We are called to be kind! When we show kindness to others the impact it has can change their lives. Acts of kindness show the love of Jesus to others. Small things done with great love can change the world!
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I want to focus on that wonderful Concept that vital virtue.
Unfortunately and regrettably is often forgotten The virtue of kindness being kind I want you to hear a story 20 years ago, I drove a cab for a living when I arrived at 2:30 in the morning The building was dark, except for a single light in a ground-floor window under these circumstances.
Many cab drivers would just honk once or twice, wait a minute then drive away.
But I had seen too many impoverished people who depended on taxis as their only means of transportation to drive away Unless.
The situation smelled of danger.
I always went to the door.
So I walked to the door and knocked, just a moment, Answered a frail elderly.
Voice, After, a long pause, the door opened a small woman in her 80s, stood before me, By her side was a small nylon suitcase, Would.
You carry that this bag out to the car for me.
She said, I took the suitcase out and returned to assist.
She took my arm and walked slowly toward the curb She kept thanking me for my kindness, It's.
Nothing I told her I, just try to treat all my passengers the way I would want my mother treated When.
We got in the cab.
She gave me an address.
Then she said, oh by the way, could you drive through downtown? It's? Not the shortest way,? Oh, I, don't.
Mind, I'm in no hurry.
I'm on my way to a hospice I looked in the rear-view mirror and her eyes were glistening.
I, don't have any family left.
She said, Almost to herself.
Doctor, says, I, don't have very long.
Quietly reached over shut off the meter What route.
Would you like me to take For the next two hours,? We drove all around the city She showed me the building where she had once worked as an elevator operator.
We drove through the neighborhood where she and her husband had lived when they were newlyweds.
She had me pull up in front of a furniture warehouse that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl Sometimes.
She had asked me to slow down in front of a particular building or corner.
She would sit staring into the darkness.
Nothing As the first hint of sun was creasing the horizon.
She suddenly said, Okay, I'm, ready, let's go now We drove in silence to the address she had given me It was a low building two orderlies Came out to the cab.
As soon as we pulled up, they were solicitous and intent, Watching her every move.
They were expecting her.
I opened the trunk took out the small suitcase Carried it to the door.
The woman was already seated in a wheelchair.
Much do I owe you.
She asked? No.
You don't owe me anything I said.
Oh, you have to make a living.
She answered their other passengers I responded Almost without thinking, I bent over and gave her a hug She held on to me tightly, You gave an old woman a little bit of joy.
She said, Thank, you I squeezed her hand and walked into the dim morning.
Light Behind me a door.
Shut It was the sound of the closing of a life I drove aimlessly lost in thought for the rest of the day.
I could hardly talk What.
If that woman had gotten in and an angry driver earlier that morning Our one, who was impatient What, if I had refused to take the run or at hawked once and driven away? On, a quick review, I, don't think I have done anything more important In.
All my life I love that story.
Sort of helps me allow life to make up its mind again, You need to remember that story The times.
You will want to be anything but kind Because.
It is so much easier To bear a grudge and hate in return or get back or get even Hate destroys the vessel.
It's kept in Revenge, never healed a wound There's.
One thing all of us have in common.
We've been mistreated by somebody Some of you have known abuse Misunderstanding.
And all of this has a way of siphoning your tank of kindness.
It can make you hard.
And you can get on with hard.
You can get along with it Fact.
Some will even respect you more because you're, tough, But, I urge you not to be, be kind Tender-hearted, Forgiving one.
Another When, I'm, truly free of revenge and bitterness, There is plenty of room in my heart left for kindness, And, not until Do what's, right? Do justice? Love kindness, walk humbly with your God Maybe.
You were born a really nice person with a gentle.
Being kind to people comes pretty naturally to you.
But I think more of the globe is not that way Than is.
And the good news is is we can change It's amazing.
What one kind word can do we don't think anything about it But to the other person it breathes life into their spirit.
Our words, have the power to lift people to help them get through a challenge to push them into their destinies When.
You tell someone I love, you, I'm proud of you.
You did great on that project You're, not just being kind.
Those are healing words, We don't know what people are going through.
They may smile on the outside.
But on the inside They're, hurting., They're, lonely., They're, discouraged., Many, people have wounds from the past Wounds from a relationship that didn't work out Wounds from people trying to push them down Just, a simple word of encouragement.
I believe in you I'm praying for you a simple, compliment., You, look, beautiful today, It's, no, big deal to you.
But to them it's, helping heal.
It's lifting their spirits It's causing them to believe in themselves.
Your words can be what keeps them moving forward and God puts people in our lives on purpose.
So we can bring healing Letting.
People know that you care does more than you.
Imagine You have the power to put someone on their feet.
You have the power to keep them from falling into depression.
You have the power to cause them to pursue their dreams Be free with your compliments You can think well of your friend all day long.
