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Harmonious Kindness

Day 138: Harmonious Kindness

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha

The amazing Louise Hay, author of several books, including You Can Heal Your Life, speaks at length about the power of affirmations. One of her regular affirmations is that all of her relationships are harmonious. She especially applies this affirmation to people she works with, landlords and any person others have deemed difficult. She has even used a version of this affirmation with people in her life that she had past turmoil with. In each relationship that she affirmed to be harmonious, she soon found to be harmonious. I have been putting a version of her affirmation to test and I have to say, it works. I have written, said aloud and even meditated that certain relationships are harmonious and healthy and sure enough they have proved to be or are shifting that direction. I now have added that all of my relationships, and any new people I meet, are harmonious and healthy. It is amazing what a positive attitude and a regular kind affirmation can create. What we think, we certainly become.

With Kindness,

Jennifer Palazzo

 

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The Power of Kindness

Day 123: The Power of Kindness

“Things always have a way of working out. Never underestimate the power of prayer, faith and love.” – Unknown

It is difficult to see the light and to have faith that “things” will work out the way we hope and wish for when we are in the midst of a true crisis. We never truly have an idea if situations will turn out the way we hope they will or not, but we certainly can try to make a difference with positive affirmations and prayer. I like to think of prayer and positive affirmations as almost the same thing, except with positive affirmations, instead of asking the universe or our higher power for what we desire, we affirm what we want through positive thinking and the law of attraction. Of course this is a much easier task when life is going well or is at least manageable, but may not be possible when life hands us a crisis. In this case, we can let our loved ones, support us, pray for us, love us, and say positive affirmations on our behalf.

Pray for yourself and pray for those that need it and are struggling. Everyday practice positive affirmations and affirm all the wonderful things you desire. Life is short, so make sure you are thinking, believing and creating the life you want.

With Kindness,

Jennifer Palazzo

Photo Courtesy of FreeImages.com and The Very Kind Chris Wittwer

Say Yes to Kindness

Day 116: Say Yes to Kindness

“You are the power in your world! You get to have whatever you choose to think!” – Louise Hay

Say yes to kindness. In fact, say yes to whatever it is you desire. Be open to receive the things that you want in life by practicing positive affirmations, mediation, saying yes, making a vision board, writing in a journal or whatever method works for you.

The first step is being open to receive the many gifts that are available to all of us. The world is full of abundance and opportunities, and if we do not limit ourselves, we can do anything. After choosing to be open, to say yes to life and our desires, next we can practice through the chosen method or methods and begin to think the thoughts that will create the beliefs that will then manifest into gifts and treasures. We can try many different approaches until we get what we want. Just remember to choose those thoughts wisely, with care, and precision, because what we think becomes our reality.

 With Kindness,

Jennifer Palazzo

Photo Courtesy of FreeImages.com and The Very Kind Liam Heffernan

Traveling Kindness

Day 109: Traveling Kindness

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” -Dalai Lama

 

It’s a whole new life, this life of practicing kindness.

I was traveling today and I had so many opportunities to practice simple acts of kindness and it was fabulous and inspiring! My lovely friend took me to the airport after we dropped her kids to school. We arrived to LAX fairly quickly. I arrived a few hours before my flight and was hoping to get on the 8:45 flight instead of my 10:40 flight. The problem was that it was already 8:25. Luckily, the 8:45 was delayed until 9:25. Perfect! I got through security swiftly, found the appropriate gate, walked up and nicely asked the agent if I could fly stand by. She explained that the list was already filled with 15 people. I asked if I should bother adding my name. She said yes. I thanked her, sat down and told myself that I was going to get on that flight, and within 20 minutes I was called up and given a boarding pass. I gave her a big smile, enthusiastically thanked her, and told her that she made my day!! She looked up in surprise, and gave me the biggest and most genuine smile back! I think I made her day too!

