Thursday, November 29, 2018

Book Beginning: A Year of Living Kindly: Choices That Will Change Your Life and the World Around You by Donna Cameron



Stories of kindness are everywhere . . . if we look for them.

-- from Chapter 1, "Being Nice Isn't the Same as Being Kind," in A Year of Living Kindly: Choices That Will Change Your Life and the World Around You by Donna Cameron.

I loved the idea of this book as soon as it caught my eye. I can't wait to dive in and the title of the first chapter intrigues me. What does this mean, being nice isn't the same as being kind?

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Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I like the sound of this one. Thanks for sharing.

Roberta said...
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Roberta said...

Funny, I just read a book that explained the difference between nice and kind. Oddly, it was about improving brain function.

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Oh Wow!

I read your question about the difference between 'kind' and 'nice', so checked out a few more of the opening lines of the book on Amazon.

Big Mistake! From Donna's interpretation at least, I appear to be quite a 'nice' person, but that in no way makes me a 'kind' person. The differences could not be any more clearly written, so perhaps I need to keep on reading this first chapter at least ...

Look out for the new 'kind' me soon :)

Thanks for sharing and enjoy the book :)


Donna H said...

Sounds like a thought-provoking book.

Yvonne said...

Sounds good. Have a great weekend!

Lisbeth @ The Content Reader said...

I love the beginning. Sounds like an interesting book that might change the world, if we all did just that.

Susanne said...

Oh this one sounds good.

Anne Bennett said...

We all should learn to live more kindly. I'll look for this book, if you think it is worth the time. My Friday Quotes

Nicki J Markus said...

Hope the book will meet your expectations. Happy Reading!

Carole said...

Off to see if the library has this one. Cheers

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