By Anita Roddick
What if kindness have been a prerequisite for plenty of of the issues we take with no consideration during this global, like our associations? Our felony process? our faculties? Our govt? With assistance from celebrities, squaddies, politicians, homeless road proprietors, political prisoners, activists, and marketers, I requested for brand new perspectives of kindness to offer it an part and a power that this global sorely misses.
The suggestion of kindness is usually perceived as a passive, vulnerable caliber. the assumption happened to me to reclaim this notice and the which means of it from those that might recommend that it's purely a high quality we should always "practice randomly." Kindness shouldn't be random; kindness may be planned and ambitious and competitive. actual kindness is lively and alive. This inspirational present ebook seeks to show the preconception of 'kindness' on its head--to revolutionize our brooding about it and redefine it as an ethical and moral worth, and to acknowledge these unconventional areas the place it really is found.
Featuring unique contributions from a wide selection of artistic members including:
Entertainers: Annie Lennox, Wayne Hemingway, Goldie Hawn, Melanie Griffith, Linus Roache, Angelina Jolie, and extra . . .
Contemporary philosophers: David Korten, Ralph Nader, Matthew Fox and extra . . .
Activists: John chicken, Charlie Kernaghan and extra . . .
Outsiders: political prisoners, homeless humans, asylum seekers, native-rights activists and extra . . .
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BUT ALTHOUGH DEATH IS A LOSS, IT IS ALSO A GIFT: IT GIVES US THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW UNWAVERING, BRAVE AND NURTURING LOVE. WHEN FACED WITH THE QUESTION OF HOW TO CARE FOR SOMEONE W HO IS DYING, W E SHOULD ASK OURSELVES WHAT W OULD TRULY SERVE ALL THE NEEDS OF THAT PERSON, NOT JUST THE MEDICAL ONES. WHAT WOULD W E WANT FOR OURSELVES, AND WHAT ARE W E REALLY CAPABLE OF? IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE, LOVE AND LOSE WITH PASSION, COMMITMENT, AND REAL KINDNESS. KATE MAHER-PURCELL W IDOW OF GREG, WHO DIED SURROUNDED BY LOVE 61 WHAT PRICE HEALTH CARE?
BEFORE SHE WALKS AWAY SHE PUTS A TWO-POUND COIN INTO MY HAND. SOMEHOW, IN THE LAST FEW MINUTES, MY AFTERNOON HAS GOT A WHOLE LOT BETTER. I DECIDE TO WALK TO THE CAFE. AND USE THE MONEY TO BUY MYSELF AN HOUR IN THE WARM DRINKING TEA. AS I WALK DOWN THE ROAD THE RAIN FINALLY STOPS. K. HOMELESS NEWSPAPER 37 THE STRANGE FRUIT OF KINDNESS KINDNESS, IF DEFINED AS ANY CLOSE RELATIVE TO MERE TOLERANCE, IS A VERY LEAKY BOAT. REAL KINDNESS IS BUILT UP ON ACTUAL DELIGHT IN THE OTHER. JUST W H O HAVE BEEN OUR STREET OUTCASTS, OUR LOCAL WEIRDOS, FREAKS, ECCENTRICS, ALCOHOLICS AND DRUG ABUSERS?
IT GAVE HIM FAITH IN HIMSELF AND THE DETERMINATION TO CONFRONT HIS PROBLEMS AND MOVE FORWARD. I IMAGINE A W O RLD OF KINDNESS TO BE A PLACE W H ERE IT IS CHRISTMAS 365 DAYS OF THE YEAR-W HERE THE MAGIC CAST BY OUR VOLUNTEERS IS FOUND EVERYWHERE, EVERY DAY, AND COMPASSION 52 IS THE UNIVERSAL RESPONSE TO HOMELESSNESS. THE HOPE THAT OUR CHRISTMAS EVENT BROUGHT TO JO N ’S LIFE WOULD BE DELIVERED TO EVERY HOMELESS PERSON. IT WOULD BE NAIVE TO BELIEVE THAT COMPASSION ALONE WILL SOLVE HOMELESSNESS. THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT STRUCTURAL SOLUTIONS, SUCH AS HOUSING AND BENEFITS, ARE CRITICAL.