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“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” ─Dalai Lama

Life is exciting, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t stressful. We’re bound to run into difficulties and sure to get caught in storms. And when we do, we appreciate the extended arm of a friend, offering help. Whatever form it takes, their kindness and generosity is like the sun breaking through a bank of black clouds. The only thing better …

There is no right way to do something wrong

About the time of Christ, the Panchatantra was used in India to teach worldly wisdom. In it, it is written, “The people of the world having once been deceived, suspect deceit in truth itself.” So, since ancient times, the problems caused by deception have been recognized. It was understood that deceit severs the bonds of trust. Yet, since then, how …

Planting flowers in the souls of others

Our greatness lies in our power of creation. At one moment there is nothing. Then — puff! — a new work of art! Perhaps a new song, poem, story, painting, musical composition, or piece of sculpture. Or perhaps a good deed. It may come in the form of an approving look, a gentle kiss, a warm touch, a radiant smile, …

Embrace the Path of Grace

Since the subject is GRACE, let’s begin by defining it. It is the exercise of love, kindness, and mercy to benefit or serve another. Other terms we could use include goodwill, compassion, benevolence, charity, and brotherly love. Here is how the British theologian Jonathan Edwards (1703 ~ 1758) defines it: “Grace is but glory begun, and glory is but grace …

It is better to be kind to one man than love all of mankind

Now that Christmas is upon us, many are thinking about exchanging gifts. The gifts of greatest value cannot be bought in any store. How about the gift of a good example for your children, a listening ear for your spouse, encouragement for your friend, the gift of gratitude for your employer, kind words for your neighbor, and a smile for …