I’ve been thinking about kindness lately and being a good person, specifically to others. I started to realize that living in NYC for three years has taken its toll on me. I fear I’m not as nice as I use to be and I’m blaming it on my coping skills. This city can be very hard, with people from all walks of life with whom one is forced to interact on a daily basis, especially if one uses public transportation every day (!!!). When one has a car and drives everywhere, one can more or less stay in their social bubble and only interact with those one choses. That makes it much easier to be nice. Anyway, I received this today and thought, how appropriate!
Good friends are like stars.
You don’t always see them,
but you know they’re always there.
-source unknown, submitted magnetically!
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
-Marcel Proust, submitted magnetically!
To often we underestimate
the power of a touch, a smile,
a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment,
or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential
to turn a life around.
-Leo Buscaglia, submitted magnetically!