Kindness Fridays

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Kindness abounds, I’m happy to say. Along with kindness comes encouragement. Each Monday on my author website, I offer words of encouragement at the bottom of each page titled Readers Corner. This week’s words are as follows:

We can begin by doing small things at the local level, like planting community gardens or looking out for our neighbors.

That is how change takes place in living systems – not from above – but from within, from many local actions occurring simultaneously. – Grace Lee Boggs

A couple family members and I talked about this very thing this past Monday. Ed stated, and I paraphrase, “That which is needed to make the world a better place doesn’t come from above, from the powers that be. It is each of us who hold that power.”

I concurred. We are not charged with helping the entire world, we are only responsible for our minuscule corner of that world. The important thing is to make some sort of difference – actually change something.  Not the entire world, just the little bit around you.

Do something. That’s all that is required.

2 thoughts on “Kindness Fridays

    Jill Weatherholt said:
    June 9, 2017 at 6:31 am

    Little things add up to great things. Thanks for the reminder, Irene!

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      Irene Olson responded:
      June 9, 2017 at 7:04 am

      So very true, and much of what we do isn’t even visible to others and that’s okay because it’s not about receiving something in return; it’s simply about doing something and being satisfied with the secrecy of doing so.


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