In Tiny Acts of Kindness, author-illustrator Thuy Ha weaves a heartwarming rhythmic tale about the magical powers of kindness.
Author: Thuy Ha
Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press
From a simple smile to a soft wave hello, tiny acts of kindness can fly to faraway places . . . then flutter right back into your arms. In Tiny Acts of Kindness, author-illustrator Thuy Ha weaves a heartwarming rhythmic tale about the magical powers of kindness.
Full of inspiring meditations, affirmations, and true stories, this book acts as a guide to creating real change in our world through acts of kindness. All over the nation and beyond, people are realizing the power of kindness.
Author: The Editors of Random Acts of Kindness
Publisher: Mango Media
A Course in Compassion From the creators of the Random Acts of Kindness series comes this practical guide to kindness. Full of inspiring meditations, affirmations, and true stories, this book acts as a guide to creating real change in our world through acts of kindness. Join the kindness revolution. All over the nation and beyond, people are realizing the power of kindness. With one act, you can change someone’s day—and make the world a better place. It doesn’t take much to offer kind words or deeds to someone, but it can change the whole course of their day. When we participate in random acts of kindness, we join the movement of building a better future. This book by the editors of the Random Acts of Kindness series, with a foreword by Rabbi Harold Kushner, presents readers with a motivational guide to living out kindness each day of our lives. Inspirational stories and simple suggestions. From the wake of Hurricane Katrina to the tragedy of the tsunami to troops in Iraq performing acts of daily compassion, this book highlights the ways in which people are working towards creating a more benevolent world. It demonstrates the weight that a single act of compassion can have and how powerful our actions can be when we all join together. In addition to inspiring true stories, this “course in compassion” includes meditations, affirmations, and suggestions for how you can go out and make a difference. Filled with practical wisdom and motivational quotes, this book is your go-to guide for turning the kindness spark into a flame. Learn more about: How to practice random acts of kindness The impact that compassion has on our world Stories of kindness changing people’s lives If you’ve read books like Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Power of Kindness, Go Be Kind, How Can I Help?, or A Year of Positive Thinking, you’ll love Practice Random Acts of Kindness.
Kindness is a revolution whose time has come and, while most people sincerely want to be more caring, Practice Random Acts of Kindness brings it all home with simple suggestions of how to be kinder and why.
Author: Random Acts of Kindness
Publisher: Conari Press
Kindness is a revolution whose time has come and, while most people sincerely want to be more caring, Practice Random Acts of Kindness brings it all home with simple suggestions of how to be kinder and why. From the wake of Hurricane Katrina to the tragedy of the tsunami to troops in Iraq performing acts of daily compassion, we see many glimpses of what a more benevolent world might look like. In Practice Random Acts of Kindness, the editors who flamed the spark of kindness tell us exactly how we can create this future and effect REAL change through kindness. The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is a nonprofit organization supporting tens of thousands of people committed to spreading kindness throughout the world. Formed in 1995, it currently organizes National Random Acts of Kindness Week and a year-round "Kindness in the Schools" project. It has been recognized by President Clinton and media outlets such as Oprah, The Leeza Gibbons Show, and ABC News.
Practice tiny acts of kindness! Easy peasy! • Pay it forward. Stop for a moment and think of something kind that someone once said to you.
Author: Brenda Knight
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
Great ideas on how to improve the world all year long, from simple acts you can do for yourself to big things you can do for your community, and more. In 1995, a small group of people at Conari Press came together around the idea that small gestures and simple acts can make a difference in people's lives. Thus, Random Acts of Kindness was born. But they had no idea how big this little idea would become, or that it would sell over one million copies. This good-humored guide to being the change you want to see in the world is filled with suggestions for making a real difference, in ways both large and small. From improving someone’s life with just one penny to ensuring all children are well fed, the day-by-day positive proposals of Random Acts of Kindness combine inspiration with action. Despite the hurly-burly of our busy lives, we can all make a beneficial impact on the environment, throughout out local community, and within our own hearts. This book of inspired ideas and good deeds conveys how the power of one?that is, you?can make a better world starting today! This little book shows how to start?with the small, with the particular, with the individual?in order to make a difference in the world. Random Acts of Kindness features: True stories about acts of kindness and generosity of spirit Suggestions for living more compassionately Inspirational quotes to get you started Celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Week in February. Perform deeds of compassion and consideration toward others.
Everyday acts can build up overtime; seemingly tiny, almost unrecognizable acts can ... If we all move forward in tiny acts of kindness, we like the sea, ...
