Four ways to spread kindness

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Kindness is natural to many of us. But sometimes we forget that we also have perfectly natural feelings that might not quite align with kindness and love. So here are a few ideas about how we can continue to be more compassionate and conscious of our levels of kindness:

  1. Encourage other people’s dreams and pursuits, instead of casting doubts or negativity over their ambitions. We can offer constructive advice, but we can never define another’s capabilities and drive.
  2. Celebrate other people’s successes, instead of allowing jealousy to cloud the occasion. Most of the time, people work hard to achieve their goals, and we shouldn’t deny them of the glory.
  3. Comfort other people in times of turmoil or grief, instead of spouting the ‘I told you so’s. People are often vulnerable during these times, and they want to be reminded that everything will be ok in the end.
  4. Inspire other people to be the best they can be, instead of trying to influence or mould them into our idea of what is best for them. We all have our own paths we want to take and people we want to be, so let’s open the world to everyone instead of close it off.

How do you like to show your compassion and spread kindness?

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Saying Goodbye

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People come in and out of our lives, sometimes welcomed and other times with apprehension. But we shouldn’t be afraid to say goodbye, no matter how final it will be and no matter how unknown the future will be. Our relationships are the roots of our joy in life. The people that touch us will remain in our memories and hearts as long as we let them. People also, ultimately, shape who we are: how we act, how we interact, how we think. They teach us ways of life. So they never really leave us, and therefore, it’s never truly goodbye.

I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart) – e.e. cummings

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