Articles tagged acts of kindness

10 Ways to Take Better Care of Yourself Today

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A happy life begins, ultimately, with taking good care of yourself. That doesn’t mean waiting until tomorrow, or the day after, or even the week after to start. Your life is now. If you want to start living the incredible life you deserve, you need to start taking better care of yourself beginning today. To make sure you don’t waste a moment longer, here are 10 suggestions on how to get started. Ready? 1. Breathe deeply. How often do you pay attention to your breathing? For most people, the answer is typically – not enough. In moments of stress or difficulty, your breathing can become... Read more »

Want to Make The World a Better Place? Then Make This ONE CHANGE

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Sometimes, it is the smallest change that will often have the biggest impact. During the holiday season, in our enthusiasm to show our love and appreciation for the people in our lives, the little things that matter most can get overlooked. Large gifts and extravagant dinners can become the measure of love; what will everyone think of dinner? Have I spent enough money on so-and-so’s gifts? However, this holiday season decide to make a change. Choose to make one simple change that will contribute not only to your own happiness, but the happiness of those around you. What is this change you... Read more »

50 Acts of Kindness to Get the Most Out of The Holidays

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It’s the holiday season and people everywhere are running themselves ragged, picking up their final gifts, preparing to have family over or simply squeezing in as many work shifts as possible to earn some last-minute, much-needed money. This is a fantastic but often frantic time of year and in our eagerness to show everyone in our lives just how much they mean to us, the rush to find the best, most expensive gifts for our loved ones can consume us. Swept up in the excitement of the season, many of us can forget that all-important truth – that the very best gifts in life are free. Does this sound corny?... Read more »

22 Extraordinary Pictures To Restore Your Faith In Humanity

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In a world fraught with wars, poverty, strife and loneliness it's always good to remind ourselves that the war for humanity is far from lost... Restore your faith in mankind. Check out these 22 incredible pictures capturing the human race at their very best: This picture shows Chicago Christians who turned up at a gay pride parade to apologize for homophobia in the Church and show their support. Two brave Norwegian men rescue a sheep from the ocean. This awesome sign outside a Subway. Fire-fighter administers oxygen to a cat rescued from a house fire. A touching exchange between a... Read more »

How To Handle Your Feelings In The Face Of Tragedy

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In the face of tragedy, it can be hard knowing how to move forward with our lives. Do we simply move on as though nothing has happened? How do we mourn without becoming a part of the pain and suffering that we see around us? Managing our emotions in times of tragedy can be overwhelming and confusing. Especially when that tragedy has left us questioning not only ourselves, but the stability of life, humanity or even our very spiritual beliefs? There is no right or wrong way of reacting to tragedy – each of us is only capable of handling our pain in the best way that we presently know how. But when the pain... Read more »

5 Ways To Make This Your Best Christmas Ever!

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The Christmas season means many different things to many different people. It can be a hectic, chaotic time – life is busier and more expensive. During this time of year, life can also be more beautiful and brilliant! Not to forget, there are countless people out there for whom Christmas can be a sad or even lonely time. It is during this time of year that it becomes more important than ever that we care for and include these people in the warmth we enjoy and create in our own Christmas celebrations. The simple pleasures are what make Christmas such an enjoyable time of year. So, strip back the chaos and... Read more »

Give Back This Christmas

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"Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours." - C. S. Lewis It is during this exciting time of year, as we begin to take stock of how abundant and miraculous our lives truly are, that we are reminded more than ever of the many people in the world perhaps not as fortunate as ourselves. Christmas is one of the best times of year; it brings families and friends together, provides much needed time to reflect and give thanks for the many wonderful things that we have in our lives. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse to throw a lavish celebration! Despite this, it should never be forgotten that... Read more »

What Does ‘Compassion’ Mean To You?

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Compassion is a strong component within many religions, cultures, philosophies and households. However, no teachings on compassion are quite as well-articulated or well-developed as the Buddhist teachings on it. The way in which followers of Buddhism cultivate and practice this powerful quality is extraordinary, admirable even. In Buddhist teachings, Buddha is said to have described two qualities as being essential to a person’s true enlightenment; wisdom and compassion. In today’s Western society we probably associate these two qualities as being opposites. ‘Wisdom’ is considered to be a sign of... Read more »

Fight Back Against Isolation! 12 Ways To Reach Out To Your Fellow Human Being

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‘You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.’ – A. A. Milne Many of us live in relatively isolated societies – we walk with our headphones firmly plugged in, bury our heads in our newspapers on the way to work, sit in segregated office cubicles, get home and watch the T.V. The list could go on – Despite being shown time and time again by both scientists and campaigners of common sense that isolation is bad for both our happiness and our health, as a society we are still yet to sit up and listen. Places in the world in which people... Read more »

5 Important Acts Of Self-Kindness

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Now and again, we all suffer from feelings of unworthiness or of there being something ‘wrong’ with us. In fact, as a society we have made showing unworthiness in ourselves more acceptable than public displays of confidence or self-approval – which are deemed by many as being a sign of arrogance or of being egotistical. This devastating absence of self-belief and self-love in individuals is nothing short of tragic. Since when did we decide that meekness in our ability as individuals should become a more desirable trait then unwavering self-love? We are all beautifully unique and miraculous beings – we... Read more »