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A Glass of Milk

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Jiva Masheder
Mindfulness & Self-Compassion Teacher
Listen to this heart warming story of how kindness comes back to you - what comes around really is what goes around and you can make such a difference to someone with a small act of kindness.
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Kathy
Blink
In the blink of an eye, a simple and thoughtful kindness to a stranger can change a life forever. Kindnesses are remembered, they grow in size and spirit, and are often returned in the most surprising and unimaginable ways to the original giver. This story is filled with honesty and truth. I just saw this very thing play out in my daughter’s life yesterday! She received the most unexpected surprise!!!
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You never know what can be really meaningful...
Sometimes a seemingly simple thing can really mean a lot to someone. You don’t always know the struggles of others. That little kindness is worth taking the time to do. I try to do things for others, and I try to acknowledge others who do things for me. Saying a mere thank you may not seem like much, but the appreciation may encourage the person to continue kind acts. The idea of paying it forward is much better for the world than if everyone expects immediate repayment for everything.
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jess♥️
Milk
This meditation taught me that whenever you do something for others, good things will return back to you. “What goes around, comes around”
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Matthew
Good lesson for all
Proving that even the smallest of favors can bring huge rewards. Don't do favors expecting reward though. Help others because you should.
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Debb
We Never Know
Thanks to Matt, I listened to this story once again. I had forgotten listening to it several months ago, until Jiva(the story teller) began telling the story. Extending kindness to others should be done “just because” our heart tells us it’s the right thing to do. We never know what that kindness means to others. Like the woman in the story, I have had kind gestures that I had completely forgotten about returned to me at the most unexpected of times. I have learned just as the woman in the story that kindness from our heart is much like a boomerang, returning to bless us. 🙏🌷🌺
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Cherish
Heartwarming
This story was a great reminder that what comes around, goes around. Doing small acts of kindness to others not only makes us glow for a moment, but you never know how that small act of kindness might have changed someone else’s life. In life, it is truly the little things that matter.
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Douglas
What’s in a glass of milk?
When I first saw the name of the story, I thought to myself, what could be a glass of milk. Things that came to my mind or how milk is strong, supports growth, and ultimately nourishment especially in the formative years. Everyone needs their own class of milk, but we may never know what that glass of milk is to those around us. What humbles me in the story is not necessarily the ending, but rather no doubt that same boy when he grew up continuing to do kindness for others despite the challenges before us.
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Hazel
Glass of Milk
No kind act is small. Every little kind act is the change that the world needs to see. They add up into an abyss of love and kindness and, that is always repaid back.
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Susan
A Glass is Milk
It never hurts to be kind. Give what you can freely and one day it may come back to you. If it doesn't, you were still kind!
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Nev
One act of kindness
You are doing footwork into others lives, making a big difference - never know what you may need in life. Entertaining love is priceless- but acting out of dark intent is poison.
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Susan
A glass of milk
Be kind... you never know who you will be helping. It is always good to show kindness.
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Adrienne
I love this
I love this so much! Thank you! Kindness is kindness no matter how great or small. What we do matters, more than we can ever imagine.
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Dusi
Great story to start the day
Small gestures can make a massive impact. Remember the wheel of life turns, maybe slowly, but it turns
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Erika
Kindness
Kindness can take so little and bring and mean so much to us and to others. Doing one kind thing each day would make the world a much sweeter place
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Kayla
Comes around
I learnt that, what goes around comes around with this story and that what good you do for someone could later come back to you, maybe not days or months but even years. I have heard many stories like this to know it is true. Always be kind, cause kindness will always be kind to you.
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Brooke
Love
This made me feel all warm and happy I loved this I hope you liked it to
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Nina
Amazing story
I have learned that’s everything nice you do for others come back to you. It’s a blessing to provide kindness to the world. One small act of kindness can make the world go round.
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Tristan
What comes around goes around Amazing story.
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Stephanie
A glass of milk
Be kind to people, who ever they are,you never know,tomorrow is everything
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Sydney
A Glass Of Milk
I loved that story. It really reminds me of the kindness we all need to provide for others.
