Books

Nourish Your Soul

This past week, I wrapped up a little book study with a small group of ladies. We listened to A Case for Kindness by Lisa Barrickman. In the book, the author outlines “forty kindness practices that easily fit the margins of [our] day-to-day interactions” (description from Hoopla).

Here are just a few ways we can extend kindness as described in the book (in no particular order) …

  • put people before projects
  • care for ourselves
  • reduce clutter in our homes; give our excess away
  • write a tribute to an important person who has helped shape us
  • be mindful of our surroundings, looking for opportunities to extend kindness
  • pray for people
  • go the extra mile for someone
  • leave kindness notes for others to find
  • take and share photographs
  • forgive
  • give gifts secretly
  • care for our friends
  • learn and use people’s names
  • give money
  • donate blood
  • lean in and listen
  • take care of the earth

To use the words of the author, “When we are out reacting to the world with kindness, we can be encouraged that our love has a three-way impact. It pleases the pourer, delights the drenched, and stirs up the splashed.”

I encourage you to check out the A Case for Kindness website. Here’s the link:

https://www.acaseforkindness.com/

And, of course, give the book a read or a listen. You can purchase the book here: A Case For Kindness: 40 Ways to Love and Inspire Others if you like. Once you do, be sure to set some goals for you and your family to sprinkle kindness going forward. I promise I will do the same 🙂

“Your own soul is nourished when you are kind; it is destroyed when you are cruel.” Proverbs 11:17

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