Ripples #626: Kind Deposits.

Ripples #626: Kind Deposits.
For our tribe of 27,826 busy people who share encouragement and gratitude.
May 23, 2011


Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for kindness.
-Seneca, submitted by Deb, Cleveland OH


When we feel love and kindness toward others,
it not only makes others feel loved and cared for,
but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.
-His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama


I had a busy and engaging week: first stop was Wisconsin’s Fox Valley to
share some thoughts on “Reaching Out, Lifting Up: Connecting with Youth in
Crisis.” (We captured some video of the talk and I hope to share a few
clips with you this summer!) Then I made a quick trip to Colorado where I
spent a day at Metro State College of Denver.

In both of my talks, we explored the value of making “deposits” in
relationships. Our connections with others are defined more by the smaller,
daily interactions, and less by the “big stuff.” I’m hoping you can seek
some “opportunities for kindness” this week with friends, co-workers, and
strangers. Not to change the world (it could) nor to make someone else’s day
(it might), but because kindness feels good to the giver! Kindness provides
a feeling of tranquility that transcends the difficulties in our lives and
reminds us once again that there is, in fact, as much good in the world as
there is in our hearts.


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