JOY BUCKET of KINDNESS

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

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. Ralph Waldo Emerson

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? Jean-Jacques Rousseau

JOY BUCKET – YOU

In times past it was critical to know your neighbor because it could mean life or death – literally!

Along with the important social aspect of talking to someone, getting advice, learning how to make daily used items or finding critical help with family, animals, crops or countless other facets of life; one-on-one personal interaction was understood as essential to human happiness and emotional well-being.

Our time in history presents a challenge of not ‘needing’ people.

We can communicate without talking or seeing a person for years and consider it a relationship. Yet, that doesn’t bring people into the equation.

Not seeing people as individuals, recognizing their needs, knowing she has her own burden she carries, he has his own struggles he fights; makes it almost impossible to reach out, have compassion and want to serve.

Showing love, kindness and concern to others is the way we lift another person’s load they carry, emulate the Savior and His example and become a better person along the way.

  • Are you looking for ways to serve someone?
  • Something that’s easy, inexpensive, useful and not awkward?

I will share ideas in this series, making it comfortable and stress-free to reach out in kindness and serve.

JOY BUCKET – FAMILY

What is the greatest gift you can teach your family?

Of course it’s knowing how to be kind others and act on that principle.

First to serve and look for ways to help each other in the family.

Then those in the neighborhood. Then in the community. Then in our world.

Service brings the deepest satisfaction and highest level of happiness. So teaching our family how to serve is a life skill that will serve them well, and pay off in the largest scale all of their life; regardless of their economic or social standing.

Here you will find ways your family can reach out:
  • In quick and easy ideas.
  • Inexpensive or free ways to help others.
  • Approachable ways to help your family see that others are needing our love and kindness.
  • Ways to reach out in your own family, the neighborhood, your community and more.

You will find resources to teach your family the most important skill you can give them; that of kindness and service, which will serve them well all of their life. A talent they can pass down to their own children, and to your posterity with honor.
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