“Kindness, I’ve Discovered, Is Everything In Life.”

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Kindness is everything we need in life. Are you kind to yourself? Are you kind to people? Are you putting people’s interests before yours? Are hurting people or helping them? Are you treating people with respect? Are you reaching out to people in need? Are you living for yourself? Or are you living for yourself and others?

The art of kindness is the art of living together. It is the art of working together. It is the art of reaching out to people who critically need our help. We are not created to be alone; we are created to live, work, help, play, and eat together. According to social psychology, “human beings are social animals.”

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Make people happy. Hug them. Tell them you love them them. Tell them they are beautiful. Give people life. Inject hope into people’s lives. Don’t add sorrow to people’s lives. Add joy, happiness, and fun to people’s lives. They need your love. They need your time. They need your smile. They need your call. Call people you have not heard from, and tell them you just want to see how they are doing. They will appreciate it, and you will appreciate it, too.

“Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life.”- Isaac Bashevis Singer

Albert Schweitzer, theologian, said, “Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.”

Be kind to yourself. Be kind to people, and they will be kind to you.


You Are Better Than You Think

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What you expect from people is what they will give to you. If you expect the best, the world will give you the best. If you expect the worse, the world will give you the worse. The message you sent out into the world about yourself is what you will get.

What are you accepting from people? What are telling yourself? How are you thinking about yourself? What are you expecting from people?

Let us face it. People will not love you if you don’t love yourself. If you want people to love you, love yourself first. If you want people to value, respect, honor, celebrate you, you MUST do them to yourself first.

You are a unique human being. Period. Don’t put yourself down. Don’t think you are not good enough. You are good enough. Don’t think others are better than you. No, they are not. Don’t think you are not smart enough. Yes, you are smart enough.

Don’t worry yourself thinking about what people are saying about you. What matters is what you are telling yourself. What matters is what you are telling the world about yourself. So tell the world something great about yourself. Say something good about yourself. Things like, “I am smart.” “I am beautiful.” “No one is like me.” Never say negative things about yourself.

A. A. Milner said, “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” I will add: “You are a unique human being. No one is like you.”

No matter where you are, what you are doing, where you are doing it, with whom you are doing it, always stay positive. It is hard to do sometimes, but you will reap the reward if you can do it. People will say terrible things about you, remain positive. You will tell yourself negative things, remain positive. You will run into trouble, remain positive. You will doubt yourself, remain positive. Even when there is no light, shed light on your life and on the lives of others around you.


You are better than you think. Yes, you are.