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Jenny
Being mindful of others and doing good, always has a way of bringing that goodness back to you.
Treating others the way you want to be treated makes life beautiful.
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Ashley
Always be kind
We as humans should always be kind to one another regardless of the situation. You don’t know everyone’s story or what they’re going through but you have the ability to make an impact, large or small. The smallest acts of kindness can truly be life-changing. Be conscious of how you treat others, give when you can, and lend a hand when able. Kindness above all else.
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Naulah Mteketa
A glass of milk
I learned that the world is a circle,do what is right an good to others no matter what
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Manny
It brought a tear to my eye as I listened to this story withh my 11 year old boy It made me happ that he paid it forward to help the woman in her time of need
You should always be kind because it’s the right thing to do.
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Ryan
Grateful
I learned that we should always do little nice things for each other because you never know what someone else is going through. That little bit of generosity might really impact that other person.
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Ryan
Grateful
I learned that we should always do little nice things for each other because you never know what someone else is going through. That little bit of generosity might really impact that other person.
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Ramona
Beautiful glass of milk
You can fill up a glass with love and give it to somebody else and you will see the glass go around to person to person that’s what is kind is . So is true what go around come back around. Thank you for sharing this beautiful message 😊
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Mel
August 14th
It was a lovely day that I spent working , with family , a birthday cake , good biryani , vilvah products and a good drive of songs . Children sat through in the back seat for the whole of ride. Had dosa and sambhar and Amma liked it . Spent time with family and dada.
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Michaela
gratitude
it’s the little things in life that hold the most meaning. you never know what someone else is going through, and the seemingly smallest kindness can have a lasting impact on someone’s life.
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Vie
The glass of milk
This is such a heart warming story!! I felt so sad in the beginning for the young man. My heart went out to him. Then as she noticed his eyes I knew she would do something nice. Omg when she got sick I was sad again. This story had me on an emotional roller coaster. Oh and the letter paid in full one glass of mike took me straight back to tears, though happy ones!!!! Best story ever!!!!! Loved it!
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Mimie
Glass of Milk.
I think if we always treat others the way we want to be treated ,we will always go the extra mile with people. Also not forgetting that we don’t alway have to have a motive behind the good we do .
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Denise
A Small Kindness
I realized that what may seem like a small kindness to you or I can be a life changing moment for another. Be kind
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Margo
Meditation has really been helping me out through out my days
I learned that if you meditate it helps kill all the things that stress you out through out the days and relax everything will be fine and god’s there with you and pray through out the night and things are ok and I noticed that every time I meditate all the negative things just disappear from my mind and positive things come to my mind it’s like rain and sleep and I have peace with god and I feel less stressed out I feel less sad I feel more relaxed and calm and I can sleep and breathe and that is why I love the meditations
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Jennifer
A glass of milk
My eyes are watering from your story. I feel happy emotions. I'm smiling. It makes me aware that there is a vast universe out there full of endless possibilities and experiences. I truly enjoyed your story very much. 💛
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Brett
A glass of milk
It really costs nothing to show kindness and compassion to others yet it may mean the world to someone else, it literally could change the course of their life, a great story that shows how this may happen
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Margo
Gratitude is something that everyone should practice and meditation helps me relax
I learned that meditation is always helping me relax and take some deep breaths and breathe happy it’s the best medicine in the world and god’s really I love and feel happy and grateful for my friends and church family and grandparents and I noticed that as I meditate long enough things that are always negative just zap right out of my mind and positive things come to my mind that is god’s way of saying I ❤️ u don’t be afraid to follow me up to heaven
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Margo
Meditation is something that I do so I can relax and just breathe
I learned that if I meditate long enough I can stay calm and quiet and chill while I sleep and I read books while I meditate I love to listen to audio books and they are so grateful and I love to get into the audio books and some I love learning about relationships and relaxing and easing your mind and clearing out all the stress and stress can cause seizures and I have noticed that when I meditate I feel like god’s really doing something in my life to lift my spirit and I love it that is why I love meditations