Be Kind to Others
I was once told that I am a negative person. I think I am, but I know it would be much more fun to be positive. Yes, I'm sure I enjoy being positive and I don't enjoy being negative. But I'm finding that, at least for me, it takes work. I am trying to say something nice to at least one person each day and trying to avoid saying ANYTHING that is not so nice to ANYONE. Hopefully all negativity will be soon gone and life will seem much more fulfilling.
There is no effect more disproportionate to its cause than the happiness bestowed by a small compliment. ~Robert Brault
Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. ~James Matthew Barrie
Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, but because you are. ~Author Unknown
Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese Proverb
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
- Helen Keller
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