But if you never tell them, they'll, never know, God wouldn't have brought it up.
If he didn't want you to tell them, He wouldn't have put that thought in you, if the other person didn't need, it You may not know, them.
It may not make sense to you, but God knows what he's doing There's.
A reason they need your healing Don't withhold.
It Don't, try to reason it out.
My early 20s, a young man started coming up to the gym to play basketball with us.
He was a loner.
He was very unfriendly.
He never talked even during the games.
He wouldn't interact with us.
Most of the guys just ignored him.
But something down in here told me to reach out to him and make him feel welcome, I found out that his name was Bo When.
He would come into the gym, I would go over and say, hey, Bo., It's, great to see you today.
He never said, anything, He just hit his chest twice and walked away.
I, didn't know what that meant.
But I hit my chest twice and walked away This went on for several years.
I saw him, four or five times a week.
Well, I stopped playing basketball there and I hadn't seen beau in over 20 years, One Sunday.
He showed up at church.
I saw him, afterwards.
I thought, where do I know this guy, from? He said, I'm, Bo., We used to play basketball together.
The most I've ever heard him.
Talk He went on to tell how he grew up in the projects At 14.
He started living on his own Nobody.
He never felt loved or accepted.
He said, one of the main reasons I went up to the gym was to hear.
You say, great to see you today.
Nobody had told me that they were glad to see me.
Those simple words, Letting him know that I cared were like life-giving water.
Today Bo is married.
He introduced me to his children.
He's setting, a new standard for his family.
Am I saying? Nobody is in your life by accident.
Don't ignore what you feel on the inside That compassion to encourage them that desire to be their friend Take time to make them feel loved Doesn't have to be something big just good to see you.
I believe in you I'm praying for you Just, let them know that you care.
- You will get more of what you focus on. Pay attention to whether you are noticing the faults of others or their acts of kindness. ...
- Model acts of kindness. Help all those you can. ...
- Create a "Ways to be Helpful" book. ...
- Record acts of kindness. ...
- Play kindness charades. ...
- Write notes of kindness.
- “Be good to yourself. ...
- “This is what you're going through, not who you are.”
- “I hope you are surrounded by people who are good for your spirit.”
- “You are amazing for facing this with so much courage and hope.”
- “The most important thing right now is to focus on getting better…
- Begin with the end in mind and tell a story. Have you ever been left at the end of a speech wondering, “What was the point of this talk?” Don't do that to your audience. ...
- Write out your material. Professional speakers don't just make stuff up. ...
- On stage, be an amplified version of you.
Example: "I'm great at focusing on the positive aspects of any situation and communicating with others. These two abilities together, my optimism and communication, help me motivate others by sharing positivity with them. I try to improve their day and help them become more determined to finish tasks."How do you respond to an inspirational post? ›
1) Thank you for the encouragement and inspiration today. This has been a great help! I'm going through a very difficult time right now and have been pretty down about everything.How do you write feedback for a motivational speaker? ›
But the feedback tends to be of the type: “Oh, I loved your speech!”, “Thank you for that inspirational speech” and “Oh, that was amazing!” etc. In other words overly positive - but generally not very specific feedback.What is a good short positive message? ›
Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude. You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream. Every day may not be good… but there's something good in every day. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.How do you appreciate motivational quotes? ›
- “Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don't keep it a secret.” — ...
- “Excellence is not a skill, it's an attitude!” — ...
- “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” —
She wrote an inspiring book about her battle against ill health. He was an inspiring teacher. She was one of the most inspiring people I've ever met. She was a very strong, impressive character and one of the most inspiring people I've ever met.What is a motivational sentence for successful? ›
- Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.
- The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
- It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
What is the definition of positive motivation? Positive motivation is when a person wants to pursue a certain outcome to gain a reward, instead of to avoid something negative. For example, working out every day to get a sculpted body is positive motivation, because you're adding something to your life.What are positive motivations? ›
the impulse to engage in behaviors that result in desired outcomes, such as wanting to work hard in order to obtain praise or promotion from an employer.How do you encourage someone to be a good person? ›
- Notice Those Who Encourage You. ...
- Pay Attention And Listen. ...
- Watch How You Speak. ...
- Praise Others For Their Help And Efforts. ...
- Try To Acknowledge Others. ...
- If You Introduce Someone Try To Include Something Positive About Them. ...
- Celebrate All The Wins. ...
- Lastly Don't Forget The Power Of Your Smile!
- Put Others Before Yourself.
- Everyone Needs a Hug.
- Lend a Helping Hand.
- Brighten Someone's (or Everyone's) Day.
- Help Those Who Can't Help Themselves.
- Be Honest.
- Inspire with Some Music.
- Give Someone Something Beautiful.
- Interpersonal Interaction.
- Life Experiences.
- Psychological Science.
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” “Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.” “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.”