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Today’s inspirational post is a beautiful post written by Diana Peach – Write and Change the World, featured at Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbord from the Archives.

 

Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – Write and Change the World by D. Wallace Peach

A new contributor joins us today for the next few weeks. Author Diana Wallace Peach shares some posts from her archives on Myths of the Mirror.

Today Diana shares her thoughts on random acts of kindness and explores if they can make a difference in this world that is struggling with so many disenfranchised and poverty stricken people. Is there a ripple effect of our efforts closer to home?  Read on…..

Write and Change the World by D. Wallace Peach

Most of us have days filled with small acts of kindness. We smile, kiss hurt elbows, throw tennis balls for our dogs. We pay for a coworker’s coffee and leave a big tip. We call a friend in need, chauffeur teenagers, cook a favorite meal, or pick up ice cream on the way home. These small invisible acts often go unacknowledged, but they travel around in overlapping circles, keep our lives balanced and relationships healthy. We see the results in strengthened bonds, deeper commitment, and abiding love.

But what about those times when we don’t see the ripples? When we toss acts of kindness and compassion into a seemingly bottomless well of suffering and despair? When we perceive no reward for our efforts? When we don’t know if we’re making any lasting difference in our world at all? Some strangers we’ll meet face to face, but most we’ll never know. The poignant tales of their lives will play out in other neighborhoods, other cities, and other lands, unseen and unheard.

In our political landscape, acts of kindness and compassion are often labeled as weak, a waste of time and money, conciliatory, poor investments, and unpatriotic. In a culture that values money over lives, the manipulations are intense.  Continue reading . . .

 

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  1. Thanks for sharing Debby.. it was a profound post.. ♥

    1. My pleasure Sal. It surely was profound, had to share. <3 xx

  2. I had missed it. Thanks for sharing Deb. love and hugs.

    1. Glad you saw it B. Hugs 🙂 xx

  3. Thank you dear Debby for another wonderful share..
    I know both you and Sally share so much that brings variety and inspiration to writers..
    Sending you and your hubby warm thoughts for a beautiful Christmas Holiday,
    Have a fabulous time.. wishing you love and Peace, Happiness and health for 2018.
    Sending Blessings
    xxx <3 xxx HUGS.. Sue

    1. Thank you so for your lovely wishes and for dropping by at this busy time. Wishing you back a beautiful Christmas and all those good things that matter in the New Year and always! 🙂 xxx Hugs back! <3 <3

  4. Thanks for sharing, Debby. I’m so glad I popped over to the blog between vacuuming! I only clean when guests are coming over and therefore it takes me all day. Ha ha. I’m so glad you enjoyed this post about kindness. May we continue to bring smiles, laughter, hugs, and acts of kindness to family, friends, neighbors, and strangers this season and throughout the year. Merry Christmas! <3

    1. Amen to that Diana. And sooooooooo lol with popping in between vacuuming! I think we have even more in common than I suspected. 🙂 And, I seem to remember your last post had comments closed because you weren’t blogging til the new year? Ha! Caught you. You as bad as me!!! <3 Merry Merry! <3

  5. I read this twice when Sally posted it, and read through again just now. Profound and beautifully written. Terrific share, Deb. I hope it reaches many more ❤

    1. Of course you would love this! <3 xx

      1. You know me so well 🙂 ❤

  6. Thank you for sharing Diana’s post. Every act of kindness, no matter how small, makes a big difference.

    1. So true Jennie that’s why it’s important to share the words. 🙂

  7. This is a really lovely post, Debby, and worth sharing again. I am a firm believer in the value of random acts of kindness, and I know you are too. Diana has a lovely way of describing the effect of each little drop we add to the collective good.

    1. Thanks Norah. Diana’s post was perfect for the coming of the new year. 🙂

      1. That’s true. I hope it’s a good one for all.

  8. Beautiful message to end 2017 and begin 2018. May we all remember these thoughts every day! Enjoy this wonderful time of year!

    1. Wishing you a wonderful New Year Kate. 🙂

  9. A wonderful and timely share, Debby. Love and hugs, dear friend.

    1. Glad to share some holiday inspiration Michelle. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your good will. Love and hugs coming your way too. <3 <3

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