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Date d'inscription : 17/05/2007

MessageSujet: Altruism , kindness is a philosophy   Jeu 9 Jan - 11:37


Hello! Thank you for being here

Today I had a day of travels with Pepper. Something incredible happened: every person I shared an interaction with — my roommates, the people who checked me into my flights, the baristas who made me coffee, the flight attendants, the other passengers on the planes, the driver of the hotel shuttle, the person working at the front desk at the hotel… — everyone — was very, very kind to me. Giving smiles, asking how Pepper and I were doing, helping me with my bags – everyone I met today went out of their way to give kindness to us; Each caring word, kind smile, and thoughtful gesture built and refreshed my heart. My mood shifted this morning and continues to be in a bright place due to the kindness of strangers (and roommates!).

Two things:

Today taught me of the importance of being kind as much as one can — and what a huge difference that can make in one’s day/life. (My lesson: I need to be as kind as possible as often as possible.)

Today reminds me of how grateful I am for this community. Thanks to each of you, Stay Here with Me is a space and community that is kind, caring, shame-free, encouraging, honest, humorous, and supportive of one another. You all are dreams that came true. (<— Sounds so corny but I stand behind it.) THANK YOU FOR YOU.

Happy smile, happy slumber.
We are very, very, very glad that you’re alive. We are so happy you’re here. Thank you for living and for all that you share with and give to this community. Stay Here with Me would not exist without you, and you are the reason it exists. Please stay here with us.

In Kindness,
What is one piece of art that has brightened your life this week?
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MessageSujet: Re: Altruism , kindness is a philosophy   Jeu 9 Jan - 12:53

JUNE 4, 2011 AT 10:06 PM REPLY
hahaha the laptop was a telticheh joke !!!
I’m with you for the free hugs next weekend 100% let’s hug the hell out of people hehe

JUNE 6, 2011 AT 4:47 PM REPLY
Nour can join us too if she’s here. And we’ll force Batta to hug people too Very Happy

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Rick Ackerly
AUGUST 24, 2011 AT 3:46 PM REPLY
Found your site. Thought you all would like;

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AUGUST 17, 2012 AT 4:24 PM REPLY
Thank you so much for these nice words, i was really touched! Smile
Renee Lammers
DECEMBER 18, 2011 AT 11:40 PM REPLY
Hi! I love this idea! I have been giving away oil paintings each day on my blog. So far I have found 17 people to accept a free painting. I love this idea of giving…really giving!

AUGUST 17, 2012 AT 4:27 PM REPLY
That’s a beautiful idea !!!! i’ll check your blog too! So good to be able to just give like that, and those oil painting of yours will be in someone’s house admired by others, having their own life now and stories Smile

DECEMBER 25, 2011 AT 8:10 PM REPLY
very nice

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JANUARY 5, 2012 AT 9:34 AM REPLY
Great post, I am going to bookmark Random Act of Kindness ayshfi.

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Muhammad adhama
JANUARY 25, 2012 AT 11:03 PM REPLY
It makes me happy to when ever am kind to others or saw kindness been done to others by others!

APRIL 20, 2012 AT 2:54 PM REPLY
Random Act of Kindness ayshfi was saved like a favorite Smile, I like your site!

AUGUST 17, 2012 AT 4:28 PM REPLY
Thank you there! funny when i wrote this article i thought no one will ever land there or read it!

Kathy Sprinkle (@BlissHabits)
JUNE 10, 2012 AT 6:35 PM REPLY
Thank you for linking this terrific post in my Speaking of Kindness hop!

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Gryffyn Oakstead
OCTOBER 26, 2012 AT 2:58 AM REPLY
yeah, you’d be surprised how those small acts of love can impact someone hugely. and brighten up their day. and maybe they’d remember it for a long time.

FEBRUARY 22, 2013 AT 9:19 AM REPLY
(this is what’s going to be shared!)

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APRIL 30, 2013 AT 3:58 PM REPLY
Aw, this was a very nice post. Finding the time and actual effort to create a good article… but what can I say… I put things off a lot and don’t seem to get anything done.

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MAY 1, 2013 AT 9:42 AM REPLY
Greetings! Very useful advice within this post! It’s the little changes which will make the greatest changes. Many thanks for sharing!

