One way to make the most of your day is to make another person’s day better through acts of kindness.
The ability to give and receive kindness, as we travel through life, makes the ride more fulfilling and rewarding. For you, and others.
Last week I shared three ways to go out of your way to be kind to strangers. I figured a follow-up post will not be out of place.
Kindness is not overrated.
In this post, I have curated five quotes that will egg you on to spice up your day with kind acts.
“Kindness goes a long way lots of times when it ought to stay at home.”
-Kin Hubbard, American cartoonist, humorist and journalist
My take: Kindness is a choice. Make it daily.
“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as you can.”
-John Wesley, English Cleric & Theologian
My take: There is always a way, place, time to show kindness, and person(s) to be kind to.
“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, poet and philosopher
My take: One way to live in the present is to do a kind gesture when it occurs to you. It can hardly be too soon.
“Kindness has more converted sinners than zeal, eloquence or learning.”
-Frederick W. Faber, English hymn writer & theologian
My take: This one really got me musing. Kindness beats effort in getting the job done; it is more expressive and persuasive than charismatic speech; it clarifies issues more than knowledge.
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”
-Dalai Lama (Lhamo Thondub), Spiritual leader of Tibet & Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
My take: You can always be kind.
The least you can do is give a genuine smile. Yes, even at a stranger in a foreign place.
A smile, it is said, is the same in every language.
Which quote did you find most inspiring? Which quote will you add?