Can you avoid getting involved in politics? Confronted with global and local crises and uprisings, ostrich policies and "How not to get involved in politics" are hardly options any more.
+ +++ +++ Site News +++ +++ + You may not have noticed the tiny, yet significant image in the sidebar: Guerilla Kindness, courtesy of Kindnessgirl. What is Guerilla Kindness? According to The Free Dictionary, "guerilla [is] - a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment. "armed force", "sabotage" and "harassment"? Now how does that go with "kindness" 😕 It's all in the attitude, intention and action taken 🙂 Kindness Guerillas arm themselves with small acts, gestures and other expressions of kindness. Their contagious force or power is the motivation coming from a compassionate heart. With determination and resilience, Kindness Guerillas sabotage daily thoughtlessness, cruelty, boredom, meaninglessness and indifference. They keep harassing their environment with surprise attacks of hope and joy. How exactly do Kindness Guerillas operate? Click the little icon in the sidebar to find out more about Guerilla Kindness 🙂 + +++ +++ Quote of the week +++ +++ + Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion. Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama + +++ +++ This & That +++ +++ + Would you like to become a Kindness Gorilla Guerilla yourself? Or perhaps you are a Kindness Guerilla already - knowingly or not 😉 - and are looking for even more inspiration, ideas and resources? Try these links for starters: Random Act Of Kindness World Kindness Movement The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation (R)
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