One simple question, so much love.

Kindness is all around us,

Do something kind every day, without expecting something in return.

Every act of kindness you can imagine.

A genuine smile. An unexpected compliment. Feelings heard, ideas sparked. Do an act today, share your experience, and inspire others to create a kinder world.

Get some inspiration from: kindness.org

One simple question, so much love.

Another good story from HNY.

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It really is amazing to see how open people really are. All these stories from Human of New York are so inspirational. Everything from social problems to dreams. 

(1/3) “I used to work at a bank in Cameroon. I designed clothing as a hobby, but I never really saw it as a possible profession. There really is no such thing as a ‘fashion designer’ in Cameroon. If you make clothes, you are known as a ‘seamstress.’ When I arrived in America, I realized that it was possible to pursue a career in fashion. At first I tried to become as Western as possible. I tried to change my accent. I wore extensions and straightened my hair. I started wearing high-end name brands. But when I finally went back to Cameroon for a visit, I was able to see my country with new eyes. I’d always viewed the culture as local and primitive because it was all I’d ever known. But having gotten some distance, I could appreciate its beauty. As soon as I got back to America, I cut my hair and sewed myself a traditional dress. I wore the dress to my job at Saks 5th Avenue, and a customer asked me where she could find it in the store. That gave me so much confidence.”

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(3/3) “I had to go back to everyone I knew and tell them that the actress decided not to wear my clothes. The stylist sent back all ten pieces. I was so embarrassed. I felt like a failure. I got so depressed that I had to move out of the city for a few months and live with my sister in Maryland. I’ve been doing a lot of praying and going to church. And I feel at peace now. I think that God knew I wasn’t ready for success. If my career had taken off then, I’d have thought it was from my own strength. I was feeling too proud. I needed to remember where my talent came from. I’ve been praying so much. And I’m in a good place now. I’m ready to start moving forward again. And it’s really unbelievable that I just ran into you. Because I just came into the city for the afternoon to buy some fabric.”

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Humans of New York.

Another good story from HNY.

Success.

We are often our hardest critics, but that can sometimes hold us back.
This is a social experiment where people are asked how they would rate their level of “success” and the result is that we often seem  more successful to others than ourselves.

This project aims to redefine the word “success” in the modern dictionary.
According to Strayer University, 90% (!) of Americans associate success with happiness rather “the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect or fame”, which is the current dictionary definition of success.

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Success.