I continued to greet and thank every airline employee I saw. They all individually stopped what they were doing, looked up and returned warm smiles. The ticket agent, paused, looked up, met my eyes, greeted me by name and told me to have a beautiful day! I found an open seat, room for my bag, and everyone was so pleasant and nice. Eventually a young man, traveling to tour Northern California universities asked to sit in the middle seat next to me. He was so polite, sweet and open to converse. We shared, had a lovely conversation about passion, books, where we grew up and much more. When it was time to part ways, he wished me luck and I did the same. Later in the airport, we ran into each other and he introduced himself. We had forgotten to exchange names! We wished each other well and both left feeling joyful.

I practiced kindness, smiling, greeting, positive thinking and positive affirmations. My day of travel was beautiful, made me feel joyous and so happy! I lived in the moment and in the flow of life knowing that the kindness I practiced was reflected back to me tenfold.

Jennifer Palazzo

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Kindness Lifts

Day 101: Kindness Lifts

“Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It is anything that lifts another person.” – Plato

I just love this quote, it succinctly expresses my idea of kindness and why I write this blog. Kindness in the way we think, act, believe and carry ourselves. Kindness in the way we speak. Kindness in our facial expressions, the tone of our voices, the look in our eyes. Kindness in the way we touch others and greet others. Kindness in our smile. With that much kindness, pouring out and exuding from within, how could we not lift another and touch their soul?

Remind yourself that you are perfect, that you accept and love yourself no matter what and always. Do this constantly through self talk or affirmations and before long, you will be in love with yourself and have so much gentle kindness within that it will then flow to all other people in your life.

 With Love and Kindness,

Jennifer Palazzo

Photo Courtesy of FreeImages.com and The Very Kind Dean Smith

Magnet for Kindness

Day 99: Magnet for Kindness

“Like a magnet, we draw in what we constantly think about. If you are always thinking positive, happy, joyful thoughts you’re going to be a happy, positive, joyful person, and you will attract other happy, upbeat, positive people.” – Joel Osteen

I spent the day practicing kindness, happy thoughts, and even blessing the strangers on the very crowded commuter train this morning. It was so crowded that this man was squishing his rear into me, I was uncomfortable to say the least, so I closed my eyes and and said to myself, “I now create plenty of space for all of us on this train and I send all of you love and kindness.” I know it sounds a bit crazy, but I’m really digging this positive affirmation thing. It worked. Within a minute, I did not even notice how close he was to me, and a few stops later, I was able to move a bit and I had “plenty” of space. The point is, I could have spent 10 minutes being miserable and uncomfortable, but instead decided to practice kind thoughts and affirmations. And you know what? I had an amazing day filled with only kind people and kind interactions. Maybe its the law of attraction, maybe its the positive affirmations, maybe its just a simple change in perspective, but whatever the reason, it is working, and I am experiencing an abundance of kindness all around.

Kindness to Self:

We can start each and everyday telling ourselves that we are kind and full of kindness, because we are.

Kindness to Others and to Strangers:

When we find ourselves in uncomfortable or difficult situations with loved ones or strangers, we can take a mental time out and create a space for what we want, whether that is love, kindness, patience, or a positive experience. We hold the power within to create whatever situation we desire, or at the very least how we respond to a given situation. Choose Kindness!

Kindness to Our Planet:

We live in a beautiful world, whether we live in a city, suburbs, mountains or countryside, beauty is abound and abundant. Take a few minutes today and everyday to be grateful and notice all the wonders that surround us.

With Love and Kindness,

Jennifer Palazzo

Photo Courtesy of FreeImages.com and The Very Kind Smashy

Kind Creations

Day 98: Kind Creations

“Each of us tends to think we see things as they are, that we are objective. But this is not the case. We see the world, not as it is, but as we are – or as we are conditioned to see it.” – Stephen Covey

“Every thought we think is creating our future.” – Louise Hay

 

All of the wise sages and teachers tell us that what we think and how we feel create the world around us. Essentially what we think becomes what we believe and what we believe becomes what we create. If this is true, we can create what we want. We literally can have anything we put our minds to so long as we really think it and believe it. We have the choice to create positive thoughts and beliefs or negative thoughts and beliefs. Listen to that inner voice and reteach it if necessary. Without realizing it, I have already been practicing a little version of positive thinking and creation.

