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Kindness

“We will be judged by ‘I was hungry and you gave me to eat, I was naked and you clothed me, I was homeless and you took me in.’

‘Hungry not only for bread — but hungry for love. Naked not only for clothing — but naked for human dignity and respect. Homeless not only for want of a room of bricks — but homeless because of rejection.”  –Mother Teresa

When people say I don’t have anything to give they are forgetting that they can give one thing that doesn’t cost a thing,  kindness.   Organizations could flourish if deep in their culture kindness was seen as a virtue.   What would happen if people and organizations practiced kindness?

If kindness were the norm, negative conflict would disappear.   So often the thought is that without conflict nothing would grow or get better.   Kindness isn’t going to help people grow or organizations thrive might be a popular belief but it is entirely wrong.   Take a look at recent research that shows what the power of kindness can be.

Kindness does make a difference.

So, what act of kindness can you do?   One act of kindness repeated a million times would change the world.   How do you start a revolution, start with an act of kindness.

What will your act of kindness be?

When will you start?

 

foundation of character

“While your circumstances are beyond your control, your character is not.” 
John Maxwell

 

Helen Keller said, “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.  Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

 

What is character made of?

Values

It is more than just values.   Character is living your values with sincerity.     Sincerity is derived from the Latin sincerus meaning clean, pure, sound.  

Values that are expressed and lived out in a pure manner demonstrate your character.     Values are often associated with a positive moral ethic, truth, honesty, humility, kindness, and patience to yourself and with others.    The values that you live determine your character. 

Get on board! Get on Board!

Get on board!  Get on board!

 

Get on board!  Get on board the train that no one wants to ride on ,

Get on board the train to joy,

Get on board the train to happiness,

Get on board the train to peace,

Get on board the train to freedom,

Get on board the train to beauty,

Get on board the train to truth,

Get on board the train to love,

Get on board the train to life,

Get on board, Get on board, the ticket is free, get on board.

All you have to do is leave behind,

Fear,

Hate,

Greed,

Injustice,

Anger,

Malice,

Destruction,

Cowardice,

Death!

Get on board! Get on board!  The ticket has been paid for.  Get on board!

What are you waiting for?