Kindness

Day 15: Be kind especially when your first instinct is to be unkind

In reflecting on this action I thought about how helpful I have found both Buddhist meditation and also Quaker wisdom. I find ‘Quaker faith & practice’ a wonderful resource of sayings and writings gleaned by Friends over the past 350 years. There is lots that is helpful in relation being kind when perhaps it does […]

150 Acts of Kindness – Thank you one and all for your support

A big thank you to everyone who has sponsored me in my 150 Acts of Kindness (listed below) for Quaker Social Action, and helped me to meet my goal of £1500.Thank you too to those who have supported me in other ways – it’s been really important.

This been a wonderful experience and I have learned […]

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Acts of Kindness Nos. 141 – 150 (out of 150)

These acts of kindness take me to my goal of 150. I am so very grateful for the sponsorship, encouragement and support I’ve received. In a later post I will list all 150 and reflect on the experience. So, I’ve:

141. Shared my reflections about being an ‘everyday Quaker’

142. Gave a talk to a library group […]

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Acts of Kindness Nos. 101 – 140 (out of 150)

World Kindness Day (13 November) was ‘… a day to celebrate and promote kindness in all its forms’. I will nearly have reached my goal of 150 acts of kindness in order to raise £1500 for Quaker Social Action, and once again the recipients of these acts have varied: other people, the environment, myself … […]

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Acts of Kindness Nos. 86 – 100 (out of 150)

Although I am raising funds for Quaker Social Action, readers of this blog will know that I have found that by acting kindly I have often experienced happiness myself. I also hope that kindness will have an impact on others. Action for Happiness is a movement that aims to ‘help people take action for a happier and […]

By |October 8th, 2017|Acts of Kindness, All posts, Kindness|0 Comments

Acts of Kindness Nos. 81 – 85 (out of 150)

Over the past few weeks I have witnessed many acts of kindness, and I have carried out a number myself. However I am aware that although I am a vegetarian I do not often go out of my way to show kindness to animals, birds, ants, reptiles … I have tried encouraging birds to our […]

By |September 24th, 2017|Acts of Kindness, All posts, Kindness|0 Comments

Acts of Kindness Nos. 66 – 80 (out of 150)

Although I am enjoying carrying out acts of kindness it is a challenge finding ones that are ‘different’, and so I am seeking inspiration from a number of sources. These include hearing of kind acts undertaken by others, and being on the receiving end of kindness myself. So here are 15 more, and if you […]

By |September 13th, 2017|Acts of Kindness, All posts, Kindness|0 Comments

Acts of Kindness Nos. 56 – 65 (out of 150)

There is some evidence that happiness is associated with altruism such as being kind to others. Something that helps me feel happier and more positive is gratitude. This may be concerned with something specific that has happened or, for example, being grateful for having a particular friend, or being part of my Quaker community. And earlier […]

By |August 16th, 2017|Acts of Kindness, All posts, Kindness|0 Comments

Acts of Kindness Nos. 51 – 55 (out of 150)

It is a little while since I reported on my acts of kindness. I’ve been away for a couple of weeks and enjoyed many things including a warm welcome from Friends in Dorset when we attended meeting. The photo is from the special garden of the beautiful and historic Quaker Meeting House in Bridport, Dorset, […]

By |July 8th, 2017|Acts of Kindness, All posts, Kindness|0 Comments

Acts of Kindness Nos. 46 – 50 (out of 150)

 

So the UK election is over. After a busy time leafleting, telling at a polling station, and calling up folk to try to get the vote out, followed by a late late night, I’m reflecting on what has happened. I was inspired during the campaign by the ‘hope not fear’ message, and I hope that […]

By |June 9th, 2017|Acts of Kindness, All posts, Kindness|0 Comments