I’m starting the new year with 15 quotes that I hope will inspire you and encourage you to spread kindness where ever you go, including kindness for yourself.
1 – What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. – Joseph Addison
2 – Since I’m not sure of the address to which to send my gratitude, I put it out there in everything I do. – Michael J. Fox
3 – Nothing can make our life, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness. – Tolstoy
4 – Realize that for every ongoing war and religious outrage and environmental devastation there are a thousand counter-balancing acts of staggering generosity and humanity and art and beauty happening all over the world, right now, on a breathtaking scale, from flower box to cathedral. — Mark Morford
5 – I swear I will not dishonor
my soul with hatred,
but offer myself humbly
as a guardian of nature,
as a healer of misery,
as a messenger of wonder,
as an architect of peace. – Diane Ackerman
6 – Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves. We must be purposely kind and generous, or we miss the best part of existence. – Horace Mann
7 – However gloomy your situation, the world abounds in beauty, should you choose to see it. – Jennifer Reese
8 – The secret to leaving someone with a lasting impression? Kindness.
9 – You never know who you’re inspiring just by being you.
10 – Help me to be less fearful of the measure of time, and more fully alive in the time that simply is. Help me to live time, not just to simply use it; to breathe it in, and return it in acts of love and presence. – Avis Crowe
11 – May you use your ample talents to make this world a better place.
12 – Savor everything in your life, no matter how mundane or familiar. Because you never know when you’ll experience something for the very last time. – Sam Harris
13 – We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends, and living our lives. – Maya Angelo
14 – May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the joy and beauty of each day. – Native American proverb
15 – Spread kindness recklessly!
I hope these quotes inspire you to make 2023 the year of kindness and compassion.
Let us know in the comments below which quote you like the best.
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