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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Continue To Be Kind To Others

                               Fourth of July, memories of our Weber Grill
and random acts of kindness

Another holiday, this one the fourth of July.  This one brings back memories of my family, especially my dad who I miss dearly.  It was just him and I and Peppy our last dog and the Weber grill, it was 2009 and I'd do the grilling, we had a garage over hang so we grilled almost all seasons, but there's nothing like a 4th of July with your family and dad is and was my family, dad passed December 2010, he was 85, his last words to me were, "you I don't worry about you are the most resourceful person I know," and "continue to be kind to others," which I did and continue to do and is the topic of today's post, random acts of kindness.

I don't know about you, but being kind to others makes me feel good and living with Bipolar and HIV, I welcome as much feeling good as I can get, and it's free, not from a pill, but from your heart.

I never know what or how I'm going to write about, or how to approach it, so this time I asked our friend "Google," "random acts of kindness and depression," and with in .41 seconds, got  321,000 results.  Guess what, it's proven that random acts of kindness helps combat depression.  Thanks dad as even in your passing you continued to teach me something I was doing, but never understood why.

So I leave you all with a few of the 321,000 links and like my dad, ask each of you to continue to be kind to others, especially all of you who like me struggle with depression, Bipolar disorder and possible HIV/AIDS.

Kindness doesn't cost a thing, one I do often is offer to brew a cup of tea or bring up some filtered water for co-workers, others in the morning is holding those heavy glass doors exiting the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, 10 seconds is all it takes during rush hour.  Offering your seat on bus or subway.

So feeling blue consider being kind to others, now that I know why I do it so often it makes sense and works for me, give it a try.

Random Acts of Kindness and a Smile

Kind of Matter

Five easy fixes to improve your mood

Random Acts of Kindness when feeling suicidal

Inspirational Quotes on Random Acts of Kindness

"Your greatness is measured by your kindness; your education and intellect by your modesty; your ignorance is betrayed by your suspicions and prejudices, and your real caliber is measured by the consideration and tolerance you have for others."

William J.H. Boetcker (1873-1962)

"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." 

The 14th Dalai Lama (1935)

"Those who make compassion an essential part of their lives find the joy of life. Kindness deepens the spirit and produces rewards that cannot be completely explained in words. It is an experience more powerful than words. To become acquainted with kindness one must be prepared to learn new things and feel new feelings. Kindness is more than a philosophy of the mind. It is a philosophy of the spirit." 

Robert J. Furey 

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