My friend introduced me to the concept of parking fairies. Sounds silly, I know. It’s very much like what we all learned from the book and movie: The Secret. If we think in the present moment and already believe that there is the perfect parking spot right in front, waiting for us, it will be there. My kids used to think asking the parking fairies for help was both ridiculous and quite embarrassing, especially when I asked in front of their friends. They mocked and laughed and said I was crazy. They begged me to stop talking about the parking fairies, especially in front of their friends. I ignored them, I continue to ask the fairies out loud and proud, to provide me with the perfect spot, and 99.9% of the time I get one.

Now I know this is only a parking spot we are talking about, but what if we applied the same practice to anything and everything in life. Since I have been practicing positive affirmations over the last week, things have moved very quickly in a positive direction for me. I have been trying to reenter a career path I left 13 years ago to raise the children. It has not been an easy journey for many reasons, until I decided to apply a positive affirmation to the situation. I stated: “I now create a new and amazing career for myself.” I said this everyday, several times a day for a week, and very quickly I was offered a contract position with an amazing company that may turn into a long term career for me.

It is very strange and new for me, to think positively. I have always seen what could go wrong instead of what could go right, because of my upbringing and the messages I received as a child. I had no idea how hard wired the negative messages were, until I started rewiring the negative thoughts into positive affirmations. What I am learning about affirmations and creating the things we want, is to state them in the present or as if they already exists. It has only been a week of rewiring, but already pretty miraculous! Imagine all of the wonderful and positive things  we can create just by putting my mind to it. Kindness, Love, Career, Passion, Abundance, really anything.

With Kindness,

Jennifer Palazzo

Photo Courtesy of FreeImages.com and The Very Kind Wendy Pastorius

Kind Affirmations

Day 93: Kind Affirmations

“As you think, so shall you become.” – Bruce Lee

“The ancestor of every action is a thought.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If I can imagine it, I can achieve it; if i can dream it, I can become it.” – William Ward

I never really understood the need for doing affirmations, until now. As I am figuring out how to have kindness in my life, and more importantly inside of me, I am beginning to understand the power of positive affirmations. I know people that use positive affirmations, either by writing them down, saying them everyday and throughout the day and other rituals, such as repeating an affirmation like a mantra. All of these are powerful ways to start changing the way our minds work.

Many of us struggle with the inner critic that says all sorts of negative things. What if it was as easy as retraining the mind to say and eventually believe only positive messages. Such as we are perfect as we are in this moment. That we can have and do anything we desire if we put our mind to it. That is the magic right there. Putting our mind to it. Simply replacing all of the negative self talk with a list of positive affirmations that with practice, take over and replace what was there.

Kindness to Self:

We can begin by writing down all of the negative things we say inside of our minds and then we can change the negative messages into positive affirmations. For example, if we look in the mirror and usually say something like, I am fat, ugly and imperfect, instead we can say, I am slender, beautiful and perfect. If we start saying them over and over eventually we will replace the negative ones and we will have a whole new set of positive beliefs.

Kindness to Others:

As I learn to observe the inner critic, I have realized that it also comes out at those I love the most. Just as we use positive affirmations for ourselves, we can do those same or similar affirmations towards others. We can say, I love myself and I love all others, I approve of  myself and I approve of all others, soon this will be true.

Kindness to Strangers:

As with anything, I believe that if we start with ourselves and then with the people in our lives, our kindness, love, approval, and positive life affirmations will eventually trickle down to strangers and all people.

Kindness to Our Planet:

Same goes for our planet. When we are happy, loving, and kind from within, all beings and all creatures will feel and receive that. It must come from within before it can truly be felt out. At least that has been my experience.

With Love and Kindness,

Jennifer Palazzo

Photo Courtesy of FreeImages.com and The Very Kind Martin K.