1. Care for others genuinely

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    At its most basic, kindness is about caring genuinely for others around you, wanting the best for them, and recognizing in them the same wants, needs, aspirations, and even fears that you have too. Kindness is warm, resilient, patient, trusting, loyal, and grateful. Piero Ferrucci sees kindness as being about “making less effort” because it frees us from getting knotted up in negative attitudes and feelings such as resentment, jealousy, suspicion, and manipulation. Ultimately, kindness is deep caring for all beings.

    • Practice kindness and generosity toward others. Being out of practice, being shy, or not knowing how to reach out to others can only be overcome in the doing, by continually trying until it becomes a natural impulse to be kind and giving to others.
    • Ask for nothing in return. The greatest kindness expects nothing, comes with no strings attached, and places no conditions on anything done or said.

    Source: wikiHow

  2. This is not a way of life

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    Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron. ― Dwight D. Eisenhower

    ជនអនាថា​​រស់​នៅ​ក្នុង​មជ្ឈមណ្ឌល​បណ្តុះបណ្តាល​វិជ្ជាជីវៈ ពោធិ៍សែនជ័យ ឬ​ហៅ​ថា មណ្ឌល​ព្រៃស្ពឺ។ RFA photo

     

  3. Our Mother Earth

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    Cardamom rainforest in Cambodia

    As I walk across the earth,
    thousands of things I get to see.
    Birds fly high, soaring higher,
    and on the flowers I hear the buzz of bees.

    The sun at the dawn, rises within the hills.
    Mountains covered with snow,
    shining like the crown of silver.
    And the waves touching the cliffs.
    The waterfall flowing down
    the green-blue mountains.
    Rivers forming a dream delta
    before entering the sea.

    And while walking on the beach at night,
    I feel the cool and sweet smelling breeze.
    The slashing sound still feels like
    the sound of love and peace.
    The moon over the sea,
    shining like a ball of gold.
    And in every step my eyes hold wonder.
    I bend on my knee
    to thank the mother earth,
    And is the truth.
    it’s a great pleasure for me,
    to live in this wonderland.

    Source: Family Friend Poems
    © Shweta Banerjee

  4. When love is pure…

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    Love is two souls intertwined in such a way you can’t find their meeting place nor can you tear it apart it is one embodiment of pure pleasure & pain, joy & sorrow. ~sms4smile

  5. Constant kindness

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    Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. ~Albert Schweitzer

    Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver. ~Barbara de Angelis

     

  6. We Love our Lives, so does baby chick

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    I don’t live to eat, I only eat to live…

    I did not become a vegetarian
    for my health, I did it for
    the health of the chickens.

    ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

  7. Mean Girls are so Yesterday

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    Mean girls,
    They would only make you cry
    Mean girls,
    They would only take away your smile
    Oh mean girls,
    They’ll only make you feel different
    You know you’re you
    That’s enough for you to be content.

    Oh girl,
    Don’t take their words to heart
    You know who you are
    And that, alone, is enough

    Mean girls,
    What did I ever do to you?
    Who do you think you are?
    Someday it might be you but when you turn around,
    Your so called “friends” won’t have your back.

    How can you make me feel so insecure?
    No, you, yourself, have never been you.
    How can you ever believe that they think like that too?

    Those mean girls,
    Don’t let them run your world
    Those mean girls
    Will only make you treat your friends as strangers.
    They’ll make you feel like they’re perfect and you’re nothing
    Don’t let it get to you now
    Because you can be everything

    How would they feel if those mean girls were in my place?
    Would they put up a smile on their faces?
    Will they get hurt and feel my pain?
    Will they get laughed at and be ashamed?

    Oh mean girls, what would they feel?
    They’re making me turn my backs against my friends
    And be one of them
    But no, I’m staying with my friends
    I’m staying as me
    I won’t change.

    Poem title: Mean girls
    Poem source: Wattpad
    http://www.wattpad.com

    ….•*•.¸¸. ♥

  8. We need to meditate on what is peaceful

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    We need to meditate on what is peaceful. Once we have ‘filled up’ in this way, we once again have an abundance of love to send out into the world. ~ Jean Shinoda Bolen


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My Reflection

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Just the way it is

1. Accept everything just the way it is.
2. Do not seek pleasure for its own sake.
3. Do not, under any circumstances, depend on a partial feeling.
4. Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.
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6. Do not regret what you have done.
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