For a moment life suddenly feels lighter

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“I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (‘I’m not a big one for paying compliments…’), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.”

Jonathan Carroll 


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  1. Reblogged this on Pintowski's Blog and commented:
    Good morning my beloved trusted friends

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  2. Beautiful…. I haven’t sung and danced under the rain, but I remember once I swam while it was raining (during summer), it was amazing… 🙂 Thank you, love, nia

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  3. You had me with the clip; you kept me with the quote. LOVE.

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  4. haha that clip! Definitely made me smile 🙂

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  5. So very true, especially when I’m having a crap day. Do something for or say something nice to someone else, and the clouds lift a bit….

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  6. Well said!

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  7. love this

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  8. I love this. So true. The kind gestures become easier the more you do them too. Win-win.

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  9. I agree 100%!! And love the clip!

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  10. Absolutely totally agree with what he says. I love the Gene Kelly film images to go with it.

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  11. Reblogged this on Notes from "A Place to Live Forever" and commented:
    singing or dancing in the rain, it’s an attitude in life. Be a happy person, anyone can grouch about the weather, but the weather won’t change – Gene Kelly laughs the weather off with style!
    I love the classics.

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  12. yes, it is the smallest of gestures that have the greatest impact. love this post )

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  13. Peggy Farrell Schroeder says:

    This always makes me smile and the message is so true.

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  14. I’m a believer, but not a good practitioner. More rain on me.

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