Quotes August 16, 2021

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin Moment of Happiness

Your good deeds matter! “How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”
William Shakespeare
What if we start cutting each other more slack? “(T)he nature of speech is first draft, and tired or preoccupied people don’t always communicate effectively. So be willing to at least ask if that’s what they meant to say.”
Light Watkins
“The whole world is a series of miracles, but we’re so used to seeing them that we call them ordinary things.”
Hans Christian Anderson
“To make a difference in someone’s life you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care.”
Mandy Hale
What do YOU need — just for you — today?

Give yourself the luxury of your own attention.

Find out what you need. And, make a plan to care for yourself.
We are in the middle of a plague that has killed over 4 million people worldwide. How can you not be kind?
Butterflies? Inside? What a mess! — OR — How magical! You choose. But choose well. We are now caught between what’s called a mess but can be magical. What will you choose? Kindness always wins.
The world is older and more beautiful than we can understand. And YOU are a vital part of the magic. Be magical. Your joyous magic will make an enormous difference in this time of chaos and uncertainly.
There is so much in this world that you’ve never seen, never experienced. You must be HERE to experience them. Be kind to yourself and your world. Stay alive. Be kind.
The path is clear. The destination is unclear. You can make your future kind.
There is sooo much going on right now. Surround yourself with what brings you joy! Let the joy seep into your soul.
Close your eyes. Turn your nose to the wind. And, breathe.

Let the wind blow through you, around you, within you.

Be kind.
In this time of deep grief and desperate loss, make sure to tell everyone that you love them. I love you. Pass it on.
Kindness is… beauty in the dark, silence in the noise, peace in the middle of rage, and love in action. Be kind to you. Be kind to everyone. You need your own kindness — but so do they.
No matter what life throws at you today, you’ve totally got this!
Our world is a little like an old barn right now. At one point, it was new, shiny, and did everything we needed it to do. After all of the lockdowns and illness, our barn is weathered. Maybe it’s time to take it down. Maybe it’s time to paint it and carry on. Only you know what to do. Whatever you decide, make sure to be kind.
If you see someone wearing a mask, be kind. They may be wearing it for your protection.
I don’t know why people feed pigeons. It seems to bring this man so much joy — and, I imagine, it brings the pigeons quite a bit of joy. So I drop my judgments and work on being kind. This is the work of kindness.
We have reached another moment of retreat, “lockdown”, “safe at home” or whatever it is called where you are. Staying safe is no reason to stop shining. Shine ever the brighter in place.