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Be Kind To Others And The World Is Changed By You

Updated on January 3, 2013
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Remember the movie, ' Pay It Forward'? An excellent movie and tribute to the real life boy who effected the lives of so many with his simplistic, yet life-changing ideals. The thought of stepping outside of yourself and simply showing kindness to someone else. The formula was to do these acts of kindness to other people, and those people would pass it on , and so forth to infinity. He imagined how the world would change were this chain to go unbroken. This from the mind of a child. Who imagined we could all pay it forward daily. We can.

Fellow Huber Brandon M. brought up the question... "What made you laugh today"? It was a good question. Realizing that laughter has the power to make a normally stressful day easier to bear. Consider too, that making someone else laugh or smile can change not only that person's day; but everyone around them.

Now before you go to work and 'pie' your boss in the face, or give that edgy co-worker a 'wedgie'; how about a simple post-it note saying, "thanks" or "you're doing a great job". It is amazing what a kind word or deed can do. I try to make a conscious effort to positively effect the lives of those I encounter- strangers, and familiars alike.

WORDS:

Words can cut like a knife or work as a miraculous salve. One must try at all cost to know the value of words, and use them sparingly and with positive purpose. We could with our words make or break (especially with children), the

EGO :

It motivates us like a hungry beast that constantly needs feeding. Ego needs the nutrients of feeling worthy, of being accepted, and even loved. It's what tells us we have a place in this world.Even the most confident, self-assured people on the planet have egos that seem insatiable. In fact what is often "labeled" as arrogance in people, is actually is insecurity. An insecurity so profound that the need seen or told how beautiful, wonderful, and special they are. It's even okay if others won't tell them so, cause they'll constantly echo it to themselves.To stroke the ego of someone else is not always the negative. It can push someones' life positively forward.

ANONYMOUS/STRANGERS

As it has been said that kindness is it's own reward. That is good to keep in mind because people won't always reciprocate your kindness, and some will even take that kindness for weakness. That is okay, because as true kindness asks for nothing in return. When you do something kind or thoughtful anonymously; you can renew both the hope and faith of someone who'd possibly given up on both. Since a person can't connect a face to the kindness, they must at some point be pointed to the true source of all kindness, and that is God.


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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you so much Dan and I agree that we must raise that global conciousness , and realize that the things that affect you daily are just as important as the things that affect me, and that we are all the same ...just wwearing different shoes, and standing in different spots on this mudhole we call earth!

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      Dan Barfield 4 years ago from Gloucestershire, England, UK

      What a great hub!! This is a message I can firmly get behind! Raising the consciousness of the global community is a major goal that can and will be achieved through the kindess, compassion and forward thinking behavior of the individuals of which it is comprised. Voted up - awesome.

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Yes it is so true that we have to as some say... "keep our side of the street clean". Not everyone is going to appreciate our kindness but we must ignore that and do what God would want of us.

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you for the the kind words fppherj48 and the share

      Am happy you enjoyed my words

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      A very true and thought-provoking piece. You made very good points on kindness. As I was reading, I was thinking of this very same statement. your kindness can be taken as weakness and people may not always reciprocate it, but that's their issue not yours so just keep being kind.

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Truthful, loving and powerful..........You have written of my core beliefs, my passion.. and my Mantra, "Pay it Forward."

      Thank you for sharing this with us. Your heart shines through your words....and you say it so beautifully...UP+++

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you so much femmeflashpoint for your kind words... God bless you

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      femmeflashpoint 4 years ago

      Laurinzo,

      This is one of those subjects that can't be visited often enough and practiced enough.

      Nicely done. :)

      femme

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you for your kind words Deborah; but I think God picked just the right one to move such worthy goals forward

      and I have in fact learned much from you my friend!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      You are the most kindness man I know here on the hub.. thank you for who you are.. this hub is so good it should have started the HOW MOVEMENT.. we can all learn from you my friend

      Many blessing to you

      Sharing

      Debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Whata great reminder to.be kind to others..that is so important ..... God bless. you ... Debbie

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      glmclendon 5 years ago

      Good work thanks for sharing.

      Stay Well

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      Live To Write 5 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      lol... YOU ARE NOT old, and as always it is good to hear from my friend from NC.

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      Dora Weithers 5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Great reminder. Thanks for laying it out. "Kindness is its own reward" makes a beautiful motto.

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      Ginger Ruffles 5 years ago

      Good ideas. Probably getting to old for wedgies anyways.

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      Live To Write 5 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you The Quiet... I very much appreciate that.

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      The-Quietwarrior 5 years ago

      Wow. That was great. Definitely food for thought.

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      Live To Write 5 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you dulcegaede for your comment.

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      dulcegaede 5 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      What a great reminder to be kind on purpose!