Posts Tagged "Kindness"

3 Sneaky Ways You’re Making Yourself Stressed

3 Sneaky Ways You’re Making Yourself Stressed

Do you have any idea what is the most frequent command in the Bible? Believe it or not, it is not to “love one another” (although that’s up there!). Instead, the most frequent command — used more than 70 times — is “do not be afraid.” We don’t really realize it, but we humans are prone to fear! We subconsciously feed it,…read more →

4 Tricks to Control Your Temper When You Want to Explode

4 Tricks to Control Your Temper When You Want to Explode

While doing some research for my next book, I realized something important: when we are angry, most of us handle it wrong! Here are four ways to keep ourselves from (forgive the Marvel reference) turning into a big green rage monster when we otherwise really want to! 1. In advance, realize: “venting” only makes things worse! Most of us have bought…read more →

Here is the simple key to kindness and joy

Here is the simple key to kindness and joy

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all… [W]hatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” —Philippians 4:4-5, 8 (NIV) Picture this common scenario. You have been at odds with your spouse…read more →

Why your kindness to ONE person can change the world

Why your kindness to ONE person can change the world

Picture a cup filled with hot water. Now imagine taking a tea bag, dipping it in the water quickly, and taking it back out. The water is, for the most part, unchanged, with just a wisp of caramel color trailing through it. Now picture dipping the same bag back in the cup for thirty seconds. What happens? The water is…read more →

Two Things You Need to Know About Yourself

Two Things You Need to Know About Yourself

If you’re reading this, I can tell you two things about yourself. First: You think you’re a kind person. Kindness matters to you. You work at being kind, and you do not like the unkindness of others, or how harsh our culture has become. So you’re grateful that you, at least, are not like that. You feel good about being…read more →

The Hidden Truth About Venting

The Hidden Truth About Venting

Your co-worker just made you so mad. Or maybe it was your husband who said something insensitive this morning. Or your teenager who rolled her eyes when you asked her to empty the dishwasher. Again. You feel like a pot ready to explode, so you just need to let off a little steam. A few minutes of “can you believe…read more →

Three steps to seeing how mean you really are

Three steps to seeing how mean you really are

Have you seen the video of people, wearing white or black shirts, passing a basketball back and forth? Viewers must count how many times the ball is passed by those in white shirts. And even though they are concentrating, they completely miss the obvious. While viewers are looking for the basketball, a woman in a gorilla suit walks into the middle of…read more →

Every Work-From-Home Parent’s Hilarious Nightmare

Every Work-From-Home Parent’s Hilarious Nightmare

So there you are, in your best suit, giving a Skype video presentation in your best professional manner – and thankful that the people on the other end can’t tell you are doing it all from a home office. After all, you have the impressive bookshelf behind you, and the map on the wall. It is all carefully designed to…read more →

Why You Need to Start the 30-Day Kindness Challenge TODAY!

Why You Need to Start the 30-Day Kindness Challenge TODAY!

Today (January 16, 2017) marks a big day: the launch of the 30-Day Kindness Challenge nationwide! Although you can start it at any time – and will see a marked improvement in your relationships if you do – we encourage people to start TODAY if you can! Why? Thirty days from today is Valentine’s Day. And the 30-Day Kindness Challenge…read more →