Tag: kindness

Quotes July 18, 2023

The truth of the matter is this –> Kindness is a superpower.
Kindness has the power to change your life in every way.
Kindness will improve your job, your friendships, your relationships, and even improve your sense of yourself.
The greatest thing about it? You have this superpower inside, right now.
Use it and change your life.
#EverydayKindness #BeKind #KindnessMatters # KindnessisaSuperpower
Claudia Hall Christian
If you want to get the best out of a person you must look for the best that is in him.
Bernard Haldane – 1911-2002 – Author
Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
Eckhart Tolle – Spiritual Teacher-Author
There is a point in every contest when sitting on the sidelines is not an option.
Dean Smith,
basketball coach
White. A blank page or canvas. … So many possibilities.
Stephen Sondheim,
composer, lyricist
Anyone whose goal is ‘something higher’ must expect someday to suffer vertigo.
Milan Kundera,
At first they waited to go to a country that would give them a home.
Nothing exemplifies so fully all the ironies and pain of people who thought they were choosing freedom and wound up in a limbo of hostility or indifference from those from whom they expected help.
Henry Kamm,
journalist, foreign correspondent, Pulitzer Prize winner
Henry Kamm (born Hans Kamm; June 3, 1925 – July 9, 2023) was a German-born American correspondent for The New York Times. He reported for the Times from Southeast Asia (based in Bangkok), Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Quotes December 12, 2022

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.”
Alexander Graham Bell
A better world for wildlife means a better world for human life.
Carl Safina
Always be a little kinder than necessary.
J.M. Barrie – 1860-1937 – Novelist-Playwright
In a self-organizing system, leadership is distributed– it can come from anywhere, from anyone, at any time, manifesting in ways that may stretch beyond some people’s narrow definition of the word.
David Ehrlichman
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
Warren Bennis – 1925-2014 – Consultant-Author
What if joy is not only entangled with pain, or suffering, or sorrow, but is also what emerges from how we care for each other through those things?
Ross Gay
Life is a drama full of tragedy and comedy. You should learn to enjoy the comic episodes a little more.
You’re in a horse race, but you’re thinking like a sheep. Sheep don’t win horse races.
Jeannette Walls,
writer, journalist

Quotes October 12 & 13, 2022

Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child’s soul.
Friedrich Froebel
There was a child went forth every day,
And the first object he look’d upon, that object he became…
The early lilacs became part of this child…
And the song of the phoebe bird
Walt Whitman
Speak a new language so that the world will be a new world.
All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.
Albert Einstein
Cultures and ecosystems alike thrive when they are most diverse.
Mitchell Thomashow
We’re quietly aching for something to celebrate.
Mark Nepo
Everything shone in my heart now instead of my head. The more I appreciated, the more I could see. It was a whole new way of learning, by listening to silence.
Alice O. Howell
Perhaps more than anything, to become elder is to be comfortable with your place in the world, finally to have understood where all of your various journeys have been leading you, to understand your gifts as well as your limitations, and to tightly focus those gifts on service to the earth and to community.
Sharon Blackie
Even though you come out of loss hurt, you can grow and you can learn. If we let grief shake us into being kinder human beings, we wake up to our shared humanity…And maybe, armed with all the gifts and lessons of loss, we’ll walk each step differently, more mindfully, intentionally, and deliberately. And when we choose to walk this path with our eyes focused on the gifts, they multiply.

Quotes December 25 & 26, 2021

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
Willie Nelson – Musician-Actor-Activist
The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.
Lee Lacocca – 1924-2019 – American Automobile Executive
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
Our task must be to free ourselves…by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty
Albert Einstein
We have to belong to ourselves as much as we need to belong to others. Any belonging that asks us to betray ourselves is not true belonging.
Brene Brown
Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.
Scott Adams
Perhaps, you also grew up with this notion: that to be of value, it has to be big. And what if that notion is not true? What if it is the seemingly small actions that are in fact, of great value? What if these seemingly small actions are what connect us one to another and open the gateway to deeper understanding?
When There Is No Language Speak Kindness
Kristin Pedemonti
Of course, the “tradition” has changed. There is no routine anymore. Every holiday is different, depending on who is available to share the day. I’ve realized that tradition isn’t really about what we eat or where we go. The thing that continues to make each holiday “traditional” is that it is a gathering together of people who care about each other. I now know it’s a time to celebrate one another and remember once again how we are all family.
Sandy Abell

