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"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love."
Lao Tzu

"One kind word can warm three winter months."
Japanese Proverb

"Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate."
Albert Schweitzer

"Spread love everywhere you go: First of all in your own house... let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting."
Mother Teresa of Calcutta

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
Leo F. Buscaglia

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."
Mother Teresa of Calcutta

"Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end."
Scott Adams

"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

"Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo."
Winnie the Pooh (By Milne)

"Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning."
Frederick W. Faber

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Kindness Definition: Friendly, helpful, well meaning.

Etymology of 'Kindness'
c.1300, "courtesy, noble deeds," from kind (adj.) + -ness. Meaning "kind deeds; kind feelings" is from late 14c. Old English kyndnes meant "nation; produce, an increase.". Kind: "friendly, deliberately doing good to others," from Old English gecynde "natural, native, innate," originally "with the feeling of relatives for each other," from Proto-Germanic *gakundiz "natural, native," from *kunjam. Kin: c.1200, from Old English cynn "family; race; kind, sort, rank; nature; gender, sex," from Proto-Germanic *kunjam "family" (cf. Old Frisian kenn, Old Saxon kunni, Old Norse kyn, Old High German chunni "kin, race;" Danish and Swedish kön, Middle Dutch, Dutch kunne "sex, gender;" Gothic kuni "family, race," Old Norse kundr "son," German Kind "child"), from PIE *gen(e)- "to produce".

Positive Suggestions:
"Awaken your natural Kindness"
"Perfect Kindness is within you"
"Allow yourself to feel Kindness now"
"Accept Kindness"
"Trust in your Kindness"
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The Power of Kindness: The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life
by Piero FerrucciSearch for Piero Ferrucci
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"A book after my own heart!"?His Holiness The Dalai Lama

The Power of Kindness is a stirring examination of a simple but profound concept. Piero Ferrucci, one of the world's most respected transpersonal psychologists, explores the many surprising facets of kindness and argues that it is this trait that will not only lead to our own individual happiness and the happiness of those around us, but will guide us in a world that has become cold, anxious, difficult, and frightening.
Piero Ferrucci warns against the dangers of "global cooling." As the pace of living grows faster and the impact of new technologies more insistent, communications become hurried and impersonal. The drive for profit overrides the heart. Warmth and genuine presence fade.

In eighteen interlocking chapters, Dr. Ferrucci reveals that the kindest people are the most likely to thrive, to enable others to thrive, and to slowly but steadily turn our world away from violence, self-centeredness, and narcissism- and toward love. Writing with a rare combination of sensitivity and intellectual depth, Dr. Ferrucci shows that, ultimately, kindness is not a luxury in our world but rather a necessity for us all.
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The Kindness Handbook: A Practical Companion
by Sharon SalzbergSearch for Sharon Salzberg
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Why is it that kindness seems so hard to give precisely when it's needed most? With The Kindness Handbook, bestselling author Sharon Salzberg answers this question and more in her practical companion to inspire generosity of the spirit in any life situation.

Just as cruelty can ravage lives and trample hope, kindness can be the quality we choose to steer our lives, teaches Salzberg. Whether you're frustrated that your plane is hours late, a friend is unhappy and you can't seem to help, or you and your partner can't communicate, her gentle guidebook will help you respond to others-and yourself-in a genuinely loving way.

It has been said that kindness is "compassion in action." But kindness is not just about being nice; it's a profound spiritual practice. Here is an important resource for anyone wondering how to cultivate an open heart, empathy, and inner peace-each and every day.

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On Kindness
by Adam Phillips, Barbara Taylor
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Kindness is the foundation of the world's great religions and most-enduring philosophies. Why, then, does being kind feel so dangerous? If we crave kindness with such intensity, why is it often the last pleasure we permit ourselves? And why--despite our longing--are we often suspicious when we are on the receiving end of it?

Drawing on intellectual history, literature, psychoanalysis, and contemporary social theory, this brief and essential book will return to its readers what Marcus Aurelius declared was mankind's "greatest delight": the intense satisfactions of generosity and compassion.


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Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards))
by Jacqueline WoodsonSearch for Jacqueline Woodson
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WINNER OF A CORETTA SCOTT KING HONOR AND THE JANE ADDAMS PEACE AWARD!

Each kindness makes the world a little better

This unforgettable book is written and illustrated by the award-winning team that created The Other Side and the Caldecott Honor winner Coming On Home Soon. With its powerful anti-bullying message and striking art, it will resonate with readers long after they've put it down.

Chloe and her friends won't play with the new girl, Maya. Every time Maya tries to join Chloe and her friends, they reject her. Eventually Maya stops coming to school. When Chloe's teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change the world, Chloe is stung by the lost opportunity for friendship, and thinks about how much better it could have been if she'd shown a little kindness toward Maya.
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Kindness Is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler
by Margery CuylerSearch for Margery Cuyler
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When Mrs. Ruler asks five of her kindergarteners to miss recess, she's got a special plan up her sleeve. She's about to teach a new golden rule:

KINDNESS IS COOL!

Soon the entire class is doing so many good deeds that their kindness bulletin board barely fits their classroom!

From clearing the table after dinner, to helping the elderly, one kindergarten class is proving that kids really can make a difference.

