A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

Kindness is contagious and doesn’t cost a thing.

Kindness is an investment. Good karma is the return.

Money makes you rich. Kindness makes you great.

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.

Choose kindness…It matters.

Do good. Be great. Believe there is good in the world.

Be kind to others. Your random act of kindness might become someone’s best lifetime memory.

Sometimes, a single random act of kindness can become the spark that ignites a revolution.

Be nice to people. Sometimes, a smile is all it takes to start a chain of kindness.

Be kind to others without expecting anything in return. Karma is keeping a tab.

Kindness may be blind but it is the most eye-opening feeling one can get. Thanks for being kind.

Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.

Have courage and be kind.

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. - Mark Twain

When words are both true and kind, they can change the world. —Buddha

Be a little kinder than you have to. —E. Bennett

Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. —Malala Yousafzai

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. —Mahatma Gandhi

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. —Robert Louis Stevenson

Believe there is good in the world.—Unknown

The world is full of kind people...If you can't find one, be one. - Unknown

Kindness is free; Let's pass it on. - Unknown

I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. - Vincent Van Gogh

We don't have to agree on anything to be kind to one another. - Unknown

If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that. - Unknown

Every act of kindness creates a ripple with no end. - Unknown

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. - Jane Goodall

Go be kind. - Unknown

Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. - Maya Angelou

Children Who Give

Aside from modeling philanthropy yourself, if you want your children to become charitable citizens, start teaching them about it when they’re young. Here are some suggestions to get them started.

  1. Teaching children to share is Charity 101. The concept of sharing is a good way to begin to teach young children about the concept of giving. When a child gives a toy or snack to another, they’re learning to share. As it becomes age-appropriate, you can use the concept of sharing to explain charity.
  2. You’re never too young to give to a good cause. “Trick or Treat for UNICEF” is a great charitable event many children participate in. It began back in 1950, as a way for children to raise money for other children in need throughout the world. By Trick-or-Treating for donations on Halloween, through this program, children in the United States have collected close to $177 million for children in developing countries and learned about the art of giving.
  3. Give from the toy box. Teach children to go through their toys and games and give away what they’re no longer playing with. The same goes for clothing they’ve outgrown or don’t like. Bring it all to a local charity with your child and discuss how it makes them feel when they give and how it may feel for the child who gets their things.
  4. Give allowance. No matter how big or small an allowance is, you can teach your children that giving a small percentage is a responsible and civic-minded thing to do. Together you can research organizations that might inspire them—perhaps they like animals, for instance. It’s not about the size of the donation, it’s about the habit they’re developing.

Bottom Line: Charity really does start at home. Teaching your children to be life-long givers is a very good thing for all of us.

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