A friend of mine shared this video on his blog and I immediately thought it was something you, dear readers, might enjoy. It’s in two parts.
Starring TJ Thyne and Vicki Davis.
This is a brilliant short film that just makes you smile. At 16 minutes it brilliantly delves into the topics of kindness and validation in ways longer films haven’t. I would like to thank LuminousRealities for sharing this find first, and like her will implore you to do yourself a favor and watch this film as soon as you can. It is an illustration of the power and effect of our words. A compliment can go so much further than we realize. It can not only make someone’s day, but can give them the strength they need to get through the hard times. This is not just common sense, but something that has been encouraged by prophets, religious leaders, and wise people throughout time. Here are just a few examples:
A kindly tongue is the lodestone of the hearts of men. It is the bread of the spirit, it clotheth the words with meaning, it is the fountain of the light of wisdom and understanding.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. ~Aesop
If you are motivated by loving kindness and compassion, there are many ways to bring happiness to others right now, starting with kind speech. ~Thich Nhat Hanh
So enjoy this breath of fresh air and smile! 🙂