Tuesday Truth #65

Tuesday Truth.

Number 65.

No act of kindness, No matter how small, is ever wasted. -Aesop

This past Friday was World Kindness Day.

A day to focus on the positive power of kindness.

Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.

I think every day should be World Kindness Day.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if we as a collective just decided to be conscientious about being kind?

If that were our default?

Can you imagine the ripple effect?

I love these wise words from Aesop:

No act of kindness, No matter how small, is ever wasted.

This comes from Aesop’s fable of The Lion and The Mouse. If you’ve missed this fable somehow, the short version is the lion captures the mouse, the mouse begs to be spared saying that someday it will repay the lion. Later, the lion is caught in a hunter’s net and the mouse come along and gnaws the binding and frees him, leading to the moral you see quoted.

Little kindnesses can make a huge difference. A smile can change the trajectory of a person’s day. A kind word can lift the spirit. No kindness is a waste. Even if the recipient doesn’t fully appreciate the gesture, according to this Mayo Clinic article, kindness can make you happier and healthier. The act of helping others actually activates the part of your brain that makes you feel pleasure. And research has confirmed that generosity is contagious.

So take a moment today to offer someone kindness, no matter how small. And while you’re at it, offer yourself some kindness as well.

Let your light shine!


10 thoughts on “Tuesday Truth #65

  1. Amen to your beautiful post Amy. A smile, kind word, helpful gesture, any small act of love and service can ripple out and make such a difference in our world. Here’s to kindness spreading, every single day. Big hug my friend. xx

  2. Yes, yes. I like that quote, but didn’t know its source. I find that many people think of kindness as weakness but I consider it strength. It’s not being a doormat, it’s being helpful.

    1. I read somewhere that peole sometimes think of kindness as being weak or naive, but that it actually takes courage and strenth. I thought that was so true. And you’re right, it’s not about being a doormat!

  3. I like this one a lot Amy. Years ago something happened to me that made me rethink the world and my place in it. Since then I have made it my mission to see everyone I meet smile. I’m sure I won’t get anything back from this effort other than the happiness it gives me to see their lips curl up

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  4. The concept of kindness creates such a ripple effect, always. I always wonder about the one day, thing, yet, it does bring concepts to the forefront. You bring this up well in your words “…every day should be World Kindness Day.” A beautiful post, Amy. You are a wise woman.❤️

    1. I do think having a dedicated day makes people stop and take notice. And hopefully makes them more aware about trying to spread kindness more often. Thank you for your sweet words, Erica. xx

  5. Hi Amy! I am so overdue for a good Tuesday Truth!!! I love this one today, and it is a great reminder heading into the holidays <3 Thank you for sharing, friend !! hope you are well.

    1. Hi Mackenzie! I’m so glad that you found this to be a great reminder heading into the holidays!! We are well and I hope you are too! I hope you have a fabulous week and wonderful Thanksgiving! xx

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