Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all mushy romance. While that’s certainly the traditional meaning in many cultures – it can just be a day to really celebrate Love. To connect with the special people in your life and really let them know how much they mean to you.
I’m a big believer in “as within, so without.” When we have peace, joy, love and harmony inside – that’s what we put out into the world at large. And it makes a difference. A BIG difference. You can make a difference to someone.
In fact, that’s one of the reasons I really love social media so much. We have a chance to connect with people all over world and let some folks know that they are not alone.
If you see someone today, give them the gift of your full attention – if even for a brief moment. A genuine smile and eye contact can make a person’s day — you’ll see them suddenly light up, because they’ve really been seen!
When you see someone in a store, restaurant, at the checkout, or you’re passing by a colleague today, really see the person and connect from the heart.
I truly hope this is a magical and special day for you and others around you that you impact!
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KINDNESS. The word itself seems to have been forgotten these days, as we go about our busy lives without a care about anyone else.
But with World Kindness Day today November 13, 2009; it’s not too late to take action.
The date for World Kindness Day is November 13th. This was the opening day of the first World Kindness Movement® conference held at Tokyo in 1998.
The purpose of World Kindness Day is to look beyond ourselves, beyond the boundaries of our country, beyond our culture, our race, our religion; and realize we are citizens of the world. As world citizens we have a commonality, and must realize that if progress is to be made in human relations we must focus on what we have in common and put our differences aside.
Make it a point today to do something nice for someone – a friend, a stranger, a family member, anyone. Do something random and not expected. Open the door for the person behind you. Buy a coffee or drink for the person behind you in line at the restaurant. Or just ask someone how they are doing and actually stay and listen to their response and what they have to say.
Take this day to start being kind; and don’t wait for a national day to do it again. Make a change in your life and you will be able to change the lives of others for the better.
excerpts from article by Victoria Barker
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Sunday, April 19, 2009.
Today before church service I was able to take some extra time and help one of our new praise band members with some of the music for the service. Spending the extra time helped him to feel more at ease and comfortable playing the songs.
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