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Kindness: The Little Thing That Matters Most Hardcover – September 7, 2017
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`The world needs kindness - now more than ever - and the straightforward advice in these pages could change the world. Let's hope it does.' - Rufus Hound - comedian, actor and presenter `Kindness is the foundation for a happier world. This wonderful book is packed with inspiring and practical ways that we can all help to spread more ripples of kindness and happiness in our daily lives. Highly recommended.' ~ Dr Mark Williamson, Director of Action for Happiness `We hear so much about ambition, drive, determination, energy - but I increasingly believe that kindness is actually the most important quality in life (and in business, too). We need a kinder world and Jaime's incredibly important work is helping to make it happen.' - Jo Fairley, Green & Black's co-founder, speaker and leading entrepreneur `Kindness is overflowing with inspiring messages to help us all remember the importance of being kind. Whether you're young or old, these are inspiring reminders of how we can make society better for all of us.' - Bullying UK, part of Family Lives. `I was always bought up to show loving kindness towards others. To help others, like 52 Lives does, is a selfless act. It doesn't cost anything to be kind and it can mean so much - a simple smile costs nothing.' - Duncan James, singer from Blue, actor and presenter. `To me kindness is giving selflessly. It's to give with no expectation. A smile, a helping hand, a warm gesture... just because your heart desires to do a good deed for no other reason than to make someone happy. 52 Lives is amazing, selfless & truly wonderful.' - Gemma Oaten, actor
About the Author
52 Lives is a registered charity that aims to change someone's life every week of the year, with the support of almost 100,000 strangers and 52 celebrities who spread kindness and collectively change lives. It was founded in 2013 by Jaime Thurston, who has been featured by request on Surprise Surprise and Radio 4. Jaime Thurston has received a Points of Light Award from the Prime Minister and was name Clarins/You Magazine Woman of the Year in 2016.
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Jaime Thurston has written a wonderful book about kindness. I loved that she gives her readers concrete examples on how they can be kind. There's also scientific information about kindness in the book, which is very interesting. Last, but not least, some amazing 52 Lives experiences are being shared, which shows the beauty behind the project.
Kindness - The Little Thing That Matters Most looks fantastic. The book is colorful, cheerful and very pretty, which gives it a gorgeous positive vibe. It has the exact right atmosphere and that makes it an attractive book to read and to give to someone as a gift. Kindness is important and it's handy to have a guidebook, sometimes knowing where to start can make a huge difference.
Jaime Thurston's writing has a nice easy flow, which enables the reader to focus on the content entirely. Kindness - The Little Thing That Matters Most is a heartwarming book, it looks inviting and welcoming, which is something I absolutely love. The best thing about this book for me though is how inspiring it is. I love how Jaime Thurston motivates people, makes them think, uncovers their potential and shows them how to be their best self. I highly recommend this beautiful book.
Kindness perfectly fits into this category, as it contains 52 ideas (one for each week of the year) to spread kindness to others in some very simple ways. From truly listening (rather than interrupting) and apologising (and really meaning it) to setting up an online wish list for a person in need, or sharing encouraging words to someone who is having a hard time.
These 52 ideas are intertwined with real-life examples of similar projects or things that have made a real difference, from strangers sending encouraging video messages to a young boy who was being bullied to donating shoes to schools.
The key for all of these projects is that is doesn't have to be time intensive or expensive to help someone else, but just a minute each day or a more conscious approach to a situation can already be the first ripple in creating a kinder world.
This book is a stunner inside and out, and the inspiration we all need in the world right now.