Saturday, August 17, 2002
Invest in kindness
A snide remark gains you nothing, yet costs you much. A selfish act brings no lasting value, yet it attracts the enduring resentment of others. A kind word, on the other hand, costs you nothing. And it can bring about a lifetime of value.
What if, just once each day, you were to stop yourself before making a cruel remark and replace it with a sincere word of encouragement? Such a thing would cost you absolutely nothing, and yet it would bring real, positive value to your life and your world.
Cruelty is a waste of precious time and energy. Kindness is an investment which pays endless dividends.
If you desire a life of value, then do the things which bring true value, as often as you can. Fill your moments with kindness, and fill your world with value.
Ralph MarstonWhat you treasure most Confidence
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