Friday, April 12, 2013

How to Find Happiness A-Z: K



Have you seen Pay It Forward? I love and hate that movie. Why? I hate crying while watching a movie, and it gets me every time--but the message is awesome.

This reminds me of that:


Mom always said if you're having a bad day, do something nice for someone else.

Kindness.

Enough said.

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  1. My K is kindness, too! Thanks for the video (-:

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    1. Wait a second, I thought cheese was peace. *squinty eyes*

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  3. Oh my god - I know what you mean about 'Pay it Forward'
    What a wonderful video - the ripple effect!

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    1. Yuppers. It's amazing what a little thoughtfulness can do, eh?

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  4. Lovely video, and my thoughts, exactly! Happy K Day--may yours be filled with kindness at every turn!
    tm

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    1. Happy K-day to you! And similar wishes in return.

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  5. I loved that video, thank you.

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  6. I love and hate this movie as well, Crystal. But mostly because my mother-in-law spouted for MONTHS how awesome this movie was then to watch THAT ending, I was absolutely crushed. I can't imagine losing my child, especially in an act of brutal violence. But, yes, the message is so awesome. If only we kept in the forefront of our lives how rewarding giving can be, we would all live more happy, fulfilled lives :)

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    1. Super true. Too bad we have these really buggy, really short memories, eh?

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  7. Love the video. What goes around comes around.
    Hope you've had a fab day. :-)

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  8. Like what ur Mom said. So true. :)

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    1. I know. Smart woman, right? I've finally learned to listen to her.

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  9. I liked that movie. Good post. New follower here. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" challenge and I look forward to visiting again.

    Sylvia
    http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

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    1. Sylvia, Yay! Welcome. So great to meet you.

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  10. Right to the point and so true. Good post, Crystal.

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  11. I bawled like such a baby when I watched that movie. Amazing is an understatement - in fact, the whole idea is a blessing. Have you heard of the Corner Cafe? It's a coffee shop where that whole "pay it forward" idea gets passed on, all because one woman was feeling generous and paid for the next 100$ worth of coffees. People who wanted to pay but got theirs free, would pay for the person behind them...

    Now, I'm bawling again.

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    1. I can't watch the video without bawling too. =) And yes, I have heard of the Corner Cafe. Awesome.

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  12. The ending ruined the movie for me. Such a great message tossed aside for shock value. :(

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    1. On Pay it Forward? Yeah. I felt it drove the message home, but I haven't watched it a second time.

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  13. I liked that movie (and also hated the ending, yeah). In college, we had a teacher who gave us a pay-it-forward project called RAK: Random Acts of Kindness, wherein we had to do kind deeds for people without letting them know our identities. A covert operations! It felt really good!

    From the A-Z neighborhood,
    Deecoded

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    1. I love it! Mom would occasionally send us out on Sundays, and always at Christmas to doorbell ditch after leaving gifts (cookies etc) on the porch.

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  14. Your mother gave good advice.
    Francene.
    A - Z Challenge
    http://francene-wordstitcher.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. True what ever your non said
    An act of kindness might just lessen the trouble for the day
    Haven't watched the movie but heard a lot

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    1. I know! Like just a smile can do amazing things. Yesterday one of my hubby's coworkers called me a "cutie", and it totally made my day. =)

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  16. Kindness is so much more important than knowledge. For knowledge to become valuable you must use that knowledge to perform an act of kindness Then you can change the world. Thank you for sharing that amazing video.
    http://marykatbpcsc45.blogspot.com/2013/04/k-is-for-knowledge.html

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  17. I've recently seen a quote floating around from Mr. Rogers. Something to the effect of anytime there is a tragedy, look for the helpers. There are and always will be people who are there to help. How wonderful that there are such good people who have learned the concept of kindness to counteract the people who never quite learned that lesson.

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    1. I know exactly what you mean. There's always an outpouring of love after a tragedy.

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