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I launched Kind Living in 2011 to centralize the kindness content I've been creating since the 1990's, making it more easily available. Throughout, I've been fortunate to be connected to many wonderful people, demonstrating the significant overlap between giving and receiving.

On that note, as we come to the end of 2021, I invite to show your support of Kind Living through a financial gift. Such support offsets our expenses and provides us a tremendous amount of positive encouragement. Consider this an invitation to give based on the value you receive from what Kind Living offers. 

You can make a one-time contribution via PayPal, set up a recurring monthly contribution at Patreon, or even buy us a cup of coffee.

Perhaps of interest, part of every financial donation is passed along to other organizations and crowdfunding projects that inspire us. We see this as part of an important flow of receiving and giving energy. 

Thank you for your support!

27 December 2021
Words by Andy Smallman / Artwork by Fish Astronaut
Find the Positive

To wrap up 2021, I invite you to engage in a self-compassion exercise. As your comfort level allows, review an event from this year that caused you to suffer at the time of it (please don't choose anything that causes you significant pain).

Having selected the event, consider the following:

  • What has come into your life since that event, specifically because of it?
    • Perhaps you met someone you otherwise would not have met.  
    • Perhaps you learned how to respond better to a person or situation you found difficult.
Be gentle with yourself as you do this, and, if necessary, be a little bit creative. If it helps, pretend the situation didn't happen to you, but to a character in a movie. 

Finally, as a concluding action to 2021, maybe even on New Year's Eve, allow yourself to express gratitude for the event because of what has entered your life due to it. 

With connection & warmth,


Kind Living inspires people to both recognize
and engage in acts of ordinary kindness.

Copyright © 2021 Andy Smallman, All rights reserved.

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