World Kindness Day

What can you do for others and just as importantly, for yourself as well:

Find some way to donate to a charity for the under privileged. For example Kmarts – Wishing Tree

Have a bath, maybe a glass of wine (or not, might make you feel tired).

Compliment a stranger (but don’t make it creepy).

If you’re on Twitter follow the New Zealand #PureKindness hashtag

Look in that mirror and tell yourself … out loud … You ARE beautiful!

Don’t just drive past that cat, make sure it’s not actually lost and miles away from it’s home ❤

Be Kind to your body.

Consider taking up knitting, and knitting for the animals! – WIRES

Write a letter to someone telling them how much they’ve influenced or improved your life. Your choice whether or not you send it.

Defend someone on twitter!

Buy that nice top on sale.

Don’t expect.

Being Kind costs nothing (or very little) and is calming to the mind.

50 Ways to Take a Break – Self Kindness — Kindness Blog

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Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness

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Many thanks to Life Lessons from Around the Dinner Table for nominating my blog for this new award which was created by  MSW R. Thank you so much! I honestly got teary, sometimes I forget that my words can make an impact. If I could nominate you, I would!

Here are the rules:

Tell who you nominate and why.

Copy and share the picture that shows the award, posted above.

Share a paragraph of something that impacted your own life in the way of receiving kindness or how you extended kindness to someone else.

Nominate anyone or share to your own page. If you so choose to Participate.

Tag or pingback to the original person who nominated you, or the original post.

Just like with Kristian when I do have something good happen to me or I do something good, I have a hard time talking about it. I don’t like to boast about it either. Even though, usually, when we do something nice for others, most people are genuinely doing it because they want to do something kind for someone else…Usually…

Some of the things I either find bring kindness, or kind things I have done in the past are:

  • My mum doesn’t “love” her job. Every now and then (and when I can afford it) I’ll randomly send her flowers to her desk.
  • It may be irritating and you may think “Why Me” I find though when an “older person” wants to talk with you, it’s usually because they’re lonely and sometimes afraid. One time I was speaking to an elderly gentleman and he was on the way to the Doctors. He asked me to read a letter as he couldn’t read English well. He asked me if I could see anywhere on the letter if it said that he had cancer and he did not. I have never seen someone so grateful before! Ever since then I’ve not minded to speak with them.
  • More recently, I have been trying to get over my feelings of awkwardness if I see someone post how down they are feeling. I’ll post a picture or gif of a hug. Even if I don’t know them very well and have no idea what they are upset.
  • Saving a bee from the water, even though I’m allergic.

Also remember though Kindness does not equal weakness!

My Nominations:

*For my nominations I wanted to nominate all the Blogs that I follow that I consider to be kind. The only problem with that is all the Blog I read are kind, I wouldn’t follow anybody “nasty”. I have decided to go with some Blogs that I feel are fighting for people and are still responding to the haters with a lot more grace and kindness then these people deserve!*

Bookmark Chronicles – Bookmark Chronicles was probably one of the first people that I found and one of the first people that I followed on WordPress. I LOVE how she fights for POC, reminding and teaching us about History and the system. With so much grace along the way. The way she supports other Bloggers as well and how she writes…Beautiful!

Kindness Blog – I am a relatively new reader, but the Kindness Blog finds Kindness wherever they are writing about. If you are ever down and wanted something good to think about please read this Blog!

The Tony Burgess Blog  – I don’t think that there is a kinder Blogger than the Tony Burgess Blog. Even when he is not feeling himself, he still throws out so much kindness towards others…There is not way I could not nominate him!

What about you? What are some ways you show kindness?  How has someones act of kindness impacted you?

Thanks again, Rory!!

Love & Life Lessons,

Kristian

‘Cuse my French…Kindly Shut Up

I am not sure how many of my readers keep up with the latest Entertainment News. Recently Demi Lovato woke up from a suspected accidental overdose. I’m not Demi Lovato’s biggest fan, but saying things like “It was her choice”…Is not helpful and that’s not how addiction or mental health works. Having money means nothing, having the world at your feet means nothing, being beautiful, being young and thinking you’re invincible…Means nothing, if you don’t have the right support.

Take Katy Perry as well, not her biggest fan either. Some of her actions though, I can actually understand where she was coming from. She recently had an interview where she explained a lot of issues, including the live stream feed of herself. I don’t know anyone who actually watched it (do you know anyone who did?). Even that stream and the idea of it though seemed a little odd too me. Once she opened up, a lot more of the things she did, made sense to me.

Every type of health battle is different. So unless you have a conversation with that person, just don’t speak on matters you don’t understand. It’s kind of common sense really, well too me. This is for any health battle. If you don’t know what someones going through, breathe, take a minute and ask them. Don’t make assumptions. There might be a reason why people don’t want to tell you anything. Take Val Kilmer as an example, we still don’t know what was going on with him. Maybe there’s a reason he didn’t want to say what was going on and that’s perfectly fine, we don’t need too know.

We should just feel lucky that we don’t have to fight our battles so publicly.

❤ Please consider what you are saying before you talk with someone or about someone whose recovering ❤

This has been your weekly Public Service Announcement =P

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World Kindness Day

As the title suggests, today is World Kindness Day. So let’s talk about what we can do for others and what do you think is kindness?

Too me kindness is just being understanding and understand that every other single human person on this planet comes with a different background and different story. You may not agree, but try to at least understand. Kindness is also very important when it comes to ourselves as well. We can our own worst enemies on a lot of occasions.

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Let’s not be kind for just one day though, let’s be kind every day…It certainly feels tough to be kind in this environment. Let’s try though!

What do you do to be kind? What are your thoughts about kindness?

#ChooseKind

The Core Value

31. Core Value

My core value…This one has been such an interesting one to think/write about, because I think that I have a few different types on core values depending on the situation.

The one that I think I think is most true to my core value though is to just be kind. I have done so many tests about your personality where they ask about what do you value most. They are usually something like Kindness, Honesty, Humour, and something else, but I always chose kindness. I feel with kindness comes all those kinds of responsibility. Generally I find that if you are just kind to others, the other values just kind of come naturally.

By kindness to me that incorporates everything from physically helping others to just sitting and listening to someone. Even when they are saying something that you don’t necessarily agree with, but they seem to need to get off their chest. Sometimes the reward that comes with that as well is to finally understand why someone thinks that way they do.

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Share Your World … Week 45

Share Your World

Share Your World … Week 45

Describe your own outlook on life in seven words or less. (NOTE: does not have to be a sentence.)

Ideal realist. Goddess Warrior Sprite. Not Usual.

Where do you like to vacation?

I like to vacation somewhere, where it’s warm and I can just relax. Somewhere were all the spots to go are close and within reach, so i don’t have to go far,lol.

Candy factories (sweets or treats including chocolate) of the entire world have become one and will now be making only one kind of candy. Which kind, if you were calling the shots?

Oh wow! The power! The decisions! I would probably have to go with “Werther’s Original” candies. I have loved them my entire love. I’m not really a huge candy fan, but they are always up there!

Complete this sentence: Something that anyone can do that will guarantee my smile is… 

Just to be kind to me, genuinely kind. Not that whole I’m pretending to be kind to get something out of you. That and funny YouTube videos.