KINDNESS

 

Kindness spreads and touches everyone!

Police Officer’s Final Act of Kindness Caught on Tape Before Dying
This is truly heartwrenching, but it’s also inspirational. We can all ask ourselves, how will the rest of the world talk about us when we’re gone? In the case of this police officer, he will never be forgotten.


Because one has no idea what our next moment will bring, but we can be fearless by being true and Kind to ourself, and Kind to the other. Share a warm, sincere smile with everyone that you greet, can you?

“As long as we observe love for others and respect for their rights and dignity in our daily lives, then whether we are learned or unlearned, whether we believe in the Buddha or God, follow some religion or none at all, as long as we have compassion for others and conduct ourselves with restraint out of a sense of responsibility, there is no doubt we will be happy.” Dalai Lama

kind⋅ness  [kahynd-nis]
–noun
1. the state or quality of being kind: kindness to animals.
2. a kind act; favor: his many kindnesses to me.
3. kind behavior: I will never forget your kindness.
4. friendly feeling; liking.
Origin:
1250–1300; ME kindenes. See kind 1 , -ness

Synonyms:
1, 3. benignity, benevolence, humanity, generosity, charity, sympathy, compassion, tenderness. 2. good turn.

Antonyms:
1. malevolence. 3. cruelty.

 

One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness-

it is usually returned.

Health Benefits of Kindness

Numerous scientific studies show that acts of kindness result in significant health benefits, both physical and mental. Here are some key points:

  • Helping contributes to the maintenance of good health, and it can diminish the effect of diseases and disorders serious and minor, psychological and physical.
  • A rush of euphoria, followed by a longer period of calm, after performing a kind act is often referred to as a “helper’s high,” involving physical sensations and the release of the body’s natural painkillers, the endorphins. This initial rush is then followed by a longer-lasting period of improved emotional well-being.
  • Stress-related health problems improve after performing kind acts. Helping reverses feelings of depression, supplies social contact, and decreases feelings of hostility and isolation that can cause stress, overeating, ulcers, etc. A drop in stress may, for some people, decrease the constriction within the lungs that leads to asthma attacks.
  • Helping can enhance our feelings of joyfulness, emotional resilience, and vigor, and can reduce the unhealthy sense of isolation.
  • A decrease in both the intensity and the awareness of physical pain can occur.
  • The incidence of attitudes, such as chronic hostility, that negatively arouse and damage the body is reduced.
  • The health benefits and sense of well-being return for hours or even days whenever the helping act is remembered.
  • An increased sense of self-worth, greater happiness, and optimism, as well as a decrease in feelings of helplessness and depression, is achieved.
  • Once we establish an “affiliative connection” with someone – a relationship of friendship, love, or some sort of positive bonding – we feel emotions that can strengthen the immune system.
  • Adopting an altruistic lifestyle is a critical component of mental health.
  • The practice of caring for strangers translates to immense immune and healing benefits.
  • Regular club attendance, volunteering, entertaining, or faith group attendance is the happiness equivalent of getting a college degree or more than doubling your income.

Source: Luks, Allan. The Healing Power of Doing Good: The Health and Spiritual Benefits of Helping Others. New York: iUniverse.com, 2001. Our thanks to the Niagara Wellness Council, Niagara Fall, NY, for compiling this list from Luks’ book. The Niagara Wellness Council may be reached by email at niagwellness@opticlick.com.

 

There is a ‘visioning’ process currently in progress with a weekly brief meditation occuring every Sunday immediately after the Sunday gathering at CCL. If you wish to be a part of the visioning meditation you are welcome to join us at 12:15 PM at the assembly hall for this ‘heart centered’ time. (go here to get directions)

USA’s Kindness News

Human Kindness Foundation

Carry Out Random Acts of Kindness Daily

KINDNESS – New ways we give and volunteer

Connecting The World Through Kindness

Kindness Ideas

Community of Kindness

The Kindness Cure

Are We Wired For Kindness

Center For Unconditional Love

Camp Courageous

Adventures In Missions

 

  6 Responses to “KINDNESS”

  1. I love this article, thank you! It makes perfect sense, also explains why when I’m having an intense day I call my niece to see how I can help her. So we both benefit!

  2. There is a good article “Heart, Hormones, and Emotion” that speaks to the effects of different emotions on our bodies. See: http://heartforgiveness.us/?p=89

  3. Beautiful! <3 Love and Bliss to you all,
    Namaste

  4. Hi Johan,
    Saw you on my mailing list and had to visit your site as the name intrigued me :-) I’ll put a link to this page on my site

    Blessings to you and all !!!

