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"Do Unto Others As You Would
Have Others Do Unto You."



This one little sentence is so very powerful and it is a wonderful source of inspiration.  Some version of what we know as the "Golden Rule" exists in nearly every religion and is considered the best guideline for human behavior there could ever be.

If everyone would learn to practice it in their daily lives and would treat others the same way they would want to be treated themselves, hatred would be abolished, there would be no more wars, crime, prejudices or hunger, and the world would become a much better place to be.

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There are so many that don't realize that the value of our lives is best measured not by the worldly possessions we've acquired, but rather by the wisdom we share, the hope we inspire, the tears we wipe, and the hearts we touch.  The happiness and lasting contentment we get in our lives are not to be found in what "we have,"  but rather in what "we are."  Everything we do affects not only our own life, but it touches others, too.

There is much pleasure to be found in the power of kindness.  It is one of the most difficult things to give away because it is almost always returned to us.  When we bring sunshine into the lives of others, we're warmed by it ourselves.  When we spill a little happiness, it splashes on us.  It makes us feel good inside because showing kindness to others is what will bring enjoyment and happiness back to us.

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We can all help to promote the Golden Rule in many different ways.  The best place to start is by being an example through applying unselfish love in our own lives.

Kindness does not need to cost money.  It can be spontaneous and in fact, can be random.  Our lives are fed by kind words and gracious behavior.  We are nourished when we make the lives of others more enjoyable by something as simple as a smile and a wave, a helpful gesture, an offer of assistance, offering a "thank you" or an "excuse me," or other such simple courtesies.  If every day, we take some time to do even little things, then each new day can be the very best we'll ever live.


There are people who "say" they care, and there are people who "show" they care.  It is with love and appreciation that these pages are dedicated to two very special people that my life has been blessed with.
  "Vince and Norene Ferrari" have added so very much sunshine to my life with their friendliness, generosity and thoughtfulness.  They have truly touched my heart and are a genuine epitome of "Kindness."


Vince


These pages are just a very small way of thanking you, Vince and Norene, for your wonderful friendship and for all the Kind and Generous things that you do.

May all the "Kindness" and "Joy" that you so unselfishly give away to others come back to you a "Hundred-Fold" someday! 


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I would like to share with everyone some Poems and Stories about Kindness.  I hope some of the words can help to inspire and motivate everyone that reads them.

Some of the authors are unknown but if you know the correct source of items listed, I will appreciate hearing from you so corrections can be made and proper credit given.


Click on the page you would like to see.


The Size Of Your Heart
The Measure Of Man
Before I Go
Each Life Affects Another
The Golden Rule
One Little Rose
At Days End
Old Chinese Proverb
Roses And Thorns
Lessons From The Geese
Making Sarah Cry
This Bud's For You
Prayer Of St. Francis
Heart Gifts
The Starfish Story


Thank you for visiting a
"Li'l Bit Of Kindness!"

I do hope that everyone can try to give a little kindness away today.  If you do, you won't be sorry!  You'll be surprised when you discover that it will improve your outlook and it might even lower your blood pressure!  When you put some kindness into the world, you'll like what the world gives back!


The next time you see an unkind person, try to show them a
"Lil' Bit of Kindness" because they are the ones that probably need it the most!  Give them a warm smile ... it'll make them wonder what you're up to! (*Mischievous Grin*)


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"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life ...
That no one can sincerely try to help another ...
Without helping themselves."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


"There is no better exercise
For strengthening the heart ...
Than by reaching down
And lifting up another!"


"I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good thing, therefore that I can do,
Or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature,
Let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it ...
For I shall not pass this way again."

~ Stephan Grellet ~


"When a blind man carries a lame man, both go forward."
~ Swedish proverb ~


"The ideals which have lighted my way,
And time after time
Have given me new courage
To face life cheerfully,
Have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth ..."

~ Albert Einstein ~


"The true measure of a man
Is how he treats someone
Who can do him absolutely no good."

~ Ann Landers ~


"If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain.
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain."

~ Emily Dickinson ~



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A "Li'l Bit Of Kindness" was created on August 28, 1999
Last updated June 7, 2011