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

There Goes the Neighborhood (For the Better!).

No need for pandemic pandemonium, when you have neighbors! Here are a few ways to connect with the people on your street so that you all feel a little better while practicing safe social distancing.

  1. To say this is a challenging time for everybody would be an understatement, but it’s particularly hard for your neighbors who are older, or for those who live alone. Now’s the time to reach out. Leave them notes or ask if they can talk through the door or window. The first thing to do is ask about how they’re doing, and offer your help. Since it may be hard for the elderly to get out at all, see if you can help by grocery shopping, picking up the mail, prescriptions from the pharmacy, or anything else they might need. If they have email or can text, ask them to trade recipes with you, or start a virtual online game with them. Most importantly, let them know they aren’t alone in this and you’re only a few houses away.
  2. Hearts for Healthcare Workers is a Facebook group featuring messages of encouragement for healthcare workers. They suggest putting hearts on your front door to let docs, nurses and everyone at the hospital know that you appreciate them. Get the kids involved and make them for your whole neighborhood!
  3. Make a sign for your front porch that says thank you to everybody out there working, from your mail carrier to the UPS, food, newspaper and takeout delivery workers, etc. Kids can help too. Thanking people has never been more important than right now.
  4. If you don’t already have one, start a neighborhood email group so everyone can communicate about important area issues, needs, etc. Slip a simple note in your neighbor’s box, asking them to send you their email and start it up. This will be helpful during this crisis, but also long after it ends. (Which can’t be soon enough!)

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