Category Archives: kindness

Being a Mensch

Mensch (German: Mensch, for “human being”) means “a person of integrity and honor”. The opposite of a mensch is an unmensch (meaning: an utterly cruel or evil person). According to Leo Rosten, the Yiddish maven and author of The Joys of Yiddish, mensch is “someone to admire and emulate; someone of noble character. The key …

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On Behalf of Others

“You must give some time to your fellow men. Even if it’s a little thing, do something for others – something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.” – Albert Schweitzer Albert Schweitzer was an Alsatian German-French theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician. He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize in …

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Kindness

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. — Mother Teresa I have reprinted the story you are about to read as a simple yet profound example of how easy, powerful and impactful an act of kindness may be. Once, many years ago, my mom was diagnosed with …

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Birthdays

We turn not older with years, but newer every day. Emily Dickinson Birthdays are wonderful and I am always happy to celebrate yours and others as well as mine. They are times of laughter, gratitude, achievement, transition, memories, love, celebration, giving, receiving and so much more. I don’t remember when, but I started seeing everyday …

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Willpower

“When you see a thing clearly in your mind, your creative “success mechanism” within you takes over and does the job much better than you could do it by conscious effort or “willpower”. Maxwell Maltz – Surgeon and Founder of Psycho-Cybernetics Willpower is a word that we frequently use with negative meanings, values and interpretations, …

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