Author: Joann M. Wills
Publisher: WestBow Press
Are you facing challenges in life? Do you feel like you are facing an uphill climb? Do you need food for your spirit and a safe place to rest? If so, then welcome this book. Peruse its pages, savor the Scripture verses, and slowly sip the quotes from great thought leaders. Rest and listen deeply, so the written words can provoke a personal message for you. Prepare yourself for the next level of your journey en route to your summit.
This book proves it! In these true, heartwarming stories, you will meet remarkable beings - not only dogs and cats, but gorillas, dolphins, bears, seagulls, rats and even a pig - who have performed amazing acts of love and compassion.
Author: Stephanie LaLand
Publisher: Conari Press
If you have ever loved an animal, you have already suspected that there is something special about them. This book proves it! In these true, heartwarming stories, you will meet remarkable beings - not only dogs and cats, but gorillas, dolphins, bears, seagulls, rats and even a pig - who have performed amazing acts of love and compassion. You will also learn fascinating facts about the inherent kindness of animals toward humans and one another. This is a uniquely memorable and inspiring gift for animal lovers around the world.
Your act of kindness doesn't have to be a grandiose gesture. Experiment with even tiny acts of kindness to see what results you get.
Author: Alexandra Chauran
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Transform the way you interact with the world around you using Compassion is the Key to Everything, a practical, nondenominational book on discovering and exemplifying your own idea of what it means to be a compassionate person. Alexandra Chauran provides a guide to creating your personal code of ethics and integrating compassion into your life and community. Explore your life’s purpose, nurture a peaceful existence, and strengthen your relationships with this book’s guidance on finding your own path. And unlike other books or spiritual programs that espouse specific diets or purchasing choices, Compassion is the Key to Everything provides insights that are adaptable to any lifestyle. Through exercises, meditations, and more, you’ll learn to stop judging yourself and others and start making the world a better place.
101 Stories of Compassion and Paying It Forward Amy Newmark ... me with this one tiny act, this one thing that would stay with me for the rest of my life.
Author: Amy Newmark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A collection of 101 uplifting, true stories will help you see the hidden heroes around you and inspire you to be a hero in someone else's life. From random acts of kindness to doing what's right, this book shows how positive attitudes and good deeds can change the world. Print run 50,000.
If you show kindness to others, they are more likely to be kind to you; they will be drawn to you ... Even a tiny act of kindness, like smiling at a person, ...
Author: David A. Clark
Publisher: Guilford Publications
If you have trouble bouncing back from low moods or just feel stuck in the doldrums much of the time, renowned cognitive behavior therapist David A. Clark has a clear message: there are simple yet powerful steps you can take to feel better. This encouraging book presents 80 strategies you can use to reduce sadness, promote positive feelings of contentment and joy, and decrease your risk for full-blown depression. Vivid stories and concrete examples help you learn specific methods for: *Nipping negativity in the bud. *Making unhappiness less overwhelming. *Defusing self-criticism and rumination. *Boosting your energy and motivation for change. *Feeling more confident and hopeful every day. Using the practical tools in the book--forms, worksheets, and self-assessment quizzes--makes it easy to create and stick to a mood repair action plan. You can download and print additional copies of these tools as needed. The strategies that Dr. Clark provides are grounded in cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology research--and they work. Discover proven ways to start living a more satisfying and productive life.
How Small Acts of Kindness Really Can Change the World Ferial Pearson ... The results of this one tiny act of kindness set Agent Star on a path that quite ...
Author: Ferial Pearson
Publisher: BQB Publishing
This is the book that teachers, school counselors, school psychologists, and school administrators have been looking for. With the current political climate, frequency of school shootings, and rising concern for students' mental health, schools are desperate for ideas on how to teach students to be kind. In this book, educators can find guidance on how different education professionals have implemented The Secret Kindness Agents Project, having tweaked it for their unique contexts, from preschool through university levels. Administrators and other school professionals will also find research outlining how The Secret Kindness Agents project impacted twenty-three edeucators, their students, and their contexts, as well as research that underscores the need for kindness education in general. The Secret Kindness Agents project has been implemented in over 500 schools around the world; from preschool through university level; in public, private, and homeschool settings; and in rural, urban, and suburban settings. It is all over the United States, three provinces in Canada, in Cameroon, Kenya, Australia, Fiji, and the Philippines. The project has been highlighted by Teaching Tolerance Magazine, the Hallmark Channel, and Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation and is the focus of the author's TEDX Talk and her first book, The Secret Kindness Agents: How Small Acts of Kindness Really Can Change the World.
