Friday, March 16, 2018

Compliments are great

Yesterday I met someone for the first time and it began with a compliment.  Now compliments are always great, especially when they are sincere and from the heart.  One more compliment though that he won't even hear:  this was the kindest and most productive experience I have had in a very long time!

Thursday, March 15, 2018


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.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Godspeed Stephen Hawking

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. Where there's life, there's hope."  -Stephen Hawking (8 January 1942 - 14 March 2018)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Rich or Poor

If someone were to pay you five cents for every kind word you said about other people and collect a penny for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor? Think about it!

Monday, March 12, 2018

I'll get him a card

The UPS man mentioned when making a delivery, that he would be retiring in April.  Immediately one of the women in the office made a notation on her calendar, and when he was out of hearing range she said, "I'm glad he told us.  I'll get him a card."  What a lovely example of kindness.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

a good deed in a weary world

In The Merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare wrote “How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”  I find that very inspiring.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

The Kind Waitress

The story of the kind waitress is making the rounds and it truly warmed my heart.  Working behind the counter at a breakfast place, the waitress overheard an elderly customer dining alone say something about having difficulty cutting his food.  The man, who was also on oxygen, didn't ask for help, but the waitress saw that he clearly could use a hand, so you took his plate for a moment and cut up his food.  This of course is above and beyond what we might expect from our food servers, and it is extremely kind!