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The Little things that matter

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You know about one of those random people and their acts that just make your day? Something like that happened to me. Yesterday I was in the store trying to choose between two identical products, but I really was just standing there lost in my thoughts blocking the entire aisles. This old man trying to come through stopped to say hi, and made his way between my cart, my thoughts, and I.
I don’t know how much time elapsed, but he eventually came back through the aisle were I was still standing staring at the same items… Or at life.
He asked me if I was deciding, and somehow he woke me up. I tried to answer but I couldn’t get a word out. Just nodded my head in half a smile. I must have been carrying the misery of the world on my face because he stood there with me for a minute and gave me a warm smile that translated to me as : “Everything will be ok child”. He dug in his pocket and handed me a handful of candy… (I am grown enough to accept candy from stranger.)
He brought tears to my eyes and warmed my heart.

What made me happy is that, at times when you think that everything is going bad and nothing good is left in the world, you see these little acts of kindness and a little faith in humanity is restored.

One simple act of kindness or humanity could mean the world to somebody

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Quote of the week

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Do people live in circles today?
No. They live in boxes. They wake up every morning in a box of their bedrooms because a box next to them started making beeping noises to tell them it was time to get up. They eat their breakfast out of a box and then they throw that box away into another box. Then they leave the box where they live and get into another box with wheels and drive to work, which is just another big box broken into little cubicle boxes where a bunch of people spend their days sitting and staring at the computer boxes in front of them. When the day is over, everyone gets into the box with wheels again and goes home to the house boxes and spends the evening staring at the television boxes for entertainment. They get their music from a box, they get their food from a box, they keep their clothing in a box, they live their lives in a box.
Break out of the box! This is not the way humanity lived for thousands of years.
— Elizabeth Gilbert, The Last American Man
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A Kind Reminder: Humanity

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Most of us have very busy lives, but let us not forget that there are human beings on this Earth that are struggling to live.

As you are eating your lunch, keep in mind those who are starving. As you put your child to sleep, think of the parents who are crying and wishing to see their children awake again. As you sit peacefully in your house, think of the fear and horror that are conquering the hearts of families as they hear bombs showering above their roof.

 Yes, they live on the other side of the planet, but don’t let that distance your heart from having compassion with the struggles of your brothers and sisters. Don’t let the difference in religion, race, or ethnicity build a barrier between you and others. We are all humans.

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Quote of the Week

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“ Free love? As if love is anything but free! Man has bought brains, but all the millions in the world have failed to buy love. Man has subdued bodies, but all the power on earth has been unable to subdue love. Man has conquered whole nations, but all his armies could not conquer love. Man has chained and fettered the spirit, but he has been utterly helpless before love. High on a throne, with all the splendor and pomp his gold can command, man is yet poor and desolate, if love passes him by. And if it stays, the poorest hovel is radiant with warmth, with life and color. Thus love has the magic power to make of a beggar a king. Yes, love is free; it can dwell in no other atmosphere. In freedom it gives itself unreservedly, abundantly, completely. All the laws on the statutes, all the courts in the universe, cannot tear it from the soil, once love has taken root.” Emma Goldman

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Never judge a book by its cover

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Let’s admit it, we are very judgmental when it comes to what a person wears. What you are is nothing but what you wear. You are judged by your attire. But how can we judge a person by the clothes he’s wearing? Do the clothes tell you about a person’s personality, wisdom, character or his way of thinking and feeling? Appearances are often deceptive as there are many people who put up good face and attire to make themselves appear superior however they are dead on the inside. On the other hand, there are people who has no proper dress to wear possess inner richness.

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