MAY 2, 2013 AT 1:06 PM REPLY
Great information. Lucky me I found your website by accident (stumbleupon). I’ve book marked it for later!
Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon every day. It will always be helpful to read through articles from other authors and use something from their websites.
It’s difficult to find educated people about this topic, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about!
Howdy! This post could not be written any better! Going through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He constantly kept preaching about this. I’ll send this post to him. Pretty sure he will have a great read. Many thanks for sharing!
Hello there! This post couldn’t be written any better! Looking at this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept preaching about this. I will forward this post to him. Fairly certain he will have a very good read. Thank you for sharing!
This is the right blog for anyone who really wants to find out about this topic. You realize a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I actually would want to…HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a topic which has been written about for many years. Great stuff, just wonderful
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MessageSujet: Re: Altruism , kindness is a philosophy   Jeu 9 Jan - 12:54


Let’s all practice Random Act of Kindness as of this year, as of today. It’s a great way to help heal humanity. We should really start doing it ourselves as part of our daily life and not rely on others anymore to make the world a better place.Random acts of kindness are a means by which we make a deliberate attempt to brighten or help another person or stranger’s day by doing something thoughtful, caring and concerned for them… Those selfless Random acts of kindness are a wonderful way to reach across time and space to touch the life of another being. The power behind such act is extremely impactful and contagious.

It’s something you could do for a complete stranger, but you could also extend it to your family, friends, lover, colleague, community. Integrating it during your stressful daily life is the big ideal, but again you don’t have to really force it: you could simply be kind, be thoughtful, give compliments generously, say thank you for someone who quietly makes a difference in your community, cheer up the lonely, volunteer, share a little of your wealth around, send nice messages or poems, forgive somebody, share a smile and ideally expect nothing.
Some people write a long list of random acts of kindness that you can do, but I will not to do that, because this act must be really personalized to that specific person!
I always see this great old woman living next door, who feeds strayed cats everyday, this is also described as Random act of Kindness: those cats are not hers; they’re just hungry cats thrown in the street struggling everyday to find food.

Also I will never forget the story of this girl I barely knew, who decided to help me with sincere and big dedication on a personal project that demanded so much time, effort and concentration, and I probably dedicate this article to her as a way to say thank you properly!
So Evelyne Karam, a big THANK YOU for what you did to me, I really would have messed it all up without you! I kept on asking myself why you were helping, how come someone is doing something so kind and wanting nothing in return, and the only answer was that you were the kind of people who practiced Random Act of Kindness by nature.
You were here and helped me from scratch till the end to successfully reach one of the biggest steps and dreams in my life! Really thank you Smile

It’s time we all become more aware about our personal social responsibility. By spreading this message and by doing kind acts for others, you’re helping to create kindness-aware communities that value generosity and kindness toward others as essential parts of a healthy community.

I’m sure you’ve all seen this amazing movie called Pay it Forward

This movie is a perfect illustration of Random Act of Kindness that went really viral and touched a whole community. The story is that when someone does something kind to you, you should do the same to 3 other people, who also pay it forward to three others themselves…. and hence you create a kindness-aware community.

Funny enough, as a new 2011 trend, even big companies are integrating Random Act of Kindness as part of their marketing/ advertising strategies by doing something so random yet so personalized and thoughtful to engage with their customer, strengthen loyalty and generate positive word of mouth! Ok maybe this is not selfless, but still it does good to us and it works:

There was this airline company who decided to reward their customers through Random Act of Kindness, so they decided to look up for the names of all the people travelling with them on a specific date using social media websites to get a glimpse of who they are, what are their passion, interest, likes etc… and bought them accordingly a small random gift. Finally when these customers got to the airport, they each found someone waiting for them with their name written on a sign…they got really intrigued at first, only to soon find out that the airline company they usually travel with is offering them a small yet a personalized gift that really touched them! The airline was indirectly saying: I know you, I recognize you and I want to do something nice to you as a thank you!

For example, because Aya Hibri blogged or tweeted that she is leaving Lebanon to pursue her Master’s degree, the airline thought to buy her a small yet cute gift such as a laptop as a kind gesture

What Do You Plan to Do To Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness

“The world could be a much better place through your kindness. All because of that single act of kindness by a stranger.”

“Appreciation can make a day – even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” Margaret Cousins

“Never get tired of doing little things for others. Sometimes, those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.”

“Isn’t it amazing how often we can touch someone’s life, and enrich our own, by a very simple act? Kindness, pass it on…what a wonderful way to pattern our lives!” Betty, Community Organizer, WA

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia

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JUNE 4, 2011 AT 6:58 PM REPLY
Hahahaha! It’s not a random act of kindness if you expect a laptop in return! Very Happy
On the other hand, I’m up to a free hugs day next week-end, wanna start this with me in Hamra?
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