Trying to start a positivity train

Whether due to the overwhelming political and climatic upheavals we see in the world or because of significant personal upheavals, staying positive has been a challenge for many/most of us these days. There are no easy answers.  More and more of us are feeling powerless to effect change.  These quotes express what may be our very best tool: the act of kindness.

Kindness-BobKerrey

Kindness-MarkTwain

Kindness-Aesop

Kindness-BoLozoff

Image sources: Readers Digest, http://www.beyondtheshopdoor.com, graciousquotes.com

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30 Responses to Trying to start a positivity train

  1. We need kindness more than ever. I’ve always felt it was vastly underrated.

  2. margiran says:

    Yes and when our kind words match our actions …. the pinnacle 👌

  3. heimdalco says:

    This is such a powerful message. I watch the news & cry, wondering why one nation has to overtake another? Why we can’t all live peacefully together.?There is nothing to lose & everything to gain if we’re kind to each other & work together. Can that really be THAT difficult to see? I don’t understand why we can’t just be kind to each other. It doesn’t cost a thing except a few minutes of our time. The rewards are astronomical.

    • Jane Fritz says:

      I know. Sadly, spreading kindness past the “us” to the “them” doesn’t seem to be easy or natural for many people. Human beings remain a work in progress. 😥

  4. Wynne Leon says:

    I love these! I’m on your train, Jane!

  5. BernieLynne says:

    It’s very true that sometimes it’s hard to find the bright side. But you are right that there are human acts of kindness happening that are of paramount importance.

  6. Yes, yes yes! It costs nothing and can give everything. The world is in desperate need of more kindness. Thank you, Jane 💕

    Deb

  7. Rose says:

    Jane, you are awesome. Thanks for sharing your kind heart with the world. ❤️

  8. dfolstad58 says:

    Kindness. Lovely positive thoughts to wind up the week. Hugs!

  9. Priti says:

    Beautiful quotes which are very necessary nowadays thanks for sharing.😊❤💕

  10. jofedorchuk says:

    Thank you, I have found that my stress level is elevated every time I watch the news, but I have to watch. Your post has made me remember I am not alone in this feeling of unease right now, that it is natural to be confused about what is going on in the world, and what will come next. But getting more involved in community charities, the food bank, the blood bank, dementia care homes helps me refocus.

    • Jane Fritz says:

      Thanks for this input. Your personal approach of giving back to your community is an excellent example of how to spread kindness and positivity – and to feel good yourself.

    • heimdalco says:

      Exactly, jofedorchuk. We are so helpless to change what is going on in this world but we CAN make a difference in our small area of influence. I think we find peace when we are doing the things we have control over.

      • Jane Fritz says:

        That’s key for maintaining our individual sanity for sure, Linda, concentrating on what we have control over. And then, as you both say, contributing to the better of your communities is a great example of how individuals can make a difference.

  11. Reblogged this on Musings and Wonderings and commented:
    Just say Hi to people you meet and thank you to every cashier.

  12. Ah so true, thank you!

  13. Easy to get discouraged. Our town is considering a moratorium on commercial solar projects. Sigh. Now is the time when it should be all systems go with alternative energy, and if views are spoiled, so be it.

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