Saturday, November 13, 2010


I was informed by The Daily Good that today is World Kindness Day. I don't think we should restrict kindness to a special day commemorating this high quality of the human spirit. But I must confess that devoting a day to it may actually do some good and serve as a reminder - for me at least. I actually caved in to its influence and made oatmeal for mother-in-law this morning though the rest of us were eating something else. So, perhaps my kindness halo shines a little brighter today.

In his new book, The Dalai Lama said, "I often say jokingly that a truly selfish person must be altruistic." I think he said that because kindness actually produces those good chemicals in the body that are a boost to health and happiness. So, this made me wonder selfishly - how can I be kind to my cyber friends today?

I came up with many wishes:

Wish that I were so grand
as to grant your every command
Wish that I were all knowing
to anticipate your needs for growing
Wish I could give you joy to enjoy
this world, a carnival, a toy.

Some recommendations:

First and foremost - be kind to yourself.


And some quotes:

"A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells someone you're at home"

Author Unknown

"It takes a lot of work from the face to let out a smile, but just think what good smiling can bring to the most important muscle of the body...the heart."
Author Unknown

"If you don't start the day with a smile, it's not too late to start practicing for tomorrow."
Author Unknown

Have a wonderful day my friends.

:) Pictures, Images and Photos

Quotes from The Quote Garden.


  1. smiles. being kind to yourself is a huge step..very nice...i will try to be kind today...smiles.

  2. Nice. Thank you for your kindness :)

  3. A kind and beautiful post. When you feel good, I feel good. Your happiness is my selfish pleasure!

  4. Smiles
    more smiles
    Big Smiles

    What beautiful thoughts and wisdom, dear Myrna. Sometimes it is so very difficult to take that effort and smile. It just does not happen. I have the practice of standing in front of the mirror and smiling at myself when I feel a bit under the weather. It works. And I am glad that it works.

    Big hugs and much love, dear Myrna.

    Joy and smiles,

  5. Oh, what a lovely post! Thank you for your kindness and for all those lovely words and quotes. I so enjoyed reading this, this made my morning. So thank you and I am sending you many kind wishes and many big smiles back.;))

  6. I wish you smiles and may all your wishes come alive Myrna

  7. this was lovely myrna and i love the quote with the smile in the window. so you managed to make me smile..thanks..

  8. I loved this post! What a nice thing to do on a Sunday (or any day for that matter!)

  9. Myrna...
    You are so refreshing...Thanks

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  11. I love it that you bring up the importance of smiling. Smiling is really under-rated and one of the simplest things we can do to be kind to each other. Sometimes I just smile at a stranger and when they smile back and we connect for a few moments it's a wonderful high!

  12. I'm sort of boggled...the world needs to be reminded to be kind?...oh, what am I talking about, all I need to do to be reminded that we live in an unkind world is to get in my car and drive.
    This was great. Glad I read it. And now, I will be doubly sure to pay attention to those around me and be kind.
    You are kind for putting this out there.

  13. My kids' third grade teacher had a sign on the blackboard at the front of the classroom that read simply, "invest in kindness". I've always remembered it.

  14. kindness is what everyone loves,
    great shout out....

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