2020 was an ugly year so to that I say good riddance. Now that we’re starting a new year, I propose we make 2021 the Year of Kindness. To get you started, here are 15 quotes that I hope will inspire you to spread kindness where ever you go.
Plus, you’re in for a visual treat, I’ve included pictures from an amazing photographer with each quote. My sister-in-law, Cherie Mason, has an incredible talent for creative and inspirational pictures. I’m happy to share her pictures here but I’d also recommend you go over to her Instagram page and see the rest of her beautiful work.
“If you want more kindness in the world, put it there.” – unknown
This is so true. If every single person committed to daily acts of kindness, imagine how beautiful the world would be.
“Do your little bit of good where you are. It’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Desmond Tutu
A reminder that you don’t have to do something huge, small acts of kindness matter.
“Give a piece of your heart, instead of a piece of your mind.” – unknown
We are all quick to judge other people. This year, try less judgment and more compassion.
“There’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” – Scott Adams
Look no further than MKRO, Matt’s kindness ripples on every single day.
“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” – Coretta Scott King
We can make our community and the world so much better if everyone would leave a trail of kindness where ever they went.
“To be kind is more important than to be right.” – unknown
Ouch, I’m guilty of this. “Being right comes at the expense of basic human kindness. We put ourselves above others, to make them wrong in order to appease our ego. Where’s the love in that?” – Scott Stabile
“Here is how to guarantee you have a good day: do good things.”
I love this quote and it’s so true. Being kind makes you feel good!
“No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care. – Theodore Roosevelt
We’re constantly trying to get people to change their opinions, to no avail. Try showing some kindness first, see if that makes a difference. It can’t hurt.
“I’ve been looking for a way to heal myself, and I’ve found that kindness is the best way.” – Lady Gaga
Science has been saying that kindness is good for you for a long time. How great that Lady Gaga is proving it’s true.
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” – the Dalai Lama
Every day, for no reason, just be kind.
“Respect science, respect nature, respect each other.” – Thomas Friedman
We’ve gotten away from all of these but this is the year to bring respect back. Follow the science – thank you for the Covid Vaccine. Take care of nature and it will take care of you. Treat others with kindness and you’ll make our world better.
“Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle.” – Charles Glassman
We all struggle. So important to remember.
“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” – Ronald Reagan
Doesn’t matter how rich, poor, healthy, or sick you are, everyone can do small acts of kindness every day.
“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” – Bob Kerrey
This quote should make you think. So easy to do and it can have a profound effect on the world.
“Kindness is magic.”
Wishing you all magic in your life. Moments when strangers do small acts of kindness for you, that make you smile, that turn a bad mood into a grateful one, that makes you want to pay it forward. Wishing you all the magic of kindness.
I’ll leave you with a few more pictures from CMason_Photography_ . These are just the tip of the iceberg. Enjoy.
If you have a favorite quote, please share it in the comments below.
As always, I’d appreciate it if you would help me get the word out about the Matt Kurtz Kindness Award of $250 (nominate someone who inspires you) and the Matt Kurtz Kindness Grant of $250 (submit an act of kindness you would do with $250).