Monday, November 14, 2011




Definition of Kindness

1. the state or quality of being kind: kindness to animals.
2. a kind act; favor: his many kindnesses to me.
3. kind behavior: I will never forget your kindness.
4. friendly feeling; liking.4     

Here are ten great Bible verses for World Kindness Day (a day to practice random acts of kindness).
  1. “An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.” (Proverbs 12:25)
  2. “He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done.” (Proverbs 19:17)
  3. This is what the LORD says: “Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the LORD. (Jeremiah 9:23-24)
  4. “[God] has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.” (Acts 14:17)
  5. “God’s kindness leads you toward repentance.” (Romans 2:4)
  6. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.” (1 Corinthians 13:4)
  7. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23)
  8. “… the incomparable riches of [God's] grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.” (Ephesians 2:7)
  9. “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32)
  10. “When the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior.” (Titus 3:4-6)


  • Bake up a big batch of cookies and take them into work.
  • Pick some fresh flowers, from your yard of course, and deliver them to a lonely person in a retirement home.
  • Offer to wash your neighbor’s car.
  • Step outside that comfortable comfort zone and do something nice for a perfect stranger today.
  • When you are waiting in line to pay for your favorite cup of Joe, surprise the stranger waiting in line behind you and pay for his or hers!
  • Let someone “cut” in front of you while you are waiting in line at the checkout counter.
  • If you see a grocery cart in the parking lot, push it back into the corral. Remember, a real live person has to go out and gather up all those carts.
  • Don't forget our four-legged friends on World Kindness Day.  Adopt a pet or volunteer at your local animal shelter!
  • Free Kindness Day Electronic Greetings – Send a free e-card to a friend or loved one from the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.
  • Join the World Kindness Bloggers Unite Movement





November 14 not only begins NATIONAL KINDNESS WEEK but also is National Teddy Bear Day. (There are two each year-Sept. 9 and Nov. 14) Have some Teddy bear fun with your children...KA's 'Bear Category is just too good NOT to check out!
Teddy Bear Ideas for Kids! Arts, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Songs, Poems and more. Good for Pre-K thru school age.







Inspirational Bible Quotes - Image 1 


The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Aesop quotes (Ancient Greek Fabulist and Author of a collection of Greek fables. 620 BC-560 BC)
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
Albert Schweitzer quotes (German medical Missionary, Theologian, Musician and Philosopher. 1952 Nobel Peace Prize, 1875-1965)
It is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to others.
Aristotle quotes (Ancient Greek Philosopher, Scientist and Physician, 384 BC-322 BC)
Forget injuries; never forget kindness.
Confucius quotes (China's most famous teacher, philosopher, and political theorist, 551-479 BC)
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
Jean-Jacques Rousseau quotes (French philosopher and writer whose novels inspired the leaders of the French Revolution, 1712-1778)
Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.
Joseph Joubert quotes (French Essayist and moralist, 1754-1824)
To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.
Samuel Johnson quotes (English Poet, Critic and Writer. 1709-1784)
I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta quotes (Albanian born Indian Missionary and Founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity. Nobel Prize for Peace in 1979. 1910-1997)
  Bible Quotes  
And Naomi said unto her two daughters in law, Go, return each to her mother's house: the LORD deal kindly with you, as ye have dealt with the dead, and with me.
(Ruth 1:8) And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers, The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee.
(Ruth 2:4)
And Boaz said unto her, At mealtime come thou hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. And she sat beside the reapers: and he reached her parched corn, and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left. And when she was risen up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and reproach her not: And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not.
(Ruth 2:14-16)
And Naomi said unto her daughter in law, Blessed be he of the LORD, who hath not left off his kindness to the living and to the dead. And Naomi said unto her, The man is near of kin unto us, one of our next kinsmen.
(Ruth 2:20) And he said, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my daughter: for thou hast shewed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as thou followedst not young men, whether poor or rich.
(Ruth 3:10)
Also he said, Bring the vail that thou hast upon thee, and hold it. And when she held it, he measured six measures of barley, and laid it on her: and she went into the city.
(Ruth 3:15) And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid was fair and beautiful; whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter.
(Esther 2:7)
He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives.
(Psalm 106:46) A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.
(Psalm 112:5)
In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.
(Isaiah 54:8) But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
(Luke 6:35)
Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.
(Acts 9:36) Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy."
(Acts 14:17)
 22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
(Galatians 5:22,23)
And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.
(Ephesians 6:9) Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
(Colossians 3:12)
5For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. 8For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(2 Peter 1:5-8)


Try Some Kindness (The Letter K Song) 

The Kindness of Our God (story behind song) Rebecca St. James

Hear Rebecca talk about the inspiration behind her song, "The Kindness of Our God". Accompaniment tracks for this song are available for instant download at! Pick your key- high, medium or low!

 kindness by chris tomlin with lyrics

kindness by chris tomlin of The Noise We Make CD with pictures of god's amazing creation EARTH!



Do you have an act of kindness to share?  A song?  A quote?  A personal story?  If you feel comfortable sharing here, please do.  If not, you can send it to me at:  and I'd be happy to share it with everyone with or without your name!  Thanks!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

very nice also great ideas for acts of kindness
Teresa Shively

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