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Discover Ireland | Random Acts of Kindness Festival in Clonakilty, Ireland Town of Clonakilty in Ireland. Statues with church near river. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Filed under: Acts of Kindness Clonakilty, Ireland, 20 July 2012 - 22 July 2012. Events organised for the Random Acts of Kindness festival that are already... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2012 at TrueStar Domains's blog
Question by Colonel Puddles: Can a simple act of kindness save a life? Tom Drucker wore a haggard expression as he slipped the key from the knob and shed his hat and coat. "Hi honey," he said absently, setting his briefcase in the nook by the closet. "Hi," Celia replied.... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2012 at TrueStar Domains's blog
The Science of 'Social Jet Lag' Filed under: Acts of Kindness "Six hours' sleep for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool," Napoleon famously prescribed. (He would have scoffed at Einstein, then, who was known to require ten hours of sleep for optimal performance.) This perceived... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2012 at TrueStar Domains's blog
10 Evolving Expressions of Simplicity Filed under: Acts of Kindness Voluntary simplicity gives voice to ways of living that are vital for building a workable and meaningful future. In the "garden of simplicity", as described in this classic article by Duane Elgin, there are many flowering expressions of the simple... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2012 at TrueStar Domains's blog
A Random Act of Recycling Filed under: Acts of Kindness Last Saturday when I was in the car with my children, I realized that I hadn't made time to do out usual recycling, and our water bottles had been piling up (in our car actually!). We were going to be... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2012 at TrueStar Domains's blog
This is a really cool idea! Imagine if someone gave you a little homemade booklet, personalized just for you, and full coupons you could redeem for little "kindness treats"! The person asking this question wants some ideas for what to include in a kindness booklet she wants to give to... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2012 at TrueStar Domains's blog
Love and Play: a Conversation with Chaz Filed under: Acts of Kindness When he speaks, you can sense a depth of earnest care in his voice. When you hear his stories, you know you're in the presence of a sacred soul. And it sort of sneaks up on you that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2012 at TrueStar Domains's blog
Celebrating Pay-it-Forward Day Filed under: Acts of Kindness Today, April 26th, is Pay-it-Forward Day, and to get fired up to celebrate it, here are ten great, real-world stories. Each demonstrates a different way of expressing kindness -- anonymously, just because it is in our own true nature. DailyGood.org Kids sharing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2012 at TrueStar Domains's blog
Doing Good In The Garden Filed under: Acts of Kindness My mother in law was telling me about her neighbour. Doris is 79 years old and lives by herself since her husband passed away last year. Her husband used to be very proud of his garden and always kept it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2012 at TrueStar Domains's blog
South Downs by David Hare / The Browning Version by Terence Rattigan: review ... Filed under: Acts of Kindness It resembles Rattigan's play in that both centre upon unexpected acts of kindness; South Downs sees John Blakemore (played by Alex Lawther) as a lonely boy given sympathy by the mother... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2012 at TrueStar Domains's blog
"A dangerous belief in our culture is that we can't change. We've all heard the disempowered statements: 'He's just grumpy. He can't change that.' or 'I will always be anxious. It's the way I was born.' "While we most certainly have genetic predispositions, the brains of individuals' young and old... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2012 at TrueStar Domains's blog
Have The Years Been Kind To You? Filed under: Acts of Kindness “Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.” ~Samuel Ullman I was looking for a quote... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2012 at TrueStar Domains's blog
Mr. Happy Man Filed under: Acts of Kindness For six hours each day, Bermuda's Johnny Barnes stands at a busy traffic intersection telling all who pass that he loves them. His delight and sincerity are infectious, and the people of the island love him back. His service is a simple... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2012 at TrueStar Domains's blog
How do you relate to the world? Are you a Fixer? A Helper? A Server? Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen's book, "Kitchen Table Wisdom," offers some great insights... Helping, Fixing or Serving? Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen author of the best-selling Kitchen Table Wisdom is a beloved storyteller and a profound voice... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2012 at TrueStar Domains's blog
Sometimes people need just a little bit of help, and the feeling of gratitude and joy from being able to provide that help is worth many times more than the material cost. This story comes from the great people at HelpOthers.Org: An Act of Kindness Given and Received I was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2012 at TrueStar Domains's blog
This is a great little story about timing and how a determined labor of love can ultimately attract the attention it deserves, even when it doesn't seem like anyone is around to notice. It's also a great example of how the attention and kindness of a stranger can inspire a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at TrueStar Domains's blog
One of the things that has always intrigued me is the ability of senior citizens to sit back and calmly observe our daily dramas with a keen eye trained by the wisdom of their years. They know what we haven't learned yet -- that worrying, getting upset and freaking out... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at TrueStar Domains's blog
Don't you just love it when someone finally "takes the bull by the horns" and "tells it like it is," "tongue in cheek," cliche after cliche? Gina Calvert, author of "From Gravel to Glory" comments on the perpetually optimistic: Stop Stressing and Find the Silver Lining I just hate it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2012 at TrueStar Domains's blog
Easter Kindness Amongst the HelpOthers Community Filed under: Acts of Kindness Some beautiful stories of Easter acts of kindness, as reported by Smile Group members of HelpOthers.org ... trionafaye shared: "Made some Easter sugar cookies. Shared them with the staff at the nursing home for the great care they provide... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at TrueStar Domains's blog
This morning I was running errands and had a sudden urge for an ice cream from McDonald's. I tried talking myself out of it; I hadn't had lunch yet; I really didn't need it; I already passed McDonald's! But I gave into my craving and turned around. A homeless man... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at TrueStar Domains's blog
Kindness is not about religion, it has nothing to do with politics and it certainly isn't reserved for specific economic classes. True kindness is not about winning "points" or being a "hero"... it's just about doing the "right" thing when someone needs help or a boost in spirit. The following... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2012 at TrueStar Domains's blog
Random Acts of Kindness come in all shapes and sizes, as you'll see in this video. What a rush to just do some little thing that brightens someone's day! It's especially wonderful when it's a random stranger. What can you do today to help someone, to give them hope or... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2012 at TrueStar Domains's blog
This is a funny and serious subject all wrapped in to one... It's funny when you think about all of the instances of "unconscious" living going on today, especially related to technology. How many videos have you seen of people running into light poles or falling into fountains while texting... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2012 at TrueStar Domains's blog
A lot of people confuse acts of kindness with giving money... and without money, they don't think they can do acts of kindness. Here's a wonderful story from the great folks at HelpOthers.Org, a superb site about Anonymous Acts of Kindness: No-cost, low-cost Acts of Kindness Today I did my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2012 at TrueStar Domains's blog