    Carl :-)

  5. Love the work you are doing, Carl. Let’s collaborate.

  6. When they had testified and preached the word of the Lord. Acts 8:25
    Beloved Pastor in Christ
    Warm Greetings to you in the mighty name of Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.
    I am praising our lord JESUS for giving me a chance to meet our ministry is an Independent, Interdenominational, Indigenous, Evangelical, Revival, Prayer and Fellowship. I like to inform you that the lord has chosen native rural people to be His servant in Andhra Pradesh State – South India to preach the gospel and establish His kingdom. Our people are Hindu god’s worshippers, idolaters living in rural village and worshipping Hindu gods and losing their salvation. Aim forced to know about Hinduism and truth of it so that I can speak to the perishing Hindus and convince them and understand the true God, who can save the people from banged of sin. I realized that every child of God has personal responsibility to preach the gospel to the extent of his own capacity and opportunity. This responsibility shouldn’t be neglected and this obey to the lords commandment where souls are being tried and ripened there God is having out pillars for his church and for His kingdom. These people for whom we are preaching are very live in the primitive poverty on the edge of salvation. Their simple food is rationed with government tickets and living in a rural areas. They have no running water and they proper lighting like others of electricity, but candles. The lord’s work of a living Christian and a strong church open the great discovery that unselfishness and happiness go hand in hand. The lord enabled me to dedicate my life to do His work. I’ve started the Lord Gospel work an” planted some indigenous churches in rural areas of A.P state as we felt the great need for these ill irate and uncivilized untouchable neglected multitudes people completely ignored by all. The situation of the present worked have been changed in the aspects of human life so the realization and understanding of the Christian faith to receive the new birth born again ate preaching also need to be grown. This should be developed scripturally and spiritually were can we look and find for hope and substance, since independence did not bring happiness and stability. We know that it lives in Jesus Christ the savior and his word. Trusting the Lord completely and praying and faithfully.
    We can understand it as per (Psalm 121). The church in to days world must be as apostolic, Biblical, ancient reformed and evangelical we are poor Indian idol worshippers accepted Christ as savior to some extent but liberally and ignorant of the subordinate standers of wast ministry confess also catechism in their original text. Please supply us the required material, strengthen and our church faith preaching.
    The Lord helped us to establish some churches congregation district in our AP state India our gospel workers and Pastors am holding monthly Bible classes for those people and preaching. I am meeting these saints’ expenses for their traveling, food, charges and other expenses. Please pray for this development and advancement of lord’s work in this AP state I am anxiously expecting with prayer for the knowledge to use in our area. . They are learning many things from Bible teachers to win new souls and to plant new churches and to lead in spiritual way their churches .pastors conference three days and 200 Pastors attending and getting heavenly blessing, we are providing them free food and giving pens, note books other expenses for their traveling to long distance preachers, because they are unable to pay their charges for train or bus. Overcoming many problems and difficulties in our efforts to help many destitute poor and needy people showing them Christ’s compassion and love, let us all pray God to give us his holy presence in all our activities/deeds to help the under privileged destitute people to improve their lives physically mentally and spiritually . ….commit these to faithful men who sill be able to teach other also. 2 Tim 2: 2.
    We are conducting Pastors Seminar and Gospel meetings crusade for their Spiritual growth in these seminars they are doing workshops they are learning many things from Bible Teachers to win new souls and to plant new Churches and to lead spiritual way their Churches. If God willing we are planning to Conduct Seminar in our area. Hence I am inviting you in the name of our lord Jesus Christ, to participate to share word of god in our Leadership training and crusade Gospel meetings and this un-reached area to extend the kingdom of God your participation will help us to go forward to save many trodden souls I his ministry, because now is the right time of salvation.
    Go ye into the entire world, and preach the word of God gospel to every creature, Marks 16: 16. We do also praying for you and family in our daily. May God bless you richly, thanking you so much and expecting your whole hearted cooperation in the field of our great evangelical work I hope to hear from you so soon.
    Thanking you Very Much
    Yours Servants of Jesus Christ
    Pastor.Prem and Mrs. .Deena
    Postal Address:
    Rev.D.Premanandam
    Founder/President
    EBENEZER ASSOCIATION FOR SOCIAL AWARENESS (EASA)
    Jaggayah Chrervu – PITHAPURAM-533450
    E. G. Dist. Andhra Pradesh- S.INDIA
    Phone Number: 0091-8869-250756
    Cell : 0091-9949906761

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