“Kindness, I’ve Discovered, Is Everything In Life.”

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Kindness is everything we need in life. Are you kind to yourself? Are you kind to people? Are you putting people’s interests before yours? Are hurting people or helping them? Are you treating people with respect? Are you reaching out to people in need? Are you living for yourself? Or are you living for yourself and others?

The art of kindness is the art of living together. It is the art of working together. It is the art of reaching out to people who critically need our help. We are not created to be alone; we are created to live, work, help, play, and eat together. According to social psychology, “human beings are social animals.”

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Make people happy. Hug them. Tell them you love them them. Tell them they are beautiful. Give people life. Inject hope into people’s lives. Don’t add sorrow to people’s lives. Add joy, happiness, and fun to people’s lives. They need your love. They need your time. They need your smile. They need your call. Call people you have not heard from, and tell them you just want to see how they are doing. They will appreciate it, and you will appreciate it, too.

“Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life.”- Isaac Bashevis Singer

Albert Schweitzer, theologian, said, “Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.”

Be kind to yourself. Be kind to people, and they will be kind to you.

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People are really good at heart

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People are really good at heart. Anne Frank said, “I keep ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.” Sometimes people don’t really mean to harm us. People want to be good to us. They don’t want to hurt you, but their actions may not come across to you the way they intended.

We are upset when people’s actions, their words do not match their intentions. If you find yourself in such a situation, just let the person know your real intentions.

Live your life

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Eleanor Roosevelt said, “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach our eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”

You are here on earth for a reason. So, make that reason a reality. Your purpose here on earth is to live your life, accomplish your dreams, to live a powerful legacy behind. It is not to waste your time, not to pursue other people’s dreams. You are here to be happy, not to be unhappy. Though you cannot avoid both emotions. They are real.

To know whether you are living your life or not, ask yourself, “Am really living my life or not?”

To live your life does not have to be all about MONEY. No, not about money. It is ALL about taking care of yourself, that means knowing what you want, who you are, loving yourself, staying true to yourself, and loving other people. You cannot love yourself without loving other people. But it is safe to love yourself first. If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others. It is when you love yourself abundantly then you can extend that love to others. The real thing is that it has to be a genuine love.

People don’t live their lives enough because they live in fear. They fear everything: they fear people, they fear success, they fear what people are thinking about them, they fear hanging out with people (hopefully the right people), just write a few.

To really live your life, as I mentioned before, it is not about money. It is about YOU- your values. It is about acknowledging the things around you (both positive and negative). It is about embracing change and coping well with new things and with new situations. You cannot enjoy your life without embracing change. Change is the only thing that is constant. Whether you know it or not, we are changing every day.

To live your life also means you must see challenges as ways for you to test yourself, and to know yourself better. Do not see challenges as problems. If you do, you cannot enjoy your life.

These questions will change your life and how you treat people

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“Having clothed himself with humility, the first questions a man asks himself are:

How am I acting towards others?

What am I doing to others?

How am I thinking of others?

Are my thoughts of, and acts towards others prompted by unselfish love?”

James Allen

Pay attention to one word: OTHERS

The way you see yourself is the way you see others. The way you treat yourself is the way you treat others.