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The Kindness Diaries – Top 10 Quotes to Take Away

Earlier this week, I tuned in to Netflix and found a show called ‘The Kindness Diaries’ under the ‘Recently Added’ section. After checking out the synopsis, I decided to check it out and see what it’s all about. The concept of the show is about a man, Leon Logothetis, who used to be a stockbroker making lots of money, deciding to quit his job to live a more meaningful life. So instead, he travels around the world, without any money or personal belongings, and purely relying on kindness of strangers to help him with accommodation, food, gas and even clothing.

 

www.leonlogothetis.com

 

The only thing he takes with him is his vintage motorbike, named Kindness One, which seems to break down a lot, and would require him to ask other people to help him fix it for free. By the way, even his boat (cargo ship) ride across the sea to get to the other side of the world was negotiated and provided for free.

 

 

What you’ll find are a lot of people who have gone through a lot in their lives and have been willing to help because they too believe in the goodness of others. There were also some people who literally had close to nothing, including a homeless man, provide him shelter and warmth. I basically was crying my eyes out on each episode and felt so warm inside, grateful to know that even with this messed up world that we seem to live in, there are still a lot of good people out there that you can rely on.

 

 

Now there’s a great twist to all of this, which caused me to ball my eyes out even more – Leon would gift something in return to a great Samaritan who has been very kind and generous even when they had so little, but are the ones who definitely needed the most amount of help. These generous gifts range from paying to provide someone a new home, schooling, new books, water, a cow (yes a cow!), and more. The ‘giftee’ is overwhelmed by the gift, again tear tear, and shocked at the gift they have just been given. It’s truly so inspiring and you’ll just have to watch it for yourself.

 

 

I’m not sure if there’s going to be another season, but this season has 13 episodes. Just to give you a general idea of what to expect, I’ve listed the titles of the 13 episodes below.

 

Season 1 Episodes

 

Gift of Love

Gift of Security

Gift of Inspiration

Gift of Transformation

Gift of Abundance

Gift of Service

Gift of Tomorrow

Gift of Education

Gift of Joy

Gift of Protection

Gift of Sight

Gift of Loyalty

Gift of Gratitude

 

As I watched each episode, at the end of each one, Leon would say something so inspirational that made me want to jot them down and inspired me to share them here on my blog. I wasn’t aware of it until after I watched the series, but he actually wrote a book about this. It’s quite obvious what the title would be, The Kindness Diaries, which I may end up grabbing so I can read more about his journey.  You can grab the book through Chapters Indigo,  Amazon, Walmart, as well as Barnes & Noble.  Also check out your local bookstore, they may have it available there too. I believe the show can only be streamed via Netflix so go check it out. They usually have a 1mo free trial if you don’t have a membership yet. The show is definitely worth seeing, it will leave you inspired with all the warm fuzzy feelings afterwards.

TOP 10 QUOTES TO TAKE AWAY:

 

“The more that you live with your heart, the richer you are”

 

“Forgiveness and a loving heart, can heal even the deepest of wounds.”

 

“Kindness, love and selflessness, can make the world a better place.”

 

“One’s love for faith and family, gave him the strength he needs to persevere, in a place where so very many have so very little.”

 

“Although life may always contain both darkness and light, ultimately when we open our eyes to the world around us, it is our choice to decide how we see it.”

 

“We can never predict when mundane moments will transpire in to magical ones. And that’s ok. The only thing we have to do, is be open to the possibility.”

 

“There are many things in our life that are beyond our control. But the things we can control, will ultimately define us.”

 

“Choose adventure, choose your dream, but most of all, everyday make the decision to choose. And when you do, choose kindness.”

 

“The love of one’s neighbour could build a thriving community, despite limited resources.”


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4 Comments
  • Kellie MacMillan
    Posted at 12:03h, 27 February Reply

    It is so inspiring that someone could write a book and make a movie about such a positive experience. Unfortunately, not all are kind that’s why the saying ‘it only takes one act of kindness to change the world’ is so powerful.
    Kellie from Princess & The Yard Ape

    • missmerryl
      Posted at 12:04h, 08 March Reply

      I agree! I felt so inspired after, makes you think of how grateful we should be more often

  • Megan
    Posted at 16:40h, 27 February Reply

    I read the book and have watched a few episodes of the show. It’s super inspiring and got my travel bug going again! If all of us did even a fraction of the kind acts the world would be an amazing place.

    Megan @ Today is the Day Lifestyle Blog

    • missmerryl
      Posted at 12:03h, 08 March Reply

      I definitely have the travel bug too! I’m gonna check out that book as well. Have a lovely day beautiful! ?

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