Articles tagged kindness

50 Acts of Kindness – Giving From The Heart

Pug Dog with Santa hat. copyright 2005 Bill Frymire

No matter what time of the year it is, people everywhere are running themselves ragged with the hectic day to day, preparing and performing as many of life's daily routines as possible. Whilst living in this frantic world it's important to show the special people in our lives just how much they mean to us. You don't have to buy them expensive gifts, many of us can forget - that the very best gifts in life are free. Does this sound corny? Sure. But is it also one of the most truthful pieces of advice you’ll ever hear? Absolutely! So, if you are want to offer gifts of kindness, give more of... Read more »

Give Back This Christmas

Give At Christmas

"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?

Buddha

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 »

Pay It Forward – How To Make A Difference To The Lives Around You

Paying It Forward

We would do anything for the ones that we love – but what would we be willing to do for others? We all have an unlimited capacity for giving, whether we know it or not. We know that we are capable of offering love, care and support to the people we love most. But we too often overlook our ability to give to the world as a whole. We feel that we aren't important enough, or that we simply do not have that much to offer. However, we couldn't be any further from the truth. You Have So Much To Give Giving is such a healing, transformational process for both the giver and receiver. Even if you feel as though... Read more »

5 Important Acts Of Self-Kindness

Self-Kindness

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 –... Read more »