Imagine how dark and gloomy the world would be without kindness.

 

Just as the poem Kindness Garden, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, says, 

every act of kindness, no matter how big or how small, brings a seed of hope and light into our world, that grows far beyond our scope of awareness. Kindness gently, yet powerfully, creates change for the good.

 

Anyone can offer the gift of kindness. No one is too young, too old, too small, or too insignificant to give.  There are no special skills needed, and no special membership is required.

 

Certainly everyone, and everything, needs to receive kindness. No one is too rich, too strong, too famous or too important to benefit from kindness shown to them.

 

A Little About Me and Why I Started Kindness Garden

I am an idealist. 

As I grow in years, I am also growing in my idealism. I am convinced that the only way to make the world better, is when each person steps up and does what is right for their family, neighbor and for their community. It won’t be an army that makes the difference, but rather individuals who sense that they are part of something much bigger who will bring about the transition to… the ideal!

Through this website, I hope to educate and demonstrate how powerful even the smallest acts of kindness are in  bringing about the stability and peace for which we all can only dream of right now. But it begins with one very important person – YOU. (and ME). As Mahatma Gandhi said so poetically,

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”

 

Please read about and enjoy the many good things and good people you don’t often hear about on tv but who care enough to make a difference usually right where they live right now. Participate by sharing a kindness experience that was directed to you, or that you observed  being given to someone else, and include how you were personally affected by those acts of kindness. I love the inspiring sayings and quotes which are frequently shared in social media, You will see many of those ,as well as those which I have created myself. But I will try to bring articles and deeper stories as well, where you can catch the connections among various religious beliefs and practices, philosophies and wisdom teachings.  I want to deliver more substantial concepts and traditions that promote kindness and love and gratitude among our fellow mankind.

I will try not to preach too much, just on the important points!

Feel free to comment on each post, and to contact me directly using the form in the “Contact” section of the website.

Jeff