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You can’t be everyone’s hero. You can’t take away everyone’s pain, solve all their problems, and make them feel happy with themselves and their lives. All you can do is love them, and that’s all you have to do. Just love them in their messiness, their confusion, their grief. See them, hear them, and accept them without judgment. Then let them know it’s okay to be right where they are, and if and when they need you, you’ll be there.

Be the person who breaks the cycle. If you were judged, choose understanding. If you were rejected, choose acceptance. If you were shamed, choose compassion. Be the person you needed when you were hurting, not the person who hurt you. Vow to be better than what broke you—to heal instead of becoming bitter so you can act from your heart, not your pain.

Whatever you’re feeling, be good to yourself. If you feel lost, be patient with yourself while you find your way. If you feel scared, be gentle with yourself while you find the strength to face your fear. If you feel hurt, be kind to yourself while you grieve and slowly heal. You can’t bully yourself into clarity, courage, or peace, and you can’t rush self-discovery or transformation. Some things simply take time, so take the pressure off and give yourself space to grow.

I truly appreciate kindness. I appreciate people checking up on me. I appreciate a quick message. I appreciate those who ask if I’m okay. I appreciate every single person in my life who has tried to brighten my days. It’s the little things that matter the most.⠀

Nobody’s perfect, so give yourself credit for everything you’re doing right, and be kind to yourself when you struggle.

Two things to remember in life: Take care of your thoughts when you are alone and take care of your words when you are with people.

You never know what someone is going through. Be kind. Always.

When you see something beautiful in someone, tell them. It may take you a second to say it, but for them, it could last a lifetime.

We can’t just choose to be happy, but we can choose to be kind to ourselves when we’re sad. Pain passes more quickly when we don’t berate ourselves for feeling it.

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer someone else up.

Be there. Be open. Be honest. Be kind. Be willing to listen, understand, accept, support, and forgive. This is what it means to love.

Be kind. Be thoughtful. Be genuine. But most of all, be thankful.

Always try to leave people better than you found them. Hug the hurt. Kiss the broken. Befriend the lost. Love the lonely.

A little more kindness. A little less judgment.

Be kind because you will never know how much the person beside you is suffering.

We don’t have to agree on anything to be kind to one another.

Leave footprints of kindness wherever you go.

The first rule of kindness is to be kind to yourself.

Be good to people for no reason.

 You can be a good person with a kind heart and still say no.