Kindness Counts - Rev Blair Tabor - 02-04-2018

Kindness Counts”                                                      

 

 

Rainbow Connctn: Lovers, dreamers and ME

“Kindness is my Religion” from Dali Lama

 

Script Ephesians 4:32 “And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, just as God also in Christ forgave you.”

Choose kindness for yourself and others.

 

Be kind to yourself.

We have all had unkind things done to us

     Write injuries in sand, kindnesses in marble.   -- French Proverb

Others are mean – wounded

SHIFT: DMV: Non-binary sexual identity

Mark 12:25  For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels who are in Heaven.

Galatians 3:28  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female; for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

Before-after: reacting from hurts -> love is my healing

 

Felt need: somebody do something nice: ME

What energy do you want to set in motion?

Thoughts held in mind produce after their kind.

I choose kindness, love, forgiveness…

Grounded in Divine Love

Affirmation “I am God’s love expressing.”

 

Don’t have a list of things to do that is longer than the hours in your day.  Take time for the things that bring you joy and peace.  Take time for beauty.  Take time for reflection.  Take time for meditation.  Take time to enrich your soul.

 

Be kind to others.

 “Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.”   Seneca

Others are greedy – fear

Untie!

We don’t need to wait for others to be kind.  We can make it our mission to bring more kindness to the world. 

I celebrate expressing more &more kindness

  “Do the right thing -- it will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” Mark Twain

Affirmation “I am God’s love expressing.”

   Story – glass of milk

“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.”   Mother Teresa

Choose kindness over judgment

Choose kindness over resistance, hurt, withdrawing

Do/say something kind – List on ½ sheet

 

Thank those who are kind.

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

Results: satisfaction

“The reason dogs have so many friends is because they wag their tails and not their tongues.”

 

Affirm “You am God’s love expressing.”

Choose kindness for yourself and others.

 

spreading kindness, it will become a habit for us that promotes mental and physical health and wellbeing in ourselves. 

         

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

   -- Mother Teresa

 

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