I said it almost as a kindness to him, so that he'd have something to do – a plan of action with steps to be taken and crossed off.
Author: Lucy Lawrie
Publisher: Black & White Publishing
Surviving motherhood? It's all about having the right support network. Lawyer Cassie has a new baby, a husband who converses mainly through jokes, a best friend on the other side of the world, and a taskforce of Babycraft mums who make her feel she has about as much maternal aptitude as a jellyfish. Husband Jonathan dismisses Cassie's maternal anxieties, but is he really paying attention to his struggling wife? He's started sleep talking and it seems there's more on his mind than he's letting on. Then sexy, swaggering ex-boyfriend Malkie saunters into Cassie's life again. Unlike Jonathan, he 'gets' her. He'd like to get her into bed again, too... And on top of all her emotional turmoil, she also finds herself advising a funeral director on ghost protocol and becomes involved in anactof hotel spa fraud, never mind hiding cans of wasp spray all over the house to deal with the stalker who seems to be lurking everywhere she looks. Marriage and motherhood isn't the fairytale Cassie thought it would be. Will her strange new world fall apart around her or willtinyactsoflovebe enough to get her through? Funny, perceptive and real, TinyActsofLove portrays the rawness of motherhood, the flipside ofloveand the powerful lure of paths not taken. PRAISE FOR TINYACTSOFLOVE 'A beautiful portrayal of the tribulations of becoming a new mum, it's a fantastic debut.' OK MAGAZINE 'Funny, poignant and honest, this is a cracker of a debut novel.' THE SUN 'With tear-provoking moments and chapters that will make you laugh out loud, this page-turner is impossible to put down.' CLOSER MAGAZINE (4 Stars) 'If you have ever been a new parent, every moment of this novel will resonate with you. If you have not, you are still in for a fantastic and invigorating peek into one fictional family's life ... Really cannot recommend this highly enough.' LIZLOVESBOOKS (Blog)
When I mention that I am Jewish, all of the kindness drains out of her face, her rosy cheeks and welcoming grin replaced with a shark's smile as she asks, ...
Author: Jared Singer
Publisher: SCB Distributors
Singer’s highly anticipated debut book collects and transforms work from his ten years as a mainstay of the NYC poetry scene. With work that ranges from the laugh out loud funny to the silence and rage of loss, Forgive Yourself These Tiny Acts of Self-Destruction is a must read. As the book unfolds Jared guides the reader through fresh takes on the discussion of body image and body positivity side by side with all too familiar discussions of mental health, anxiety and suicide. It explores the complex cloth that is American culture and New York in particular, taking extra time to examine his identity as a Jewish American and how that underpins the authors daily experience. Forgive Yourself is a modern handbook for finding yourself and your place without losing your way.
This is why tiny acts of kindness, from people we know as well as from strangers, touch us so deeply. They remind us that someone cares enough to see us, ...
Author: Nataly Kogan
Publisher: Sounds True
Experience more joy and meaning each day—and have greater resilience when times get tough What if you could be happier, right now, without radically changing your life? As nationally recognized happiness expert Nataly Kogan teaches, happiness is not a nice feeling or a frivolous extra. It’s a critical, non-negotiable ingredient for living a fulfilling, meaningful, and healthy life—and it’s a skill that we can all learn and improve through practice. In Happier Now, Nataly shares an illuminating, inspiring, and science-based guide to help you build your happier skills and live with more joy, starting now. Nataly’s own journey from Russian refugee to successful investor, tech executive, and founder and CEO of Happier taught her an important lesson: no matter how much you accomplish, how much you live the “right” way, or even how much gratitude you practice, life won’t always be smooth. “We experience genuine and lasting happiness when we stop trying to turn the negative into the positive,” Nataly writes, “and when we embrace the full range of our human emotions with compassion and strength.” ? Throughout this engaging guide, Nataly describes how she went from being cynical and resistant to the ideas behind self-improvement and spirituality, to studying everything she could on the science of happiness, to completely shifting her mind-set. You’ll learn five core practices for building your happier skills—acceptance, gratitude, intentional kindness, knowing your bigger why, and self-care—along with the scientific research that supports each one. Highlights include: Daily Anchors—Cultivate a custom set of simple daily practices, fine-tuned for your emotional health needs Bring more joy and meaning into your life as it is—without needing to make difficult or time-consuming changes How happiness leads to many of the things you want in life, rather than results from them Learn an effective five-minute happier workout for whenever you need a boost Strengthen your “emotional immune system” so you can be okay when times are tough—and bounce back to happy sooner Specific instructions for tools and techniques that work—based on what’s actually happening in your brain Effective exercises, journaling prompts, and key insights for developing each core happier skill As Nataly says: “It’s time to stop saying ‘I’ll be happy when . . .’ and start saying ‘I’m happier now because . . .’”
