If you give me more than one job to do, don’t tell me which is the priority. Let me guess.
Do your best to keep me late. I like the office and really have nowhere to go or anything to do.
If a job I do pleases you, keep it a secret.
If you don’t like my work, tell everyone. I like my name to be popular in conversation.
If you have special instructions for a job, don’t write them down. In fact, save them until the job is almost done.
Be nice to me only when the job I’m doing for you could really change your life.
“One thing vampire children are taught is, never run with a wooden stake.”
Mike goes to a psychiatrist. “Doc, he says, “I’ve got trouble. Every time I get into bed I think there is somebody under it. I get under the bed and I think there’s somebody on top of it. Top, under, under top. I’m going crazy!! Can you help me?
“Put yourself in my hands for two years, come to me three times a week and I’ll cure you,” says the shrink.
“OK, but how much do you charge for this? asks Mike.”
“A hundred dollars per visit,” says the psychiatrist.
And Mike replies, “I’ll think about it.” He never went back. Some time later he met the doctor on the street. “Why didn’t you come to see me again?” asks the psychiatrist.
“$100.00 a visit,” Mike says. “Why should I want to pay a hundred bucks a visit? My bartender cured me 100% for just ten dollars.”
“Is that so! says the shrink. “Just how did he do that?” And Mike says, “He told me to cut the legs off my bed.”
I know I’m not going to understand women. I’ll never understand how you can take boiling hot wax, pour it onto your upper thigh, rip the hair out by the root, and still be afraid of a spider.
“A Love Poem”
I will seek and find you.
I shall take you to bed and have my way with you.
I will make you ache, shake & sweat until you moan and groan.
I will make you beg for mercy, beg for me to stop.
I will exhaust you to the point that you will be relieved when I’m finished with you.
And, when I am finished, you will be weak for days.
All my love,
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Father Guffy roared from the pulpit to his parishioners: “The drink has killed millions– it rots their stomachs and they die in agony. Smoking has killed millions–it coats your lungs and you die in agony. Overeating and consorting with loose women have also killed millions…”
“‘Scuse me, Father,” hollered Reagan from the back, “but what is it that kills the people who live right?
The Bureau of Incomplete Statistics reports that one out of three.
She said: I was scheduled to fly from North Carolina to Germany, where my husband was stationed in the military. As I checked in at the airport, the ticket agent asked me some standard security questions. “Has anyone given you any packages that you didn’t pack yourself?” he asked.
I told him that my mother-in-law had given me a parcel to take to her son.
He looked at me very carefully and asked: “Does she like you?”
Motherhood ~ If it was going to be easy, it never would have started with something called labor!
In the frozen foods department of our local grocery store, I noticed a man shopping with his son.
As I walked by, he checked something off his list, and I heard him whisper conspiratorially to the child, “You know, if we really mess this up, we’ll never have to do it again.”
“I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I’ll put it before any of the things like courage, or bravery, or generosity, or anything else… Kindness—that simple word. To be kind—it covers everything, to my mind. If you’re kind that’s it.”
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