By Linda Olson

Transform Lives with Kindness

Friday, January 17, 2014

Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, tells the story of picking up a friend from the airport. He was a wealthy man, owned much more than he ever dreamt he would. Jack asked him, What is the most fulfilling moment of your life? Without thinking, he immediately responded. He said, when I was in Africa, surrounded by the kids who had nothing. I was sitting on the ground and a young boy took his little hand and put it over my chin. Then he turned my head to look at his. I asked what he was doing. He said, “I want to remember your face when I get to heaven”.  


Nothing will change a negative attitude to a positive one faster than doing an act of kindness. You cannot give from the heart and remain negative. A simple act of kindness can transform your life. Ruth Smeltzer says, “You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” The true meaning of kindness is unconditional love. We have opportunities and access to share that level of kindness everyday. Psalm 86:5 says, “You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.”


Mark Twain says,

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

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