Jaime Thurston and 52 Lives, Read by Jessica Ball

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Narrated By: Jessica Ball

Duration: 1 hour and 14 minutes

What to expect

Kindness - the little thing that matters most aims to motivate and inspire by showing readers what a difference even a small act of kindness can make.

It uses the voices of those who have been helped by the author’s charity – 52 Lives – to ground the ideas in real life action. The book is themed around 52 simple actions you can do to spread kindness. Interspersed throughout are nuggets of science explaining the positive effect kindness has on the brain and on the heart. This book is a call to action for people to live a more connected, fulfilling life. With inspirational quotes and personal stories this book will give you all the motivation you need to start spreading a little kindness – it’s free afterall! Learn to live a life of kindness by following Jaime’s infectious positivity in this charming gift book.

Here are some examples:
- Be a Seat Vigilante
- Be Kind to Unkind People
- Go High
-Give Away a Minute
- Embrace Curiosity


Social & ethical issues, Gift books

Listen to a sample

‘The world needs kindness – now more than ever – and the straightforward advice in these pages could change the world. Let's hope it does.’ – Rufus Hound – comedian, actor and presenter

‘Kindness is the foundation for a happier world. This wonderful book is packed with inspiring and practical ways that we can all help to spread more ripples of kindness and happiness in our daily lives. Highly recommended.’ ~ Dr Mark Williamson, Director of Action for Happiness

‘We hear so much about ambition, drive, determination, energy – but I increasingly believe that kindness is actually the most important quality in life (and in business, too). We need a kinder world and Jaime’s incredibly important work is helping to make it happen.’ – Jo Fairley, Green & Black’s co-founder, speaker and leading entrepreneur

‘Kindness is overflowing with inspiring messages to help us all remember the importance of being kind. Whether you're young or old, these are inspiring reminders of how we can make society better for all of us.’ – Bullying UK, part of Family Lives.

‘I was always bought up to show loving kindness towards others. To help others, like 52 Lives does, is a selfless act. It doesn't cost anything to be kind and it can mean so much – a simple smile costs nothing.’ – Duncan James, singer from Blue, actor and presenter.

‘To me kindness is giving selflessly. It's to give with no expectation. A smile, a helping hand, a warm gesture… just because your heart desires to do a good deed for no other reason than to make someone happy. 52 Lives is amazing, selfless & truly wonderful.’ – Gemma Oaten, actor