Thursday, March 20, 2008

“Generosity brings happiness at every stage of its expression.
We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous.
We experience joy in the actual act of giving something, And we
Experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given”
The Buddha.

The Smallest gestures in life make the biggest impact.
Life is about making a difference in this world, no matter how small or large. Not all of us will win a Noble Peace prize but each of us has the ability to make a change, a difference in someone’s life each and every day. In a spiritual sense we call this the Law of Karma or the Universal Law of Cause and Effect. But to most of us it is just human nature. Making a change can be giving someone a hug, a shoulder to cry on or helping a complete stranger.
A fellow blogger recently recalled an incident when they helped a lady on an escalator. They could see that disaster was about to happen- instead of walking away they ran to assist this lady. This small of act of kindness is all it takes to make a difference in someone’s life.

When did someone give you an act of kindness?

Please your stories below.


whiteangel said...

Hello Jo,
Happy Easter to you, keep safe.
Wouldn't it be lovely if everyone could do an act of kindness, it might be a different world to live in.
Take care,

Rudy's Blog said...

Hi Joanne,

What you say is so true and the act of kindness can be so very small and yet have a significant effect.

A simple smile to a stranger on the street can sometimes bring some healing that we aren't even aware of. That simple acknowledgement of a person who may be feeling depressed can have an uplifting effect that far exceeds the simple act of kindness.



lil harry said...

HI Jo..hope you have had a good Easter weekend.

I do little things and the kids say, what are you doing? I tell them it makes me feel good and it doesn't cost anything to help.

I don't keep tabs..but awhile ago old acquaintance who unfortunately has fallen onto hard times ( with substances) turned up very late one night..I invited her in , had a coffee and listened to all her 'self- inflicted' woes that she couldnt' see..turned out she was stuck in our suburb with no way I packed the kids up and drove her a fair distance home. My son asked why..and I said just because I felt like it. We havnen't seen her since but I hope she is well.