Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled Volume 1 by Zero Dean
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Help create a perpetual kindness machine…

Help create a perpetual kindness machine by actively helping to support and encourage those who help support and encourage others.

Help create a perpetual kindness machine by actively helping to support and encourage those who help support and encourage others.

I think we sometimes forget that the little things we do — that don’t seem like much or take much effort — can make a big difference in other people’s lives.

This is what I meant when I said:

Never underestimate the power of a single act of kindness to make a significant difference in someone’s life. Your act may just be the added lift that someone needs to go from falling to flying.”

Here are some of those simple things:

  • Looking someone in the eye when you say “Thank you.” and sincerely meaning it.
  • Saying “You’re welcome” to others — clearly — and with meaning.
  • Artists, writers, and creative-types who create content are almost always “starving artists”. Helping to bring a greater awareness to their work is one of the kindest things you can do. Social media makes this easy. Even a single “like” to an artist’s page can be encouraging.

Regarding your sources of online entertainment and education:

Providing feedback to these places is HUGE.

Sending a short “thank you” email or positive feedback to web sites (yes, even BIG ones — but especially little ones) or people who help make your online experience more enjoyable is extremely encouraging. While likes and +1s and shares are awesome — actually sending written positive feedback expressing why you like what you like is extremely valuable to those who create original content.

* And any time you happen to be on the receiving end of positive feedback, save it and refer to it later! This is what positive feedback folders are for!

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You may not always know what to do, but you can always choose…

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You may not always know what to do, but you can always choose the type of person you want to be.

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Project warmth. Appear approachable. And remember to smile.

Project warmth. Appear approachable. And remember to smile.

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” — Leo Buscaglia

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Related:

I don’t like pop-ups. But the fact is, they get people’s attention. And here’s the deal, I want your email address. But rather than put a form here that 99.9% of people ignore, I want to provide you with a link that tells you exactly why I want your email address.

I promise it’s not a waste of your time. But if you suspect it is, I get it. (I’ve been tricked before, too).