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Savvy Secrets – Kindness

Your Two Chums are convinced that the kinder you are, the better you will feel.  

We saw this wonderful list of acts of kindness and know that you will enjoy reading them.

There are few things that are more beautifully infectious than true kindness. It spreads like a magnificent wildfire. ~Keith Wynn

If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. ~Bob Hope

Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up. ~Jesse Jackson

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble. ~Charles H. Spurgeon

It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice. ~Author unknown

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you — not because they are nice, but because you are. ~Author Unknown

What this world needs is a new kind of army — the army of the kind. ~Cleveland Amory

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~Dalai Lama

During my second year of nursing school our professor gave us a quiz. I breezed through the questions until I read the last one: “What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?” Surely this was a joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Before the class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our grade. “Absolutely,” the professor said. “In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say hello.” I’ve never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy. ~JoAnn C. Jones, Guideposts, January 1996

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble. ~Rudyard Kipling

Don’t be yourself — be someone a little nicer. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966

There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear. ~Frank Tyger

Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it. ~Author Unknown

A fellow who does things that count, doesn’t usually stop to count them. ~Variation of a saying by Albert Einstein

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. ~Seneca

A kind word is like a Spring day. ~Russian Proverb

Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. ~Samuel Johnson

Don’t wait for people to be friendly, show them how. ~Author Unknown

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway. ~Henry Boye

Always chose kindness.

 

 

 

 

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