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Kindness is the most under rated of human virtues. Because it is not obligatory, each act of kindness reveals its power anew. Kindness is a pure expression which redeems both the giver and the receiver. An act of kindness carries no expectations and is best greeted by a simple "thank you." Kindness does not accumulate, save in the memory of others. Although you may not see it directly, kindness is always rewarded, if only because others remember you kindly. Nothing greater can be said of you then that you were kind.

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Lilac's Book

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Lilac's Book. A book for my daughter.    By Bill Orton.

Lilac's Book has been on   HIPPYLAND LOGO   continuously since January 3, 1997.

Anyone may have a FREE copy of the entire text of Lilac's Book by going to the Download page.

Back in 1994, I wrote this book, largely in random order, as a gift for my infant daughter.   When I finished the first version of the book, I made photocopies and handed them out to anyone who was interested.   In 1996, I converted the text of the book into web format and thanks to the gracious and steadfast support from this mighty site, the book has been on Hippyland continuously since January 3, 1997.   As far as I can tell from webstats over the past few years, about 3000 people a year are visiting the page to download the full text of the book.   If just a portion of these visitors are downloading the text, then this free book is now in the hands of thousands of people.   This makes me feel that the gift is not just for Lilac, but for thousands of others, most especially for the teenagers and young adults who so often write to me trying to figure out their place in our world.

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