Quotes June 10, 2021

The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence.
Price Pritchett – Author-Business Advisor-Speaker
Reality is inherently grounding. The more in touch with it we are, the more grounded we feel. This is true on every level: physical, mental, emotional, energetic, and spiritual.
John J. Prendergast
The servant-leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from one who is leader first.
Robert Greenleaf
To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.
Alexander Pope
Melody is the medium within which my soul hears something from your soul…
Chloe Goodchild
The more we can be in a relationship with those who might seem strange to us, the more we can feel like we’re neighbors and all members of the human family.
Fred Rogers
Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.
Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Malcolm Forbes
Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.
Dolores Huerta
There are no obstacles to the path. The obstacles are the path.
Zen saying
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Buckminster Fuller
The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
Dalai Lama
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman
All healing is first a healing of the heart
Carl Townsend

Quotes April 3, 2021

Laughter is immeasurable.
Be joyful though you have considered all the facts.
Wendell Berry
One planet, one experiment.
E.O. Wllson
You don’t flush people,
you flush things.
Ra Avis
The soul is like a wild animal–tough, resilient, savvy, self-sufficient and yet exceedingly shy.
Parker Palmer
We are one, after all, you and I, together we suffer, together exist and forever will recreate one another.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Grief and love are sisters, woven together from the beginning. Their kinship reminds us that there is no love that does not contain loss and no loss that is not a reminder of the love we carry for what we once held close.
Francis Weller
The hero is commonly the simplest and obscurest of men.
Henry David Thoreau
Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity
John Muir
Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.
Kahlil Gibran

Quotes March 31, 2020

The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.
Winston Churchill
“If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.”
Charles Bukowski
“Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters.”
Dan Coppersmith
“Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.”
Bell Hooks
“To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.”
Denis Waitley
“If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.”
Barbara De Angelis
“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”
Mark Twain
“People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.”
Dan Pearce
”If you don’t love yourself, nobody will. Not only that, you won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self.”
Wayne Dyer

“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.”
Robert Morley
Begin every day with gratitude.

Quotes February 15 & 16, 2020

Dear God, give me the strength to move through my day with grace and love in my heart.
Jill Alman Bernstein
Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it.
Rabindranath Tagore,
philosopher, poet, musician, artist, Nobel Prize winner
Never apologize for how much love you have to give. Just feel sorry for those who didn’t want any of it.
Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give.

Quotes November 27, 2019

“It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.”
W.C. Fields
“When you adopt the viewpoint that there is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, that any judgment you make is self-judgment, that any criticism you level is self-criticism, you will wisely extend to yourself an unconditional love that will be the light of the world.”
Harry Palmer
“Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.”
Anna Taylor
“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.”
Michael J. Fox
“The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.”
Robert Hand
”If you don’t love yourself, nobody will. Not only that, you won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self.”
Wayne Dyer
“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.”
Helen Keller
“Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.”
Deborah Day
“Self-love is an ocean and your heart is a vessel. Make it full, and any excess will spill over into the lives of the people you hold dear. But you must come first.”
Beau Taplin
“If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”
Fred Rogers
It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.
John Templeton
Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you.
Michelle Obama
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tomorrow’s life is too late. Live today.
Marcus Valerius Martialis
“If you want to do a good deed, do it now. The time will pass, and you will not have the chance again.”
Leo Tolstoy:
“When we aggregate with those who are similar to ourselves, we create scale. When we aggregate with those who are unlike ourselves, we create complexity.”
Yaneer Bar-Yam
When you’re wrong, admit it. When you’re right, be quiet.
A meaningful silence is always better than meaningless words.
Remember it’s just a bad day, not a bad life.

Quotes May 21, 2018

Life is too short to waste time. Doing nothing is an expensive choice.
It costs $0.00 to be a decent person.
What comes easy won’t last. What lasts, won’t come easy.