pathwriter’s note: To say that I’m dismayed by the mean-spirited rhetoric being tossed around these days with regard to the elections would be an understatement. I’m pretty much on a “news diet” as a result. Today, after inadvertently reading about a particularly nasty, disrespectful, demeaning comment, I hit a wall. I decided the only antidote was a blast of kindness, so here are a few quotes to help drive back the darkness….
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.
There is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to man and beast, it is all a sham.
I like how Mother Teresa put it: “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile.” If you approach life this way, always looking for ways to build instead of to tear down, you’ll be amazed at how much happiness you can give to others and find for yourself.
~Sean Covey, The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens
Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.
~Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Choose being kind over being right and you’ll be right every time.
― Richard Carlson
Be kind. It’s worthwhile to make an effort to learn about other people and figure out what you might have in common with them.
Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.
Kindness is for all times in all situations – not just when it suits you.