Kindness Is Like Snow Inspirational Printable

As I explained last week, I like to do inspirational prints.  I find it helps me stay focused on what is important in life when things get crazy. The last few weeks for me have seemed crazy with the irrational way people have been acting.  I try to stay positive and centered and I wish the same for you.  Today’s quote on one of my favorite topics, Kindness,  is from Kahil Gibran, a Lebanese-American writer, artist and I believe philosopher although he rejected that title. His book, The Prophet,  was first published in the United States in 1923 and has since become one of the best-selling books of all time, having been translated into more than 100 languages.

 

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A Special Heart That Listens

I don’t write about politics here on my blog. Yes, there are times I am venting to my sister or friend, but I don’t like me when I do that. I don’t like who I become when I’m angry. The craziness of the last year has brought out so much anger and irrational behavior everywhere. I firmly believe our country is special in many ways, but sometimes Americans are just not nice. You know what I mean.  I believe that we have the right to disagree. I must admit sometimes I think my head will explode when I read folks’ nasty rants on Facebook, twitter, or anywhere.  I avoid those. I will drop someone on Twitter for several reasons – you stop following me, you post about explicit sex, or you rant nasty things about people you don’t like. Nope, I don’t want to read it. Yes you have the right to disagree and I have the right to not want to hear it.

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Advent Acts of Kindness

Sunday, December 2nd (2018) is the first Sunday of Advent. Many people around the world celebrate this time in preparation for Christmas. Celebrations can use an Advent calendar, an Advent wreath, and family prayers.  I have a printable free Advent calendar for download celebrating the 24 days prior to Christmas. If you want to simply celebrate Advent, make a wreath or calendar and add activities that enhance the season. Print and celebrate the days with family activities like gathering donations to charity, buying gifts for a Giving Tree, baking gifts for others, or reading about the story of Jesus in scripture. For more information on celebrating a simple Advent see last year’s post,  Simple Ways to Celebrate Advent: Wreaths, Calendars, & Activities .  This simple Advent calendar is available for download there as well as possible scripture readings.

 

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