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Tip your server. Return your shopping cart. Pick up a piece of trash. Hold the door for the person behind you. Let someone into your lane. Small acts can have a ripple effect. That’s how we change the world.

If you see someone falling behind, walk beside them. If you see someone being ignored, find a way to include them. If someone has been knocked down, lift them up. Always remind people of their worth. One small act could mean the world to them.

A person becomes ten times more attractive, not by their looks but by their acts of kindness, respect, and honesty, and the loyalty they show.

You might think that you don’t matter in this world, but because of you someone has a favorite mug to drink their tea out of each morning that you bought them. Someone hears a song on the radio and it reminds them of you. Someone has read a book you recommended to them and gotten lost in its pages. Someone’s remembered a joke you told them and smiled to themselves on the bus. Never think you don’t have an impact. Your fingerprints can’t be wiped away from the little marks of kindness that you’ve left behind.

Some of the most generous people have no money. Some of the wisest people have no education. Some of the kindest people were hurt the most.

I am not impressed by money, status, or job title. I’m impressed by the way you treat other human beings.

If you made a mistake, apologize. If you are thankful, say it. If you are confused, ask questions. If you learn something, teach it. If you are stuck, ask for help. If you are wrong, admit it. If you can unselfishly give, give. If you love someone, tell them, now.

So many messages telling those who are struggling to reach out. Fair enough, but part of what depression does is mutes your ability to reach. If you are NOT depressed and you see someone struggling, YOU reach out. If you don’t see someone who used to be around, YOU reach out.

What does it mean to hold space for another person? It means that we are willing to walk alongside another person in whatever journey they’re on without judging them, making them feel inadequate, trying to fix them, or trying to impact the outcome. When we hold space for other people, we open our hearts, offer unconditional support, and let go of judgment and control.

Love will not save you. But it will hold your hand while you save yourself. And in a world that sometimes seems void of goodness, in a world that sometimes feels too heavy to bear, I think that is all we are really searching for. Someone by our side. Someone who grounds us. Someone who will quietly hug us for twenty minutes straight while we figure it all out. I think that is all anyone really needs. Someone who sees them. Someone who stays.

Some people aren’t good at asking for help because they’re so used to being ‘the helper.’ Throughout their life they’ve experienced an unbalanced give and take, so their instinct is usually ‘I’ll figure it out on my own.’ The self-reliance is all they’ve ever known.

People don’t always say I love you. Sometimes it sounds like: Be safe. Did you eat? Call me when you get home. I made you this.

What is the difference between ‘I like you’ and ‘I love you?’ Beautifully answered by the Buddha: ‘When you like a flower, you just pluck it; when you love a flower, you water it daily.’ The one who understands this, understands life.

Maybe your life purpose isn’t supposed to be a thrill-seeking narrative. What if you’re meant to be the sunshine to someone’s stormy day? Or the voice of clarity to a frantic mind? You don’t have to be a superhero to save the world.

Do what you can, when you can, with as much love and honesty as you can, and when you can’t, rest.

You may not always see the results of your kindness, but every bit of positive energy you contribute to the world makes it a better place for all of us.

The person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt, a real superhero.

Remember to take care of yourself. You can’t pour from an empty cup.

The greatest gifts you can give someone are your time, your love, and your attention.

The greatest gift you can give someone is your time, because when you give your time you are giving a portion of your life that you will never get back.