Spreading Happiness, One Day at a Time

kindnessToday is Monday, April 7, 2014.

The Ripple Kindness Project originated in Australia in 2012.  The organization was founded “to provide opportunities, information, resources and education to assist people everywhere in experiencing the magic” of kindness.  Today’s illustrated quote comes from their Facebook page.  Lawrence G. Lovasik was a Catholic missionary priest of the Society of the Divine Word, but his words would just as well come out of the mouth of a Buddhist.  (The Dalai Lama famously said, “Kindness is my religion.”)

Try to make at least one person happy every day.  If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word.  If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. –Lawrence G. Lovasik

This should be doable for everyone, even those who can’t get out of their homes much anymore.  I would add that if you can’t make another person happy, it is perfectly OK to make yourself happy.  The world certainly doesn’t need another grumpy person!

If you need some inspiration, go to The Ripple Project’s website linked above for more information.  I’d like to share one more quote that appears on their website.

Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time.  We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.  We are the change that we seek.  –Barack Obama

If you want to make a change in the world, make this change.  If you are a parent, make this a family project.  If you are a grandparent, tell your grandchildren.  If you are a teacher, tell your students about this project and encourage them to participate.  If you are a scout leader or youth group adviser, consider doing this project with your group.  Even if you don’t deal with children in your life, consider participating on your own.  Everyone can do this.  🙂

 

is to provide
opportunities, information, resources and education to assist people
everywhere in experiencing the magic this good old fashioned value holds. – See more at: http://ripplekindness.org/home/about-us/#sthash.TG4ILXOa.dpuf
is to provide
opportunities, information, resources and education to assist people
everywhere in experiencing the magic this good old fashioned value holds. – See more at: http://ripplekindness.org/home/about-us/#sthash.TG4ILXOa.dpuf
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