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Be Kind

Parade Magazine in a major article on January 1, 2017 stressed the idea that we should all strive to be kind this year. The author suggests many reasons why this is a beneficial thing to do. I agree with the premise of the article 100 percent. Just be kind.

Being kind sounds simple enough, but when reality sets in it’s a different story. I was riding with friends this week when the car in front of us took longer than usual to move on. One of the passengers in our car became irritated and began to shout at the driver in the other car. His yelling served no purpose except it irritated me. I am afraid I was not too kind.

We all become frustrated. We often feel that we have been mistreated, taken advantage of, or put down. It is at these moments that we need to hit our pause button and re-think the situation. Be kind. The Parade article editor encourages us to write a Thank You note once a week for the following year – a great idea. About ten years ago I started Thankful Thursday on my blog. The idea is that each Thursday we will single out a different person to thank for their contributions to our lives. Please join me in doing that. Tell the people around you just how much they mean to you.

We are talking about simple things. Put the neighbor’s newspaper on his or her porch. Bring their recycle container back from the curb. Ask if a shut-in needs something from the market when you are going. Hold the door for a mom pushing a baby carriage. Just find simple ways to be kind.

Saying something nice to every person you meet is easy If that is too difficult, just smile at her or him. You can create a better world.

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168 Ways To Communicate Better Now Plus Two -105 – 106 – 107

105. Smile.

You’ll feel better.

You won’t scare people.

You’ll enjoy life more.

It’s the universal language.  

106. Speak clearly.

You’ll be better understood.

More people will listen to you.

More people will follow you.  

107. Speak loud enough.

People want to hear you.

Ear strain creates anxiety.

You won’t be misquoted as often.

 

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168 Ways To Communicate Better Now – 102 -103 – 104

102. Simplify your life.

You’ll have more time.

You’ll have less stress.

Your surroundings will be neater.  

103. Smile.

You’ll feel better.

You won’t scare people.

You’ll enjoy life more.

It’s the universal language.

You’ll make more friends. 

104. Speak clearly.

You’ll be better understood.

More people will listen to you.

More people will follow you.

 

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168 Ways To Communicate Better – 60 – 61 – 62

60. Develop a sense of humor.

Cultivate funny people.

Read humorous books.

Listen to humorous speakers.

Keep a journal of funny stories. 

 61. Develop your vocabulary.

Read widely.

Search for new words.

Use new words until they become yours. 

62. Disagree without becoming disagreeable.

Smile while disagreeing.

Don’t allow disagreements to become personal.

Look for areas of agreement.

Focus on the problem.

 

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