November 22, 2022
“Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.”
We are a few days away from our Thanksgiving holiday and it is a great time for us to share our gratitude through our kindness. Here are a few things that will help us show we care.
Random Acts Of Kindness Ideas
- Genuinely compliment strangers
- Remind an adult how to be a kid
- Only say positive and constructive things online
- Let someone in line in front of you
- Hold the door open for someone
- Go to events that are important to friends, even if they aren’t your cup of tea
- Be kind and make eye contact with cashiers, toll booth operators, etc.
- Don’t judge or discriminate
- Intervene if someone needs help
- Be positive, offer encouragement and support
“You cannot do kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every once in a while the world opens up and lets heaven shine through…
We open up our senses and realize just how wonderful the simple things are and just how beautiful nature can be:
Sunshine on an early spring morning…A beautiful sunset…A song that brings back memories…
Moonlight over the water…The smell of fresh flowers after a rain…A snowy egret skimming across a pond…
The laughter of people having fun…
A peaceful stream and a gentle waterfall…
All of these things make me love life and feel good,
And the same is true when I think of you.
What an automated society we live in: Have you ever noticed that when a traffic signal turns green, it automatically activates the horn of the car behind you?
Murphy’s Laws of Genealogy
1. The public ceremony in which your distinguished ancestor participated and at which the platform collapsed under him turned out to be his hanging.
2. When at last after much hard work you have evolved the mystery that you have been working on for two years, your aunt says, “I could have told you that.”
3. You search ten years for your grandmother’s maiden name to eventually find it on a letter in a box in the attic.
4. You never asked your father about his family when he was alive because you weren’t interested in genealogy then.
5. The will you need is in the safe on board the Titanic.
6. Copies of old newspapers have holes occurring only on the surnames.
7. John, son of Thomas the immigrant whom your relatives claim as the family progenitor, died on board ship at the age of 10.
8. Your great grandfather’s newspaper obituary states that he died leaving no issue of record.
9. Another genealogist has just insulted the keeper of the vital records you need.
10. The relative who had all the family photographs gave them all to her daughter who has no interest in genealogy and no inclination to share.
“A life lived with integrity – even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.”
“No need for me to come out to the house,” the doctor told the worried caller. “I’ve checked my files and your uncle isn’t really ill at all – he just thinks he’s sick.”
A week later, the doctor telephoned to make sure his diagnosis had been correct. “How’s your uncle today?” he asked.
“Worse,” came the reply. “Now he thinks he’s dead.”
My parents were soooooo poor, they got married for the rice.
Things You’ll Never Hear In A Western Movie:
“I reckon I’ll have me a half-caf double latte with a twist.
“Gentlemen, rather than get caught up in mindless reaction, let’s draw upon our feminine selves for a more intuitive solution.”
“Can we postpone this duel till 12:05? I gotta use the little boys room.”
“Injuns! Quick, pull the wagons into an irregular dodecagon!”
“Y’know, Badlands Pete… a roaring campfire, good coffee, nice prairie breeze, just you ‘n’ me… what say we put on the rhinestone gowns and dance a jig or two?”
“Let’s see… hardtack and pemmican… that’s three grams of fat, seven grams of protein, and two starches.”
“You ‘n’ Slim round up them strays, and I’ll tell Cookie to get started on the gazpacho and the fondue.”
“That’s him! That’s the yella-bellied varmint who shot my therapist!”
“He was a strong man, a good marshal, and I reckon he had a keen eye for interior decoration.”
“Hey, Buck, do these chaps make my butt look big?”
“It’s like I keep tellin’ ya, Earl: men is from Tombstone, women is from Dodge.”
“HANG HIM HIGH, BOYS!! …Okay, now a little to the left… .Oooh! Stop right there. Perfect!”
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
He said: I took my 5 year old grandson to the optometrist to pick up his new glasses. The glasses were prescribed “to help him read and be able to see the computer better”. When we got back home, he got on the computer to play a game. In a few minutes he called me and said there was something wrong with his glasses. I asked him what was the problem and he said, “I still can’t read.”
Give me ambiguity or give me something else.
“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.”
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