A KINDNESS POEM

Kindness is contagious Open your hearts my precious In giving is receiving The ultimate blessing  Do not score Let it pour Are you kind Ask your mind  All it takes is a thought To help another, in challenges caught Simple gestures touch the soul Kindness should be everyone’s goal Kavita Panyam   Kavita Panyam is a Counseling Psychologist, Wellness coach, Author and blogger. She is a consultant at several online portals as a psychologist. Kavita is a columnist at a

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WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK!

It’s World Breastfeeding Week and it’s very heartening to see the level of support and solidarity this natural part of a mother-child relationship has gained over the last few years. While today I am an avid supporter of this cause, this is far from what I personally felt as a first-time mother when my son was born over a decade ago. My 12 year old son, out of nowhere, casually asked me, ‘Mom, do you know it’s World Breastfeeding Week’? I looked

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CALLING KINDNESS

The mother nurses her ailing son, The clouds collide to quench the earth, The seeds sprout birthing green twins, The sun shines on snowy tops, Why do they have to do this? Is it not kind of them to do their part? Where do they get this kindness from? How do they make themselves so selfless? Where do they get the inspiration from? How can they give anonymously? Is it sold in market place? In malls or in online space?

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WHAT IS KINDNESS?

The way we understand the other’s point of view is kindness, The way we show our feelings towards others is kindness, The way we make people smile whatever the situation may be is kindness, The way we make people happy by our small acts is kindness, The way we remain calm when things get bad is kindness, The way we never forget to be grateful in any situation is kindness, And the way we appreciate others by not being jealous

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KINDNESS: A LOST VIRTUE

The word stared at me  Mustn’t I give up now What shall I write on kindness  That people don’t already know…   Sun rose quite the same way this morning Without any much ado Just as the killings around various borders  The murders and the dupes  The buds bloomed in the valley this morning  While humans were robbed of their own bloom  But the butterfly sang to the flower Sharing some love, made her groom Why did the river water touch the

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KINDNESS HAS CHANGED MY LIFE

American author and storyteller, Garrison Keillor once said “Nothing you do for children is ever wasted” and rightly so. When I volunteered to teach at Angel Xpress Foundation, I was not really sure what to expect and what was expected of me. I knew a gist of the wonderful work that Angel Xpress did and was eager to participate. I volunteered to teach English to underprivileged children who came to the Goregaon East Centre. What started off as my contribution towards

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KINDNESS IS LIKE THE FLAME OF A CANDLE

She rose from her bed with an infectious enthusiasm and began to natter incoherently with animated gestures. It was her special day after all! “I have become a big girl now. I am 3 years old”, she chirped making all of us smile. That day we did not have to push her to get things done on time which meant she chomped on her sandwich pretty fast and was ready to visit the temple in the vicinity in record time.

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A CRASH COURSE IN KINDNESS

Kindness leads to inner happiness, peace! What’s kindness? Kindness starts with a thought… You can act kindly only when you think positively. It’s an expression of your thought! You cannot fake it. It comes from the heart! The thought becomes your words. If you cannot speak kind words, better to be silent. Bhagavad Gita Ch 17, verse 15 emphasizes on austerity of speech. You can be kind to someone if you already have a preconceived positive notion about that person

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YOUR TURN NOW!

40th birthday – A big achievement or just another year? All of a sudden it seemed like 40 is such a big number, with all my friends celebrating it as a milestone birthday. Being the founder of YOUR TURN NOW – a global movement of spreading smiles through random acts of Kindness and a father to a 12 year old son, I decided to carry out 40 acts of humanity to celebrate my fortieth birthday on 8th March 2017. 40 random acts of kindness with 40 friends, ”The perfect way to usher in the year”. All 40 acts would be different from each other and they had to be

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ANVI, MID LIGHT PRODUCTIONS

I am Bangalore born and bred, and now London based. Currently I am working on an exceptional talent endorsement by Arts Council England and I am represented by Nic Knight Management. I come from a family of artists, poets and scholars (Srinivasa Prabhu – veteran actor and director in Kannada theatre, T.V and film; and Ranjini Prabhu, renowned Kannada poetess. My younger brother is also now a vocalist and guitarist in two different rock bands and a DJ). Since I

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