Count along with Mrs. Ruler's class. Can all their good deeds really add up to 100 acts of kindness?

Acclaimed picture book author Margery Cuyler will inspire children of all ages to have a heart and save the world!
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Kindness: A Treasury of Buddhist Wisdom for Children and Parents (This Little Light of Mine)
by Sarah ConoverSearch for Sarah Conover
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Sarah Conover's collection of traditional Buddhist tales leads us to the kind of implicit understanding of ourselves and others that only stories can provide. Following the Buddha through his various transformations, these clarified, often humorous narrative journeys open the ancient masters profound and gentle teachings to persons of all ages, religions, races, and ideological persuasions. Over and over this marvelous book tells us, "let go of your anger, your fear, your greedy desire. Embrace gladness. Follow the path." And the stories themselves, simply as stories, from a wondrous pageant: of elephants, monkeys, monks, and men working through foolishness toward wisdom and delight.
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The Berenstain Bears: Kindness Counts (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights)
by Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain
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Brother Bear loves everything to do with model airplanes, whether it?s building, fixing, or flying them. But when he shares one of his prized planes with a younger cub will his kindness be returned?
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The Hidden Power of Kindness: A Practical Handbook for Souls Who Dare to Transform the World, One Deed at a Time
by Lawrence G. LovasikSearch for Lawrence G. Lovasik
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Kindness counts. If you have trouble acting with the consistent kindness our Lord expects, your relationships with God and those you love may be suffering.

Probably you just can't find the time and can't ever seem to develop the patience that you need in order to be consistently kind amid the irritations that afflict you daily. That's why this book is such a godsend.

There's nothing complicated or magical about learning to be kinder; it just takes greater attention to the things that you do and how you do them. The Hidden Power of Kindness shows you how to become more aware of even your most offhand daily actions. You'll find simple, step-by-step, and spiritually crucial directions for how to overcome the habitual unkindnesses that creep undetected into the behavior of even the most careful souls.

If you want to make progress in the spiritual life, you can't afford to miss the bracing insights in this handbook for souls who yearn to be kinder. They'll give you years of solid help in overcoming sin so that you'll live more fully with others and truly transform your corner of the world!

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-?Four ways you can become more considerate . . . immediately!
-Sympathy: why it's your spiritual responsibility to show it to others and five ways you can start doing so
-Three things to do and three things you must not do in order to grow kinder quickly
-Four surprising reasons why it's spiritually dangerous to criticize others
-?Three sure-fire remedies to eliminate sinful anger from your life
-?Seven ways you can turn to your own spiritual benefit the wrongs that others do to you
-Six ways you can find and root out the hidden envy that may be choking your spirit right now
-?And much more to help you grow kinder and holier!
-Practical step-by-step instructions for overcoming all forms of unkindness and meanness
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The Invisible Boy
by Trudy LudwigSearch for Trudy Ludwig
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Meet Brian, the invisible boy. Nobody ever seems to notice him or think to include him in their group, game, or birthday party . . . until, that is, a new kid comes to class.

When Justin, the new boy, arrives, Brian is the first to make him feel welcome. And when Brian and Justin team up to work on a class project together, Brian finds a way to shine.

From esteemed author and speaker Trudy Ludwig and acclaimed illustrator Patrice Barton, this gentle story shows how small acts of kindness can help children feel included and allow them to flourish. Any parent, teacher, or counselor looking for material that sensitively addresses the needs of quieter children will find The Invisible Boy a valuable and important resource. 

Includes backmatter with discussion questions and resources for further reading. 


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Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids
by Carol McCloudSearch for Carol McCloud
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For more information on bucket filling and free downloadables and resources, visit bucketfillers101.com.

Through simple prose and vivid illustrations, this heartwarming book encourages positive behavior as children see how rewarding it is to express daily kindness, appreciation, and love. Bucket filling and dipping are effective metaphors for understanding the effects of our actions and words on the well being of others and ourselves.

Winner of Fifteen Awards:

2007 - Best Children's Picture Book, Behavioral, Mom's Choice Awards
2007 - Best Children's Picture Book, Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards
2007 - Best Children's Picture Book, DIY Book Festival
2007 - Best Children's Picture Book, Books-and-Authors.net
2007 - Top 10 Children's Books, Best You Can Be Foundation
2007 - Honorable Mention, Children's Books, London Book Festival
2008 - Silver Medal, Children's/Young Adult Non-Fiction Books, Nautilus Book Awards
2008 - Best Children's Interest Book, NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards
2011 - First Place, Educational/Instructional Books, Purple Dragonfly Book Awards
2012 - Winner, Children's Books, Southern California Book Festival
2012 - Winner, Children's Books, 9th Annual Learning Magazine's Teacher's Choice Awards
2013 - Honorable Mention, Children's Books, The Great Southwest Book Festival
2013 - Honorable Mention, Children's Books, The Great Northwest Book Festival
2013 - Winner, Children's Books, The Great Southeast Book Festival
2013 - Honorable Mention, Children's Books, Hollywood Book Festival
 
Additional Honors:
 
2012 - Top Ten Most Inspirational Children's Book, Children's Book Guide
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