Try Kindness First
A friend recently shared her “10 Personal Principles” with me. Number one on her list is: Try Kindness First. I’ve been thinking a lot about kindness lately. Here are some thoughts from others on the subject:
I shall pass through this world but once. Anything, therefore, that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again!
Etienne de Grallet
He who confers a favor should at once forget it, if he is not to show a sordid, ungenerous spirit. To remind a man of a kindness conferred on him, and to talk of it, is little different from reproach.
Make a rule, and pray to God to help you to keep it, never, if possible, to lie down at night without being able to say: “I have made one human being at least a little wiser, or a little happier, or at least a little better this day.”
I’ve decided to make “Try Kindness First” number one on my own list. Wishing you a Sunday full of kindness and love. Maybe we’ll talk about the other nine principles another day.