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Photo: Bee and thistle: Taken high in the Cascade Mountains where there is a bee buzzing on every thistle. by Debora Rorvig

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Are you being nice or being kind?

"Always be kind. But think twice before you're "nice." Nice, is often a mask of pleasantness we put over negative feelings. Nice is often a form of self-rejection. Real kindness feels good. It's when we give because we want to give and we give in ways that respect everyone, including us."

Tama J. Kieves

Wow! I read this quote on Tama Kieves' website and it really made me think. We're told to be nice so often; but really we need to be kind, don't we? You can link to her site here:


ellen b. said...

Something good to think about...

farmlady said...

You can, generally, BE NICE. But, it takes more effort and love to be kind.
I believe you should always try to make a situation better and it needs to come from a place of love. It's not always easy but, as the quote said,"Real kindness feels good." I like that.
Good thoughts. I will check out Tama's website. Thanks.

joanne said...

never thought about it in that way but oh so true!


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