Kindness is Adding Beauty

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Scroll down for the Landing Page (aka Table of Contents) information for this Kindness series.

Kindness is shown in many ways. It is an act that brightens up someone’s life, brings some beauty into a neglected corner of the world, gives someone hope, or brings some peace to a troubled situation.

Today. let’s talk about adding beauty to your world.

Let’s participate in a Rancho Corvova park, river, creek or ocean cleanup. There is a cleanup scheduled on Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with cleanup sites located throughout the Delta region (Sacramento) and in Rancho Cordova. … I am going to do this; I hope you join me!

There are many other ways to add beauty . . . 

  • Buy yourself flowers.
  • Chat with the cashier at the checkout or another person in line.
  • Dance to your favorite song.
  • Declutter.
  • Discover a beautiful classical music piece or play a favorite. Here’s one: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3qrKjywjo7Q
  • Gather some cuttings from your walk or yard and put in a vase.
  • Get some luxurious hand soap for your bathroom.
  • Go for a walk
  • Keep your personal space and shared spaces (kitchen, living room, lunchroom, bathroom) tidy.
  • Laugh. Cause laughter by telling a joke. Read this series on laughter.
  • Let edifying words come out of your mouth the next time you feel sarcastic or like complaining
  • Make your garden attractive to bees.
  • Mail someone a note that you’re thinking of them. Or send them a Valentine.
  • Paint your walls festive colours.
  • Pick up dog poop.
  • Plant colourful flowers along your front yard fence.
  • Pray that God will fill you with wisdom and a gentle, quiet spirit.
  • Put fresh fruit from the farmer’s market in a bowl.
  • Read some poetry.
  • Recycle.
  • Release ladybugs in your yard.
  • Say kind words to someone.
  • See the dignity and image of God in a person who is overlooked (the homeless, the foreigner)
  • Shine up your kitchen counters, appliances, sink, and faucet.
  • Stop a bully.
  • Watch a sunset at the river.
  • Wear a beautiful scarf or handmade piece of jewelry.

Thanks to Shula Gossard for adding many items to this “beauty” list. She is great at adding beauty to her world.

I paint  walls at home and in my office festive colours. I recycle. And I do something not on the list. At work, there are two unused planters. I like to keep them full of perennials, annuals, and vegetables.  I just cleaned out the planters to get ready for Spring planting.

Your Turn . . . What ideas would you add to beautifying your world? . . . What is one thing you’ll do this week?

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You can practice being kind by leaving me a comment. 

Please leave me an idea or two that I can add to my acts of kindness list. The idea can be intentional or random.

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Want to know what other acts of Kindness are on the list? Go to my Landing Page . . Scattering Kindness: A 31 Day Adventure of Intentional & Random Acts of Service.  

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