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Every Act Of Kindness Counts!

There are probably many people out there who share the regret of not having enough time - or not putting enough time in to volunteerism. There are also those who never even stop to think about it - who don't hold a door for the person behind them - or help an elderly person load groceries in to their car - or bring the neighbor's trash can up on a windy day.

We are each on our own soul's journey. If you have the compassion for others, but lack solid chunks of time to help others..please know that each and every kindness makes a difference!

If you have not been inclined to do so in the past, go ahead and try it...you will be amazed at the happiness your simple act of kindness has on another. You will also be in awe of the personal growth and spiritual renewal that comes with compassion.
SensitiveNavel SensitiveNavel 46-50, F 45 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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To some people these things come natural-to others-they just don:t think of helping other people-they also do not realise that some day,-they may need some help themselves.

You seem like a very kind and special person

Thank you... You seem pretty special too ;)

I wish every soul on this earth looks forward the same.............
God bless you.....for your wonderful thoughts

did you happen to notice the author of this story?

A good sensible post,a little compassion can help people so much

I have volunteered at many places, keep looking for the right place, it made my life more complete. My time with Habitat for Humanity was an incredible part of my life.

"my wife suffers because of me"?

She is shattered for being my wife?

"She becomes a victim for being my wife."
is this a proper headline

I think your insight is exceptional. Charity begins at home. I think what counts is the attitude of doing as much as you can in the situation you are in. As you point out there are numerous tiny things that almost anybody can do every day to be kind to others. You start there Do the little things, then do the big ones if the opportunity arises.

you completely shut off my desire to talk to u today

oring. leaving

what is this all about?

what's wrong?

A wonderfully warm post on the joyfulness of volunteering. Some of my volunteer experience as good. Some far from it. In a certain hospital I was treated like sh.... My boss's first name was Mark. I secretly nicknamed him Mark of the Vampire. In other volunteer situations I was spoken too in a rather condescending tone. I wish I could be more positive but the reality, at leas to me, being a volunteer does not necessarily you will be treated right. On the other hand I do like the fact I helped those less fortunate.

I am retired and spent alot of time on doing for me. One day I decided to ask God what he wanted me to do. I prayed for guidance. Then one day I went to a bible study at a assistant living home. The minuete I walked in I knew. Today I volunteer at this nursing home. I go there twice a week for 6 hours a day. This is the time that I feel closer to God then ever. I always feel a sence of peace. I am gratefull

i know its not meant too be. Can you imagine if every person were committed to doing 3 acts of random kindness a day.Actually doin unconditional good is habit forming and addictive on its own.Taken with a humble spirit it's like marijuana....it's like a stepping stone drug.It opens you up to the potential of getting into more and more unconditional acts of hardcore kindness and love. Less and less like yourself,more and more like Christ.

This is downright dangerous...counterintuitive, against the status quo!!! One can even say revolutionary, in the same way that Jesus was a dangerous revolutionary. I wish everyone could be a dangerous revolutionary in this way.

Did your mother not teach you to be polite and have good manners? What does that mean? It means you treat others as you, yourself like to be treated. Holding a door open for another person takes a few seconds of your time. Giving your seat up to an older person who is in obvious pain, is NOT going to hurt you in some way, either, physically, or emotionally. Why not just do what is decent, without regard for "pay-backs" ? However, you may notice that the more compassion you have for others, the more you will notice that compassion coming back to you. More people will start holding doors open for you. Try it.

I always hold the door and help anyone that I can. Helping others is part of life and to be enjoyed

i want to watch a movie after lunch. total strangers. is it good? anyone seen it? why don't watch with me together?

Hmm,,, very kind indeed, but sound wired. should keep the friendship on going. did you take down his phone number for future contact? what did you wife say? did she a purpose in all of this?

I was out with my wife last night watching a movie (Twilight). There was a couple ahead of us. The guy looks at us and asks what are we watching. I say she wants to see Twilight. The guy says us too. I'm thinking ok. Good for you. It's probably because my defense went up. I was going to pay for our ticket and the guy says "Hey, you don't have to do that. I'll pay for the tickets." I quickly said nah, it's okay. I'll pay for it. He then insisted and paid for it before I could object. As I see him with the tickets in his hand. I froze and just thought why??? What was his motive?? He simply said it was an act of kindness. I looked him in the eye, shook his hand and said thank you. I've never experienced something like that. I was really blown away.

A total stranger came up to me and made an effort to wish me a Happy Thanksgiving. It was one of those random acts of kindness that seemed to ripple out in my heart and I appreciated her sincerity and flair..
So each small thing can mean a lot.. Mossrose

Sometimes a smile or a thank you are all someone needs to make their day a little better.It's not always the big gestures that count small things add up like pennies in a jar.

Interesting... a life experience blog site turned into a political forum. so many BS discussions that would turn me away. Hmm, i want to go back to my dreams... Dreams, sweet dreams!

In the Bible we are told "It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness." None of us can fix the world but at least my wife and I, particularly she, look for the bright side and try to bring it out in each other and in those we befriend.

Sadly, it is easier to hurt others than help but the choice is easy

requestthebook: It depends where in the world you live. If you want the book Google it.

SansValeur: You almost sound proud of not changing the world. Why do you sound so determind not to change the world? If our personal happiness is dependant on the happiness of others change the world so that fewer ChildLine counsellors are needed. Less income inequality will achieve that.

There are, though, the Mother Therasa types who welcome others troubles as it gives them the opportunity to do good works. Ministering to the problems of others makes them feel good, so the last thing they want to do is reduce the supply of problems.

I agree completely with every act helps.

:)

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I volunteer as a Samaritan and a ChildLine counsellor. It takes a lot of my time but it is the most rewarding thing I have ever known. I truely believe that our own personal happiness is dependant on the happiness of others, especially strangers, especially those who need a helping hand. I will never change the world but I have changed mine for the better.