Spread kindness abundantly

December 6, 2022 | 16 comments


Here’s a little saying that pops up on t-shirts, posters, mugs, and a myriad of other places.

Sprinkle kindness like confetti.

What a great idea! Spread it around abundantly and prolifically. The world could use more kindness.

16 thoughts on “Spread kindness abundantly”

  1. When I read this , this morning, I read ..’politically’ instead of ..’prolifically..’!
    Caught out initially but then i thought this kindness / understanding is definitely also needed politically around the world. So, I’m including it in my prayers too. Thank you Evan for your continual inspiration and definite influence on our world❣️Blessing to everyone.

  2. Thanks Evan. Love the happy picture.
    If anyone is struggling with finding,
    and giving, kindness/happiness, now
    is a good time to gain the meaning.
    Christmas seen and felt.
    Then the NEW year will be, NEW.
    The picture works for entering a new,
    year of kindness sprinkling.

  3. “Sprinkle kindness like confetti” – I’ve never heard or seen this before. Love the idea and the photo. Thanks so much for sharing this!

  4. Every corner of our world can use this kindness, leaving none untouched by kindness felt ! ! ! Let the shower begin with you and me! to quote Mom, Love, LOve, LOVE; here’s to showers for all!!!

  5. Spreading kindness makes the kind person happier and more trusting and gracious, generous with curiosity and forgiveness, more grateful and flexible, more morally courageous, Everyone who receives it and witnesses the kindness is happier. People who hear about it happier, immune system’s healthier, and social justice more possible. Certainly kindness spread prolifically has to include love demonstrated politically.

    Thank you for telling us you switched the words “prolifically” and “politically” because that gives us something to think about. My Christian Science teacher said that everything humans think and do is both theological and political, because they deal with cause and effect, good and evil, individual and society, humanity and the rest of living beings, past and future influenced by present decisions, values and world view, definitions of problems and solutions, and how wide or narrow options are, whether to Hope, or despair, definitions of power within each individual versus power over others, how decisions are made regarding shared resources, the role of humanity within nature, justice and mercy, rights and responsibility, love or fear. Professor Dr. Cornell West famously stated: “Justice is love made public.”

  6. I appreciate everyone’s comments today, and the idea of political kindness is great. We don’t often associate politics with kindness, especially in the very divisive atmosphere that seems to be playing out these days.

    “Sprinkle kindness like confetti” We can find wisdom anywhere, even on mugs and t-shirts, if we are looking and listening with spiritual sense. I mentioned the other day that I was having some challenges seeing through the commercialism and hype of this holiday season and didn’t want to become cynical. I’m starting to see that animal magnetism/error is trying to trick me into looking at and judging only the surface appearances so that I can’t see that underneath and behind erroneous material beliefs about this season are many beautiful spiritual ideas and values that I can see being expressed and represented. Need to look deeper, Error, you can’t fool me.

    1. Have you watched “The Science of Christmas” on YouTube? It’s a talk given by Laurence Doyle last Christmas at Third Church, New York. I found it very helpful.

      1. Thanks very much Joan, I do remember watching this when it was broadcast live online last Christmas Eve, but I’m sure with how I’ve been feeling it would help to listen again. I checked and it’s archived on their website thirdchurchnyc.com under the Lectures tab. This year their annual Christmas Eve lecture is by Brian Webster titled ‘The Christmas Story is Our Story’, 7:30pm EST same website (and in person at Third Church In New York City).

      1. J thank you for this article, look forward to reading it.

        Also greatly appreciated the article you shared yesterday, “What is Christmas’ from 1956, it was very good for me at this time to read the ideas expressed there. It contained a lovely statement from Calvin Coolidge, who was President of the US in the 1920’s:
        “Christmas is not a time or a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. If we think on these things, there will be born in us a Savior and over us will shine a star sending its gleam of hope to the world.”

  7. Thank you Evan for this admonition to spread Love abundantly.
    I had a very friendly phone call with a company where I bought a new printer for our church.
    Meanwhile this company sends our church masses of advertisements. My church advised me to phone them to stop sending advertisements. After I read Evan`s SpiritView I knew I would express this kindness during this phone talk. The employee understood my kind explanation and promised me that we will not get any advertisements further. We are God`s children and can always express all of God`s qualities we need for being loving to our neighbors. During today`s phone call I got Kindness back and am grateful for it. 🙂

  8. Wonderful post and comments–thank you, Evan and everyone! Kindness doesn’t “cost” anything, but breathes hope and joy for all.

  9. Thank you Evan for the wonderful post and your expression of kindness. Thanks to everyone for their kindness as the y share their experiences with us.

  10. A couple with two young children live across the street from me. After my grandchildren visit me, I give them the leftover “kid” food e.g. cookies, ice cream, chips, etc., When my local grocery store has their cakes on sale for
    $5, I buy an extra one for them. Last night, my doorbell rang about 5 pm. It was this neighbor and their little boy, about 6 or 7 years old. He and his mom had baked some chocolate chip cookies to give me still warm from the oven. The child said, “In my Cub Scouts, we have a Kindness Calendar, and we do something kind for someone else. I thought of you first because you are so nice to us.” How wonderful to see a child noticing kindness and wanting to be kind to others! Grateful.

  11. A man named Houston Kraft wrote a book called “Deep Kindness” in which he originated the idea of throwing kindness around like confetti. He is an inspirational speaker mainly to teacher groups. If you google “confetti kindness” there is a wealth of swag and teacher materials. Thanks Evan, for bringing this into wider awareness. It’s much needed in our world.

Leave a comment!

Keep the conversation going! Your email address will not be published.