How I love the power of quotes. They are powerful, meaningful, and inspirational. My all time favorite, one that has been with me through thick and thin, is definitely something to live by, be inspired by.
“Be Kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle” – Plato
The message it gives is strong. That smile to the stranger on the train or the kind words of thank you to the person who held the door open for you make a difference. Everyone is going through something hard, something we can’t imagine for ourselves. They need us as much as much as we need them. Kindness is key in dealing with everyone, whether you know them or like them. It’s a universal emotion and doesn’t have a language. A smile goes a long way, as does a kind act. Go out and help others. Ask that old woman is she needs a hand crossing the street if she’s alone or volunteer at a disabled children facility. The world is aching but kindness is the medicine to numb the ache.
Thank you Plato for these wise words among many of your wise words.
I use this as my life’s motto. I usually have a collage of quotes on my wall, so if you have any powerful, motivational ones, I would definitely be interested.
Sincerely, Mother of Peace