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By:  Veronica  •  Generic  •  last year  •  39 comments

I SAW THIS Pic
"Try A Little Kindness"

It got me thinking of an old song sung by Glen Campbell:




If you see your brother standing by the road
With a heavy load from the seeds he's sowed
And if you see your sister falling by the way
Just stop and say, you're going the wrong way


You got to try a little kindness
Yes show a little kindness
Just shine your light for everyone to see
And if you try a little kindness
Then you'll overlook the blindness
Of narrow-minded people on the narrow-minded streets


Don't walk around the down and out
Lend a helping hand instead of doubt
And the kindness that you show every day
Will help someone along their way




You got to try a little kindness
Yes show a little kindness
Just shine your light for everyone to see
And if you try a little kindness
Then you'll overlook the blindness
Of narrow-minded people on the narrow-minded streets


You got to try a little kindness
Yes show a little kindness
Just shine your light for everyone to see
And if you try a little kindness
Then you'll overlook the blindness
Of narrow-minded people on the narrow-minded streets





Source:  LyricFind


Songwriters: Bobby Austin / Curt Sapaugh




I think the Golden Rule is needed now more than ever.  Just think what a little thinking of others first, thinking before speaking, or thinking before acting could do.  I am tired of the back biting, the insult flinging...  I feel done.



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Veronica
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1  author  Veronica    last year

At least try.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Veronica @1    last year

You're a nice person

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
1.1.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1    last year

Thank you.  

 
 
 
MrFrost
Professor Principal
2  MrFrost    last year

Paid for an elderly ladies groceries last week. No reason, she was behind me in the checkout line. She didn't have a lot of stuff, maybe 10 items. I think she reminded me of my mother, may she RIP. 

 
 
 
Veronica
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2.1  author  Veronica  replied to  MrFrost @2    last year

That is a wonderful thing to do.  A few years ago we lost power on one side of our street.  One of our neighbors brought us a pizza.  The following year it was the other side of the street that was without power and we took soup and stew to the three families across the street from us. 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
PhD Expert
3  Greg Jones    last year

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Veronica
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3.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Greg Jones @3    last year

SIgh

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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3.1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Veronica @3.1    last year

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Sparty On
PhD Principal
4  Sparty On    last year

Great advice for all of us but especially for some of the clearly very, very angry people here.

They must be hurting big time!

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
4.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Sparty On @4    last year

I see not only anger, but fear. I see a lot of angry people at my workplace.  The saddest thing for me is that I see it begin to affect me.  I begin to feel anger in return.  I have been doing more rituals and meditation to have the anger dissipate, because it began affecting my home life.  

I resolve daily to try and diffuse anger around me, but as a flawed human being I do lose patience and my temper.  Then I begin again.

 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
PhD Expert
4.1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Veronica @4.1    last year

There is a certain mostly political tone to this site. If one does not adhere to it or embrace it, then one is called out and demeaned for having different views and opinions.

After several years on the dearly departed Newsvine, I enjoy the back and forth that goes on here...but too often it gets personal...sometimes I even go too far. The mods can't or won't control it.

It's not your job to diffuse others anger, but to let it bounce off of you...you have to detach. If it is directed at you, then that is another matter that needs to be resolved.

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
4.1.2  Sparty On  replied to  Veronica @4.1    last year
I resolve daily to try and diffuse anger around me, but as a flawed human being I do lose patience and my temper.  Then I begin again.

A noble goal!   We are all flawed and could regularly use some forgiveness.  

Hopefully we can all give as good as we get in such cases.

 
 
 
Veronica
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4.1.3  author  Veronica  replied to  Greg Jones @4.1.1    last year

I think it is all of our jobs to try to make the world a better place.  

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
4.1.4  author  Veronica  replied to  Sparty On @4.1.2    last year

Some days it is really hard & I do struggle with it, but I hope that I will do better the next day.  

I try to be helpful to those around me - whether it is a woman in the cafeteria line that forgot her wallet and couldn't pay for her & her son's lunches ( I swiped my card for her), the older person that needs a hand with things or my niece who needs support when her daughter is back in the hospital.  I figure if I am able to help I should.

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
4.1.5  Sparty On  replied to  Veronica @4.1.4    last year

You seem like a kind soul ..... i bet you do well most days.

Keep it up, you will make a difference.

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Veronica
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4.1.6  author  Veronica  replied to  Sparty On @4.1.5    last year

Thank you..

 
 
 
It Is ME
Masters Principal
5  It Is ME    last year

Pay it forward is cool ! jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif

Although:

"Unseasonable kindness gets no thanks."   -  Thomas Fuller

We're only Human !

"THANKS" ..... and Have a wonderful day Veronica. jrSmiley_15_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
5.1  author  Veronica  replied to  It Is ME @5    last year

You, too.

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
6  Kathleen    last year

A little kindness can go a long way. I raked of my neighbors yard yesterday. They are both in their 70’s so I know it’s hard for them. That’s about all so far.. lol

I guess sometimes you have to open your heart.

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
6.1  author  Veronica  replied to  Kathleen @6    last year
I guess sometimes you have to open your heart.

Even though sometimes you can get burnt.  I have discovered though if I am truly helpful I feel better whether I get a thank you or not.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
7  Trout Giggles    last year

I saw an elderly lady in the store parking lot one day and she had some heavy grocery bags. It hurt my heart to see her lug these groceries on foot. So....I stopped and asked her if she needed a ride. She looked at me a little strangely but here I am a middle-aged lady in an SUV, I guess I didn't look like I was going to hit her in the head and take her groceries. Anyway, turned she was only going a few blocks, but those few blocks can be tedious especially if you're carrying 3 bags of groceries. I felt good when I let her out at her home.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
7.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Trout Giggles @7    last year

You're a good egg!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
7.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @7.1    last year

thanks

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
7.1.2  author  Veronica  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @7.1    last year

Hard boiled????

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
7.2  author  Veronica  replied to  Trout Giggles @7    last year

That was awesome.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
7.2.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Veronica @7.2    last year

Like you, I try. :)

 
 
 
Split Personality
PhD Principal
8  Split Personality    last year

I married an angel. 

Everywhere we go she finds something nice to say to someone whether they are waiting in line, shopping, serving tables in a restaurant

or cashing out at Trader Joe's.

I can't think of one time where anyone wasn't appreciative and every once in a while there are actually heartfelt tears and hugs.

It's kind of amazing and yes, it does rub off, even if I or her sister don't admit it.jrSmiley_82_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
8.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Split Personality @8    last year

What a lovely thing to say. 

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
8.2  author  Veronica  replied to  Split Personality @8    last year

She sounds amazing.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
9  Perrie Halpern R.A.    last year

Even small acts of kindness can make a big difference. It's the one thing that I made sure my daughters took to heart. 

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
9.2  author  Veronica  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @9    last year

I taught my children that as well.  When my son was young (8 to 9th grade) he and his best friend had a huge disagreement.  They didn't speak for months.  When school began and my son went to the cafeteria for lunch with hos friends he saw the boy sitting by himself.  He went over with his friends and sat with him because he told me the boy looked so alone.  That little piece of kindness went a long way and 13 years later they are still best of friends.

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
9.2.2  author  Veronica  replied to    last year
Hey, let's all do something nice today!

Yeah, Let's.

 
 
 
cobaltblue
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10  cobaltblue    last year

What a lovely article! We need this now more than ever. Cyberhugs all the way around!! Veronica, you're the best ... 

 
 
 
Veronica
Senior Guide
10.1  author  Veronica  replied to  cobaltblue @10    last year

Thanks....you are a wonderful person, yourself.  Hugs back to you.