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The Perfect Holiday Gift (video)

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ~ Dalai Lama

The perfect gift is a thoughtful one. If you follow my Econesting blog, you know I like to share thoughtful ideas and eco-projects. I had grand plans to share a blizzard of DIY projects as a holiday gift to my Care2 readers. Then I watched this video (below) over on Elephant Journal. I was moved to share this instead.

How often do you do something small and compassionate for someone else? If you do that often, youíll understand how one small act of kindness can grow inside of you and others.

In my last post, Holiday Happiness: 8 Things To Do Today, I included: Practice Acts of Kindness. Why? Because, performing acts of kindness makes us feel good inside and out. When you are kind to others, it releases serotonin. Serotonin is a chemical in your brain that provides huge health benefits. Being compassionate makes us feel good. Itís a selfless win-win act that can literally change the world.

As this video below depicts, kindness can be present anywhere. At Care2, kindness is an ongoing theme. Hereís Annís recent post, How Small Acts of Kindness Can Heal and Inspire, and hereís why we need a kindness revolution. Want a few online ways to find inspiration and share kindness? Check out the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation for more inspiration.

Just in time for the holidays, a gentle snow blew over my nest. Kindness is like a slow soft snowstorm. The softer it lands, the kinder it is, and the deeper it sinks into your soul.

The time to make this world a kinder place is now. Peace and joy.

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.

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10:34AM PDT on Jul 29, 2012

mandi and dj -- do good is prince william and kate c.????sos

6:56PM PST on Jan 14, 2012

Dankjewel.

6:27PM PST on Dec 29, 2011

nice... ty

pay it forward...

6:58PM PST on Dec 27, 2011

Beautiful.

4:27AM PST on Dec 25, 2011

Thanks.

7:00AM PST on Dec 24, 2011

noted

6:22AM PST on Dec 24, 2011

Thank you

7:21PM PST on Dec 23, 2011

Thanks so much for the uplifting video!

4:55PM PST on Dec 23, 2011

I hope somebody returned the kid's skateboard.

4:42PM PST on Dec 23, 2011

I love the phrase, "Kindness keeps the world afloat".
Thank you

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