Where were the billions of tiny acts of kindness in Rwanda during the massacres? Did the prisoners in Pol Pot's Cambodia think life was good after all?
Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Publisher: A&C Black
Orcas (or killer whales) are one of the planet's supreme predators. Alongside humans, they have the most complex brains to be found in nature. But while one of these two species has killed 200 million members of its own kind in the twentieth century alone, the other has killed none. This is where Jeffrey Masson's fascinating new book begins: there is something different about humans. Masson has shown us that animals can teach us much about our own emotions - about love (dogs), contentment (cats) and grief (elephants). But they have much to teach us about the negative emotions such as anger and aggression as well, and in unexpected ways. In Beasts he demonstrates that the violence we perceive in the 'wild' is mostly a matter of projection. We link the basest human behaviour to animals, to 'beasts', and claim the high ground for our species. We are least 'human', we think, when we succumb to our primitive, animal instincts. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Animal predators kill to survive, but there is nothing in the annals of animal aggression remotely equivalent to the violence mankind has inflicted upon itself. Humans, and humans in our modern industrialised world in particular, are the most violent species in existence. We lack what all other animals have: a check on aggression that serves the species rather than destroys it. And it is here that animals have something vitally important to teach us about ourselves.
It is those small tiny acts of kindness and care that add up to bring about real transformations, not only locally but globally as well.
Author: Joy Kapur
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
It is almost impossible to capture the richness and the beauty of the idea contained in this book within the confines of one book or thousand books. This is the essence of my own thinking and reflection, based on my spiritual studies from various sources of knowledge and the wisdom of the ancient seers in the last forty years or so of my life. It will be more appropriate to say that it is a product of my new awareness or call it the gift of grace that I have been able to put together multi-faceted ideas about the “Heart” in a new frame of light. We hear about the heart everywhere, whether it is in a romantic tune or about love from the heart or emotions emanating from the heart or somebody singing about his or her broken heart. Contrary to the popular belief that it is the brain that does everything and that it is mind or the brain that is the seat of consciousness; we now know that it is the heart, not the physical but the spiritual heart that is linked to the source of infinite intelligence. Since ages, in every culture and every religion, much has been written about the heart metaphorically. As per the wisdom of the ancient Hindu seers, Greek and Buddhist scholars; heart is the seat of human consciousness. Here are the lines from Rig Veda (X129), written more than 3,000 years ago”: “In the One arose Love, Love the first seed of the Soul The truth of this the sages knew Found hidden in their hearts, Seeking therein the essence of wisdom, The sages found that bond of union Between the known & the Unknown.” Mankind has reached the highest expression of life or perhaps coming close to the ultimate states of human evolution when it comes to emotions, feelings, perceptions and subtler or higher realms of consciousness. The natural laws of the universe are coaxing the humanity to seek the oneness, the unity and the harmony in the hearts of everybody and everywhere by rising above any barriers of divisiveness and separateness. It is true that we can observe the mind through that faculty of the mind, which observes the mind, call it the faculty of reflection or self-introspection. It is the mind that observes the lower mind or the monkey mind and through developing this new awareness, becomes the higher mind. Let us call this the super-mind. This super-mind has the faculty to absorb the heart-based consciousness beyond the limited and conditioned consciousness of the baser mind. In other words it is only through the light of this new awareness that mind becomes the super-mind. It is only through unity of the mind with the heart that the aspirant can experience a quantum leap in awareness and bestows the aspirant with keen intelligence. This keen intelligence is not a product of the lower mind but the mind that soaked in the heart-consciousness and the ennobling qualities connected with the heart. The heart is far more than a mere organ that pumps blood all day long, it is a generator of information energy and its cells are storehouses of info-energetic memories. Heart is a feeling, thinking, receiving and communicating organ having spiritual powers. Heart is the most sophisticated internal cosmic antenna, capable of receiving and remitting healing rays, through thoughts, feelings and prayers in the form of positive vibrations. This not based on some heresy or some old man’s tale or hunches, it is based on self-knowledge, wisdom and discernment and qualities of head and heart. It is your thoughts and passions deep down your heart that determine who you are and your core passions and what you will be based on knowing first and then implementing those passions through a plan of action. When we know what we are deep down in our heart, it is easy to go about following what we love and loving what we do. All our desires, ambitions, fears, loves and passions reside in embryonic form in our heart-center. We are naturally attracted to whatever we secretly harbor in our heart’s DNA, and whatever we harbor with passion has the p
Beth writes down 'Tiny Acts of Kindness' in her notebook and decides to forgive the coffee shop its design pretensions. Nix gestures for her to join him at ...
