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Claudia Hall Christian
Denver, Colorado
Claudia writes great stories about good people caught in difficult situations
Interests: Beekeeping, Books, Fitness
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There are no "shoulds." My father believed that he needed to police the world. Everywhere we went, he checked people's behaviors against a fictional "should" list. "You should put your cart back." "You should park better." "You should honor your deal/sale/vague promise." And the opposite: "You didn't meet my unexpressed... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Everyday Kindness
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"You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to." There are a lot of people now who go around like fishermen. Their hooks are bated and just waiting for someone to come along and bite. They call you "lazy" or "stupid" or something cruel or even profane. Like... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Everyday Kindness
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Sometimes, you have to draw in the joy and the beauty of the world around you. Raise your hands and say "Yes. In fact I can." Being kind will only enhance your progress toward every goal. #EverydayKindness Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Everyday Kindness
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"Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or soften the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough." Franklin D Roosevelt #EverydayKindness I like posting this on the 4th of July. It's a reminder, if only to me, that all of this... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Everyday Kindness
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Joy is an essential part of life. Where do you experience joy? Adding more joy to your life is really as simple as noticing the joy you are currently experiencing. By turning your attention to your own joy, you will develop a more joyful life. Of course, being kind is... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Everyday Kindness
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Hey, a lot of people are struggling right now. Just because you are struggling doesn't mean that you are failing. Quite the opposite. Your struggle is an indication of your unfailing courageous heart. Be kind. Share your courage with others. #EverydayKindness Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Everyday Kindness
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Hope. It's a four letter word that can stop a heart or give a life meaning. Human beings cannot live without hope. What gives you hope? #EverydayKindness Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Everyday Kindness
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It's been said that we live in a series of terrariums. The world, with it's gassy clouds and ozone layer, is a kind of terrarium. Each country is a kind of terrarium of culture and people. Our minds create zones of comfort so that our thought world is never challenges.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2020 at Everyday Kindness
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In these turmultous times, my mind has turned to three powerful forces -- faith, hope, and love. Our acts of kindness are acts of love. Wearing a mask is an act of love for others. Be kind. Show love. Wear your mask. #EverydayKindness Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2020 at Everyday Kindness
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Where ever you are, I hope you have a good day or a good evening. #EverydayKindness Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2020 at Everyday Kindness
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No matter how dark it feels, be kind. You will light up your world and the lives of everyone you know. #EverydayKindness Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2020 at Everyday Kindness
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I find myself craving the beautiful open spaces. Where ever you are, may you find peace, may you find beauty, may you be kind. #EverydayKindness Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2020 at Everyday Kindness
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BEING KIND TO DIFFICULT PEOPLE -- You're just angry now because you have time. You'll forget all about it soon enough. I have heard this recently about the protestors on the streets of the world. "Well, you know, school's out; kids need something to do." This is combined with a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2020 at On a Limb with Claudia
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BEING KIND TO DIFFICULT PEOPLE -- You're just angry now because you have time. You'll forget all about it soon enough. I have heard this recently about the protestors on the streets of the world. "Well, you know, school's out; kids need something to do." This is combined with a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2020 at Everyday Kindness
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BEING KIND TO DIFFICULT PEOPLE -- You're doing this wrong. There's a lot of finger wagging going around right now. "You should do this!" "You should do that." "Why aren't you out at the protests?" "Why are those kids protesting?" "If you don't post these three words on your timeline,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2020 at On a Limb with Claudia
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BEING KIND TO DIFFICULT PEOPLE -- You're doing this wrong. There's a lot of finger wagging going around right now. "You should do this!" "You should do that." "Why aren't you out at the protests?" "Why are those kids protesting?" "If you don't post these three words on your timeline,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2020 at Everyday Kindness
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BEING KIND TO DIFFICULT PEOPLE - mini-course -- You have no reason to be so angry. "You have no reason to be SO angry." I heard this the first time when I was in fifth grade after I caught the teacher in a lie. I angrily asked her why she... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2020 at Everyday Kindness
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BEING KIND TO DIFFICULT PEOPLE - mini-course -- You have no reason to be so angry. "You have no reason to be SO angry." I heard this the first time when I was in fifth grade after I caught the teacher in a lie. I angrily asked her why she... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2020 at On a Limb with Claudia
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BEING KIND TO DIFFICULT PEOPLE -- Some people are going to hate you (part three) When I was in grad school, I was assigned a book by Dr. Brian Weiss. Dr. Weiss is a psychiatrist who "discovered" past life trauma in his patients. (Okay, stop rolling your eyes. There is... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2020 at Everyday Kindness
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BEING KIND TO DIFFICULT PEOPLE -- Some people are going to hate you (part three) When I was in grad school, I was assigned a book by Dr. Brian Weiss. Dr. Weiss is a psychiatrist who "discovered" past life trauma in his patients. (Okay, stop rolling your eyes. There is... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2020 at On a Limb with Claudia
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BEING KIND TO DIFFICULT PEOPLE - Don't stand so close to me Grocery shopping in 2020 is like running a marathon. First, you get your list together. You hope and pray that the shelves will reveal such rare items as toilet paper or baking yeast. You get your mask ready... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2020 at Everyday Kindness
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BEING KIND TO DIFFICULT PEOPLE - Don't stand so close to me Grocery shopping in 2020 is like running a marathon. First, you get your list together. You hope and pray that the shelves will reveal such rare items as toilet paper or baking yeast. You get your mask ready... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2020 at On a Limb with Claudia
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HOW TO BE KIND TO DIFFICULT PEOPLE -- A MINI-COURSE - getting started (part one) One thing I'm asked, over and over again, is how to deal with difficult people while being kind. As we move forward, we all need to refresh our skills in dealing with difficult people --... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2020 at On a Limb with Claudia
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HOW TO BE KIND TO DIFFICULT PEOPLE -- A MINI-COURSE - getting started (part one) One thing I'm asked, over and over again, is how to deal with difficult people while being kind. As we move forward, we all need to refresh our skills in dealing with difficult people --... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2020 at Everyday Kindness
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We are all a little parched right now from stress, frustration, the increase in noise of everyone being home, the G-D virus, and those who are playing the moral limbo. It's time to turn our focus on what we can control -- OUR attitude, OUR actions, OUR well-being. Let kindness... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2020 at Everyday Kindness