Your Challenge Today:

Be Kind!

By Bernadette Kathryn, LMT, IHLC


 

This is my simple religion.

There is no need for temples;

no need for complicated philosophy.

Our own brain, our own heart is our temple;

the philosophy is kindness.

~ Dalai Lama

 


 

A little bit of kindness can go a long way to creating happiness in ourselves and others. Words can transform a life, they can bring peace, comfort and support to others.

 

  • A smile
  • A helping hand
  • Kind words
  • A sincere gesture

 

You can always find something positive to say in any situation, it just depends on your perspective. These are examples of some of the Dale Carnegie principles from How to Win Friends and Influence People

 

  • Become genuinely interested in other people
  • Never criticize, condemn or complain!
  • Give honest and sincere appreciation
  • Make the other person feel important and do it sincerely

 


 

According to The Random Acts of Kindness,

“it can take up to ten positive comments to counter-act one negative one. Positive affirmations are a very powerful tool. They change how we think and feel about ourselves, which then helps us transform our attitudes and actions with others. When we think positively about ourselves, our perspectives change and we are more able to see the positive in others.”