Publisher: Hachette UK
Loughborough Junction, summer 2013. A shopkeeper has gone missing and rumour is rife. What happened to him? Who has the motive and who the means to do him in? Has he been done in? And where will everyone get their fags, booze and lottery tickets without him? Local artist Beth Lamb sets out to investigate. But when you play detective in your own neighbourhood, things are bound to get complicated... Exquisite Corpse: Or, How Not to Kill Your Neighbours is Southbank Centre's first ever novel, written on Twitter by members of the public as part of the 2013 Festival of Neighbourhood. Curated by ten leading novelists - Stella Duffy, Alex Preston, Kamila Shamsie, Stuart Evers, Naomi Alderman, Vanessa Gebbie, Marcel Theroux, G Willow Wilson, Matt Haig and Joe Dunthorne - this unique publication brings together ideas of collaboration, participation and community... and is a thrilling read too!
I'll never know every single sign-up, each individual act of kindness sparked by the initial Facebook post. Many TNTs, small but powerful acts of kindness, ...
Author: Adrian Webster
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
TINY NOTICEABLE THINGS DISCOVER HOW TINY CHANGES AND ACTIONS CAN REVOLUTIONISE CUSTOMER AND EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION TNTs are Tiny Noticeable Things. People don’t need to do them, but when they do, they can have a phenomenal and explosive impact. From remembering someone’s first name and recalling how they prefer to take their coffee, to sending someone a handwritten ‘thank you’ note, they are all the little cost-nothing engagers that create the biggest, longest-lasting impressions. They show you care, they blow people away, and they make a very big difference. In Tiny Noticeable Things, best-selling author Adrian Webster shares his ideas along with the personal experiences of over 100 contributors to help you harness the power of TNTs and take your organisation and personal relationships to the next level. Discover the tiny tweaks that elevate the most successful teams to astounding heights, find out what makes employees genuinely happy, hear from customers about the subtle ‘human’ touches that have put smiles on their faces, and gain invaluable insights into how just the smallest of things can give such a positive lift to those around us. If you want to differentiate yourself, don’t overlook the TNTs! WARNING – THIS BOOK COULD SERIOUSLY IMPACT YOUR BUSINESS ‘I often say at work no-one can help everyone but everyone can help someone. I once had one of three hundred volunteers on a community build say “I can’t believe there’s generosity on such a scale.” The truth was each of those people gave what they could but the sum of those individual gifts of time and skill built a facility that changed vulnerable people’s lives. That for me is what TNTs are all about.’ Nick Knowles – TV Presenter & Motivational Speaker
Love is found, noticed, and cherished in tiny moments of thoughtfulness. The writer Wendy Widom tells how one man's tiny act of kindness changed her future.
Author: Ken Page
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Lose weight. Act confident. Play hard to get. This approach to dating doesn’t lead to love, it leads to insecurity and loneliness. In Deeper Dating, psychotherapist Ken Page offers a new path to finding meaningful and lasting relationships. Learn how to attract people who love you for who you really are, become more self-assured and emotionally available, and lose your taste for relationships that diminish your self-esteem. With exercises, practical tools, and inspiring stories, Deeper Dating will guide you on a journey to find the love—and personal fulfillment—you long for.
... them for their nice appear- Dusands of tiny acts of kindness ARE love in ce. ... If it 1, it can't help but produce acts of kindness, he more you act ...
Author: Jr. Gilgut
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
This book "describes five qualities of the soul that are especially important in achieving spiritual fulfillment. Three of these concern balance -- 'having your head on straight.' The other two have to do with service to others. Service is necessary so that your achievement of balance bears fruit -- it is love that is shared with others. This book offers guideliness to help you decide where you are now in your spiritual journey and whether you are ready for the next step. Only a huge amount of self confidence in one's inner integrity can permit such a seemingly reckless leap of faith to jump clear of rules and taboos. Thus the book is intended for older, rather than younger, readers."--Page 4 of cover.
It is so tiny that the kindness is bound to seem trivial. But multiplied by hundreds or thousands of similar acts, it does amount to psychological ...
Author: Joel J. Kupperman
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
Now available together as a set for a discounted price: Theories of Human Nature, with, Human Nature: A Reader, by Joel J. Kupperman.