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What you are will show in what you do.
-- Thomas Alva Edison


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Living with kindness

In addition to whatever else you offer, you can offer kindness. On top of whatever you’re already doing, you can act with understanding and compassion.

Not only is kindness a sure sign of strength. Living with kindness actually makes you even stronger, in ways that truly matter.

Situations in life will constantly tempt you to be rude, angry and unforgiving. Each time that temptation comes, you can transform it into an opportunity to grow stronger with courtesy, caring and compassion.

There may very well be people who by virtue of their actions do not deserve your understanding. But that’s no reason to deny yourself the positive value of giving that understanding anyway.

Sure, there are plenty of people who acquire coveted trinkets and tokens by putting others down. Yet no one gains anything of real, lasting value by collecting enemies.

Love and kindness are available for you to express every day, no matter how anyone else behaves. Live with kindness, act out of love, lifting your life higher, and your whole world with it.

— Ralph Marston

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