I Am Rich! – by Mary D


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I am elderly and my health is not the best.

I am always amazed when I go out with my oxygen tank how many people smile at me warmly, open doors for me, or ask if I need help.

Truly, I believe most people have kind, loving hearts and are willing to share of themselves.

I have an abundant life –

I have a husband who has loved me and been a strong support in my life for 60 years. I have children and grandchildren who have grown into beautiful adults, I have a roof over my head and am warm in the winter weather, I have an excellent medical team who work to make me feel better and I live in an agricultural area and a lot of the food I eat is farm to table.   

Truly I have an abundant life for which I give thanks from…

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Donald Trump’s Islamophobia Upset This Muslim Doctor’s Patient. See Her Heart-Warming Response. | Kindness Blog


“This 91-year-old single-handedly has proven that no matter of how these forces do, no one will be able to destroy us or divide us. In that moment, she threw our differences aside and … she was just a human being trying to be kind and connect.”

Source: Donald Trump’s Islamophobia Upset This Muslim Doctor’s Patient. See Her Heart-Warming Response. | Kindness Blog

I, Me…What About Us?


Great sentiments and we should all take this on board.

We should all respect each other.

Endless Light and Love

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My Dear Friends,

In the aftermath of the terrible terrorist attacks on Paris, our world is now, more so than even going into retaliation mode, hatred is back in full force, reprisal and revenge attacks will take place and once again innocent people will lose their lives. Now, I’m not for one minute saying that we should not take revenge for what has happened, and, on the other hand; I am not condoning such revenge either. To me, I feel that humanity has lost track of what’s important! We now see death and suffering as a norm, it’s in our news every day and until it directly affects us, our families, or friends or our community then we just turn a blind eye and get on with our lives only thinking about I, me!

Humanity,

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Struggling Mom Collapsed In Shock When Boss Told Her Unthinkable Thing He’d Done For Her. – InspireMore


Modell’s CEO Mitchell Modell shaved his head and grew a mustache to go incognito for one…Read More »

Source: Struggling Mom Collapsed In Shock When Boss Told Her Unthinkable Thing He’d Done For Her. – InspireMore

A Stray Dog Rescues A Few Hours Old Baby In Oman


Good question, hopefully the same.

I do not however agree with the lower life form, as all life forms should be important

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A stray dog rescued a new born baby from certain death. He carried the baby in his mouth through the streets until it was rescued.

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The absolutely unbelievable incident took place in Kharbika, Oman, as a man was riding his bike on Saturday morning, October 31, the man noticed a stray dog walking on the road with something in his mouth. He noticed blood drops on the road and went closer to the dog to take a closer look, and when he did, he couldn’t believe what he saw.

According to the man, the dog was holding a newborn baby boy in his mouth; the baby – a couple of hours old – even had his umbilical cord still attached! As people gathered around the scene, the dog didn’t do anything to prevent them taking the child from him, it was as if he was delivering the baby to them.

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A Father Was Getting Prepared To Defend His Autistic Son, Until The Man In Front Spoke Up


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Do you know the value of kindness?

Here’s a story of how one Dad saw, and felt, the value of a few well chosen, gentle words of support.

He Was Getting Prepared To Defend His Autistic Son, Until The Man In Front Said This.


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Maternity Ward Angel In Disguise6


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Following childbirth at a military hospital I shared a room with another lady who had given birth within a couple hours of me.

This lady had a husband who was soldier. We were both in for a 3 day stay. The soldier husband was by his wife’s bedside any chance he could get.

original-flower-16555The first evening he walked over to my bedside and asked me “where is the father?”

I told him that he wasn’t coming because he’s not interested.At that point he touched my daughter and disappeared.

He came back with a flower, one for his wife and one for me. Next visit he brought food for both of us ladies. Next visit, he interacted with both our babies. He was caring, warm and sharing.

That was 24 years ago. I will never forget it.

I wish I knew his name because it touched me so much.

~ by…

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Listening, kindness, and individuality: The advice one student with Asperger’s has for us all


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Alix Generous, one of the youngest speakers at the TEDWomen 2015 conference, is an undergraduate student with Asperger’s syndrome. She is also a biology researcher, United Nations presenter  — and co-owner of the startup AutismSees, which offers technology tools designed to make presentations easier for people who avoid eye contact.

We caught up with Alix to discuss mental diversity, the DSM-V — and the idea that complex problems require unique minds.

For people who are just starting to learn about about the autism spectrum and the diversity of minds, where would you recommend they start? Are there any books or authors that you think do a nice job of explaining these topics?

Wikipedia. I would highly suggest Wikipedia. As for books, Andrew Solomon’s book Far From the Tree. Also, A Mind Apart by Susanne Antonetta. She’s a very famous neuroscientist. If you want to get into more pop culture neuroscience about mental disorders and stuff like that, I would suggest Oliver Sacks. He makes neuroscience and case studies sexy.

Now, if you want to be hardcore (like I do), you could read the DSM-V [the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders]. The nice thing is that it is understandable, and a lot of it is bullet points and lists of symptoms. So it’s not this dense book like everybody thinks it is. I mean, it’s a big book, but you’re not reading boring, small-worded essays — you’re actually seeing what doctors use to diagnose people with behavior problems. I started reading it when I was 13, when the DSM-IV was out, and I learned a lot. It debunks a lot of myths and stigmas associated with mental illness.

The one problem is that [the switch from autism to autism spectrum disorder in the DSM-V] generalizes autism, so for people who aren’t educated about it, they’ll assume that Asperger’s is the same thing as non-verbal autism. At the same time, in terms of the neuroscience behind these disorders — behavior, all human behavior, autism or not, exists on a spectrum, and so in that way it is more accurate. But in terms of the ignorance that exists in a lot of populations about autism, it’s not necessarily a good tool.

If you could synthesize your message, what do you want to say to students and teachers around the world about how to best relate to a diversity of minds?

Listen. That’s honestly it. People are often trying to understand people in relation to themselves and what they experience, but you can’t do that. You have to take yourself outside of who you are in order to really understand somebody. So when someone tells you that they have Asperger’s, don’t think of a bunch of symptoms — think about who they are and what they’re interested in and go off of that.

Once we start listening, how can we be more accepting and welcoming? What’s the best way to do that, to make room for everyone?

Be kind. That’s honestly what it comes down to. There is never a reason to be mean — you can even communicate constructive criticism in a manner that’s respectful and without being a pushover. Just be nice, even if you don’t understand.

What do you think that people get wrong about Asperger’s?

Well, oftentimes when people think of disabilities, they think of the extremity of disability. They think of someone who maybe can’t talk at all, and can’t engage in this world, and never has a hope to — but having a disability is not about that. Any label and diagnosis like Asperger’s is something that’s prescribed by a qualified professional in order to get reimbursed for insurance money. And Asperger’s differs from person to person, and you really can’t put it in a box, because everyone’s different. Like me, for example — I don’t care for anime or any of that stuff. I am a girly girl with Asperger’s. People with Asperger’s are stereotyped as being super nerds — and I am a nerd when it comes to science, but not with stuff like anime. But one of my best friends who has Asperger’s is really into all of that, and draws anime, loves Pokemon. My point is that everybody is different, and if you really want to connect with someone with Asperger’s, you do so by talking about something they’re interested in.

It’s all about the individual.

Yeah, it is. And that’s the case with everybody you meet. Regardless of their intelligence — the world does not need more intelligent people, it needs people who are kinder, and who are willing to create more positive energy to make it better.   ………..’