At our Beach House, we start off every New Year with a different theme and focus. Last year, it was Awakening 2017: A Year With Intention, which provided us with the perfect opportunity to look within to find our inner calm. We explored our minds and searched our souls to uncover versions of ourselves that we never knew existed. For 2018, we are harnessing all the lessons we have learnt and applying them to our daily rituals by discovering the secrets to everyday happy living with Kinship 2018: A Year To Get Consciously Cozy.
We were inspired by the Danish concept of ‘hygge’ (pronounced “hoo-gah”), which is a quality of presence and an experience of belonging and togetherness. It is a feeling of being cozy, warm, comforted and safe. It’s a feeling of engagement and relatedness, of belonging to the moment and to each other. Hygge is a sense of abundance and contentment. Hygge is about being, not having.
Over the course of the year, we are diving into our Kinship Manifesto, which we believe is the perfect blueprint for finding happiness in simple but meaningful moments. For this blog post, we are sharing our favourite quotes on Exercising Kindness because we are strong believers in kindness cultivating abundance. Read on for more!
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop
“When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world.” – Harold S. Kushner
“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” – Jean Jacques Rousseau
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain
“In the end, only kindness matters.” – Jewel
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde
“Kindness is the noblest weapon to conquer with.” – Thomas Fuller
“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” – Dalai Lama