Silver in the Hair
Sugar in the Blood.
Iron in the Arteries.
Be resolved to become a kind person. How do you do this? Think, speak, and act with kindness.
Love kindness. When you do what you love, you are happy. A master of kindness is a master of joy.
When encountering someone, let your first thoughts be, "What kind words can I say to this person and what kind things can I do?"
Keep asking people, "What can I do for you?"
Everyone needs encouragement. Ask yourself, "What can I say that will be encouraging?"
Wherever you are, you are there for a reason. Ask yourself, "Since I am here now, what kindness can I do?"
Every kind person is unique. You have unique talents, skills, knowledge, and resources. Utilize them to help others in your own unique way. Ask yourself, "In what unique ways can I be kind?"
Do a daily act of kindness without letting anyone know who did it.
Learn from every kind act you see or read about. Ask yourself, "How can I learn from this to be kinder?"
A valuable rule is, "Even if you don't feel like a kind person, you can still act like one." Think of a kind act you can do that you don't feel like doing.
Think of a kindness telephone call that you can make today.
Think of a kindness note, letter, or email that you can write today.
View your own pain, distress, and suffering as tools for empathy and understanding. Ask yourself, "How can this experience help me be a kinder person?"
Keep asking yourself, "If I were this person, what would I want others to do for me?"
As soon as you recognize a need, volunteer to do something about it.
Don't wait until you are asked.
Listen to those who need a listening ear. Listening to someone is a great act of kindness.
If you know that someone is looking for a job or needs to earn more money, ask yourself, "What can I do to make it happen?"
Be empathetic and compassionate. Be resolved not to cause distress, pain, or loss with your words and action.
Learn from everyone. Keep asking people, "What kindnesses from others have you appreciated?"
Pray for the welfare of others.
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Since we were talking about the ark--enjoy these animal pictures
More than half of the coastline of the entire United States is in Alaska.
The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20% the world's oxygen supply. The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that, more than one hundred miles at sea off the mouth of the river, one can dip fresh water out of the ocean. The volume of water in the Amazon river is greater than the next eight largest rivers in the world combined and three times the flow of all rivers in the United States.
Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country. Ninety percent of the world's ice covers Antarctica. This ice also represents seventy % of all the fresh water in the world. As strange as it sounds, however, Antarctica is essentially a desert. The average yearly total precipitation is about two inches. Although covered with ice (all but 0.4% of it, that is), Antarctica is the driest place on the planet, with an absolute humidity lower than the Gobi desert.
Brazil got its name from the nut, not the other way around.
Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined. Canada is an Indian word meaning 'Big Village.'
Next to Warsaw, Chicago has the largest Polish population in the world.
Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan carries the designation M-1, so named because it was the first paved road any where.
Damascus, Syria, was flourishing a couple of thousand years before Rome was founded in 753 BC, making it the oldest continuously inhabited city in existence.
Istanbul , Turkey
Istanbul (aka Constantinople), Turkey, is the only city in the world located on two continents.
Los Angeles' full name is El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula -- and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: L.A.
New York City
The term 'The Big Apple' was coined by touring jazz musicians of the 1930's who used the slang expression 'apple' for any town or city. Therefore, to play New York City is to play the big time - The Big Apple.
There are more Irish in New York City than in Dublin, Ireland; more Italians in New York City than in Rome, Italy; and more Jews in New York City than in Tel Aviv, Israel..
There are no natural lakes in the state of Ohio, every one is man made.
The smallest island with country status is Pitcairn in Polynesia , at just 1.75 sq. miles.
The first city to reach a population of 1 million people was Rome, Italy in 133 B.C. There is a city called Rome on every continent.
Siberia contains more than 25% of the world's forests.
The actual smallest sovereign entity in the world is the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (S.M.O.M.). It is located in the city of Rome, Italy, has an area of two tennis courts, and as of 2001 has a population of 80, 20 less people than the Vatican. It is a sovereign entity under international law, just as the Vatican is.
In the Sahara Desert, there is a town named Tidikelt, which did not receive a drop of rain for ten years. Technically though, the driest place on Earth is in the valleys of the Antarctic near Ross Island. There has been no rainfall there for two million years.
SPAIN literally means 'the land of rabbits.'
St. Paul, Minnesota
St. Paul, Minnesota, was originally called Pig's Eye after a man named Pierre 'Pig's Eye' Parrant who set up the first business there.
Chances that a road is unpaved in the U.S.A: 1%, in Canada: 75%.
The deepest hole ever made in the world is in Texas. It is as deep as 20 empire state buildings but only 3 inches wide.
The Interstate System requires that one-mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.
The water of Angel Falls (the World's highest) in Venezuela drops 3,212 feet. It is 15 times higher than Niagara Falls.
It has been said that one should learn something new every day. Unfortunately, many of us are at that age where what we learn today, we forget tomorrow. But, give it a shot anyway!