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Kindness Makes ,the World Takes ! Why Should We Be Kind ? MKE Wk#16

What is kindness anyway ? Why should we be kind? This week our virtue to observe kindness in others and to perform acts of kindness has been an amazing experience of happiness and positive thoughts . To be kind is to show benevolence, or have a pleasant demeanor. It also can reflect understanding , tolerance, being helpful or humane or to show affection (love). Kindness can be a brand and the name of a candy bar. There are random acts of kindness that we can do on a daily basis. Any act of kindness has value no matter how big or small. It does not require any special planning or cost but certainly helps spread love and peace in the world . It starts with one person and can grow to magnificent proportions !

There are so many examples of kind acts : holding the door open for someone, buying someone a cup of coffee, giving up your place in line or a giving up a parking space to someone else , donating clothing or food for someone in need , random hugs and smiles, saying thank you to people at work or school, complimenting an officer or janitor, saying you are sorry or forgiving someone , doing a chore to make someone else’s life or job easier, being attentive to someone in need, encouraging and supporting a person’s thoughts or feelings, complimenting someone about something they did or said, and demonstrating polite behavior toward a stranger. What is the result of these acts?

Kindness is contagious, as what you do comes back to you. It gives pleasant feelings of love , brings happiness to someone sad and could change a person’s outlook on life. There are so many wonderful quotes about kindness that I found this week. Here are a few of my favorites:

Amelia Earhaert “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees”

Dalai Lama: “Be kind whenever possible, it is always possible “

RAKtivist; “kindness is seeing the best in others when they cannot see it in themselves” and “kindness is free to give but priceless to recieve ” “kindness is loving yourself enough to love those around you “

Kevin Health: ” NO act of kindness is too small, the gift of kindness may start as a small ripple that over time can turn into a tidal wave affecting the lives of many”

Amy Leigh Mecree:” Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light “. “You’ll never know how much your caring really matters”

This week I noticed that when I did something kind for someone else they returned a kind act. There are so many kind people doing kind acts already . When I focused on this specifically this week and was sharing and corresponding to others about their acts of kindness ( in the alliance ), the feelings of personal pleasure , happiness and positive energy were amazing. I felt so much gratitude . I enjoy doing things for others and do not expect anything to come back to me. However , I experienced and was more aware of kindness in others ! I was so pleasantly surprised about the discovery . I feel that I need to always be kind because the magnitude of this simple act can change lives , change the world , and make the world a better place because of connection to others. This can be done at work, or at home .

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  1. Laura Hitt

    Cute video! Love the quotes! All the quotes about kindness spreading — roots spreading out and making new trees, tidal wave, we sure experienced that this week! Definitely want to keep it up. I’ve discovered this week that this is a great way to live. It’s been so fun to notice kindnesses and keep adding them and putting them out into the world. You are a kind, loving and inspiring person!

    1. philipmach1

      Thank you for your thoughts and comments ! I agree that it’s a great way to be . Thank you for saying that I am kind and inspiring and I feel that you are the same and full of love and kindness

  2. daisyrdiaz

    I absolutely love the YouTube video “Kindness is a muscle” that you shared. God Bless You Always?

  3. GavsNetwork

    It’s been an amazing all the kindness we have observed ♥️

  4. Bibi Lindahl

    Lovely post, my dear and kind friend! ♥ It has been an amazing week for us all. Being aware of all the kindness we see every day has been a life-changing experience for many. Thank you for the quotes, so many good ones. I’ll take this one with me and write on an affirmation index card: “Be kind whenever possible, it is always possible.” ♥
    I wish you an abundance of kindness wherever you go.

  5. Randy Kalisek

    …I feel that I need to always be kind…

    If I’ve realized one thing with the MKE, it’s that it’s not ‘one and done’! With our focus on kindness last week, a part of me that has long been dormant has been reawakened. Why stop now!

  6. hereinspired

    Kindness starts with one person and can grow to magnificent proportions! So true! 🙂

  7. Eddie Helm

    Phil, keep going. I know you get it. see kindness, give kindness, stay strong

  8. heyleahtelusnet

    Amelia Earhaert “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees”
    Philip, this reminds me of the week we had to focus on the plant growing. Isn’t it magnificent to think of kindness taking root and making such an incredible impact that we may never see??

    As always, thanks for sharing and being so involved in the MKE experience, it’s a gift to all of us.

    1. philipmach1

      Thank you for thoughts and comments . Yes , it does remind me about the plant growing . It has been a great experience

  9. thenewvibe4u

    Love the quotes! Especially about kindness being free to give and priceless to receive..
    Thank you for your kindness you are giving to the world. <3

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