Monday, February 19, 2018

goal

It is my goal every single day to be a kinder, nicer person, and to never be the one who broke someone's heart, but to instead be the one who helped mend it.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

What's it all mean?

Not sure what I mean when I speak of kindness?  Let me use some other words:  affection, helpfulness, benevolence, consideration, altruism, warmheartedness , friendliness, thoughtfulness, generosity, big-heartedness,   compassion, neighborliness , charitableness, warmth, unselfishness, gentleness, concern, · understanding, selflessness, benignity, hospitality - you get the idea.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

About that glass

Is there optimism or pessimism in your life?  Perhaps a bit of both?  About that glass - you know, is it half full or half empty?  It seems to me that we sometimes think about that too much and should simply be grateful to have the glass!

Friday, February 16, 2018

New Year Wishes

Today is the first day of the Lunar New Year, which is celebrated by people all around the world.  May this New Year be with kindness and prosperity and may it be as melodious for you as your favorite song.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

love with no strings

We all need to love more freely.  Love should come with no strings attached.  Don’t say "I love you" expecting to hear it back. Say it to make sure they know!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Hearts and flowers

Oh the joy of Valentine's Day.  So much love, or is there?  So many send roses or head out to a romantic dinner, because they feel they HAVE to.  Show the kindness and the love every single day, not just on special occasions, and let's all do it because we WANT to!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Memento, homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, but it also happens this year to be Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent when many Christians have their foreheads marked with ashes while "Memento, homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris," is said.  (Actually it's usually said in the local vernacular "Remember, man, that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return" is the English).  I bring this up because a very unkind thing often happens - folks are teased for the mark on their forehead.  Not nice.  Whether you follow this religious practice or not, the kind thing to do is respect those that do follow this.