Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Upping My Kindness Game


--by drjoybug, posted Aug 4, 2021
I have been upping my game on kindness lately. Last year spent in the hospital and nursing home, I was limited to simple politeness to all. Since being home in mid March, I have been cleaning out my stuff, allowing me to donate many boxes of clothes, shoes and books, as well as nic nacks.

This TNH quote struck a cord with me because of this increased giving:

"Yes, there is tremendous suffering all over the world, but knowing this need not paralyze us. If we practice mindful breathing, mindful walking, mindful sitting, and working in mindfulness, we try our best to help, and we can have peace in our heart. Worrying does not accomplish anything. Even if you worry twenty times more, it will not change the situation of the world. In fact, your anxiety will only make things worse. Even though things are not as we would like, we can still be content, knowing we are trying our best and will continue to do so. If we don't know how to breathe, smile, and live every moment of our life deeply, we will never be able to help anyone."

- Thich Nhat Hanh, in “The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching”.
Artwork: © Buddha Doodles
#Mindfulness #InnerPeace

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DANCE wrote: Thank you for donating your things, hopefully someone will make good use of them
Mish wrote: Sent this TNH quote & your graphic to someone who so needs this.
mindyjourney wrote: It’s a great thing to clear the “decks!”. Enjoy the deeper give and lightening ❤️
Lt33 wrote: Thank u I so needed to hear this today 😀
Balou wrote: Great graphic ... and quote. Thanks for sharing! ... and I believe you have been spreading very much kindness already, Joy!
Cyctw wrote: Worrying is so draining and paralyzing for me. I try to always remember two passages; the serenity prayer and Nimo's graduation song🕉️🌈.
pluto178 wrote: A great new beginning x
dotmatrix wrote: This is now a favorite post. Thank you. ♥.
bluebuddha wrote: I love that quote. You might also enjoy this one by him, that speaks to your actions:

"It takes time to practice generosity, but being generous is the best use of our time." -- Thich Nhat Hanh
Margazhi wrote: This is the second time you're posting what I read only yesterday?

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