Category: The Art of Kindness
|April 9, 2012||Posted by Jenny Ann Fraser under Feast..., The Art of Kindness|
My last post was about learning to love yourself despite a past where one may not have been treated as well as they deserve. I also wrote about how it is my responsibility to make sure that I do not allow people in my life who will hurt or abuse me. I made a commitment… …continue reading.
|February 13, 2012||Posted by Jenny Ann Fraser under The Art of Kindness, Working Towards a Better World|
Today’s post was originally posted on September 10, 2010. Going over it again today, I stand by my words with even more conviction. Letting go of judgmental thoughts and committing to being kind has been the single biggest key to my own self-worth. This is how I learned forgiveness. As I have mentioned more than a… …continue reading.
|January 3, 2012||Posted by Jenny Ann Fraser under Feast..., The Art of Kindness||
A few years ago, this prayer became my mantra. I wrote it out on index cards, decorated them with stickers and drawings and posted them all over my home. There was one above the kitchen sink, one on my bathroom mirror, it was the wallpaper on my computer and I carried the tiny book Heart Steps, where it can be found on page 31, everywhere I went. …continue reading.
|October 17, 2011||Posted by Jenny Ann Fraser under The Art of Kindness|
A few weeks ago, I stepped out of the front door of the building I work in to run for the bus and just about walked right into the middle a fight between two young men. One of them was swinging a very large chain at the other. I quickly jumped back inside, locked the… …continue reading.
|September 22, 2011||Posted by Jenny Ann Fraser under The Art of Kindness|
I write often about acceptance, and being in the moment. Every day, I find that accepting the small things that string together the hours of my day, makes my life much less stressful, and much more pleasant. Whatever happens, from an encounter with a difficult customer, to being given tasks that I really dislike, acceptance… …continue reading.
|August 11, 2011||Posted by Jenny Ann Fraser under The Art of Kindness|
I don’t see how there could be a happy alternative to fully being oneself. Anything less would deny you your destiny as far as I can tell. I think the key to being our true selves lies in trust. We need to trust in a benevolent universe that creates nothing in nature without purpose, and… …continue reading.
|August 1, 2011||Posted by Jenny Ann Fraser under The Art of Kindness|
Today, I was going to write a post about compassion. What I have learned, what I am still learning. To be compassionate, requires an understanding of our inextricable connection with each other, the Earth and all of its living things. When we understand ourselves as a part of the whole universe, not some separate entity… …continue reading.