3 Quotes, 3 day Challenge – Day Three

On my final day of this quote challenge I’m sharing some sayings and values that I feel are important in our world, today more than ever.

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Kindness quoteOur world needs kindness now.  Kindness to others and to ourselves means making an effort to reach out, to judge less and connect more. If we all performed a random act of kindness every day without expecting anything in return the world would be a much better place.

It takes so little effort to reach out and lend a hand, to let someone go first, give time or money, write a thank you note, pay a compliment or help a distressed animal, like the fire fighter in Australia who offered a sip of water to a dehydrated koala after a bush fire … all little things that can make such a big difference.

Be kind unconditionally, turn off devices and listen more, reach out to others, love with all your heart and it will undoubtedly come back to you.

quote on being individualThe world would be a boring place if we were all the same. I’ve always tried to teach my kids that it’s okay to be different. I tell them to embrace their individual talents, their less than conventional interests and their unique personalities and enjoy being who they are.

Sometimes it takes time to really accept and like who we are, even as adults, but it’s worth striving for. We only get one chance at this and besides, who wants to be a follower all their life?

And the third and final quote is this one:

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Life often throws us a curve ball but it’s how we react to it that matters.

I’ve had a tough year personally and quite a few disappointments along the way with a swag of job interviews that I didn’t get. It’s definitely knocked my self-esteem about. And my sense of purpose. But I’m getting there.

It’s okay to feel down but then we have a choice, we can wallow and stay in the depths of gloom. Or we can roll over, take a deep breath, gaze at the stars and the sky, take some time to breath and trust that everything will be okay. Because in time it usually is. And then we get up again.

Thanks again to the wonderful Arcane Owl from A Wayward Scribblez for allowing me to share some positive words and inspirational quotes. On the last day of this challenge, I’m nominating the following bloggers who, if they like, can choose to also take part:

Simply Etta D

Deb’s World

Wanderlust

Thanks for reading, happy travelling and remember to look up at the stars!


9 thoughts on “3 Quotes, 3 day Challenge – Day Three

  1. Those are some great quotes! It’s sad that kindness is no longer so commonplace, that it’s now noticeable when people are kind. Still, especially now, it should never be taken for granted, or neglected. I think it kind of greases the wheels that the world spins on, if you will.

    And that sheep one – Ha!! That is so me! 😀

    I’m sorry you’ve had a rough year. I’ll say a prayer that things look up for you soon. 🙂

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  2. It is sad that city folk tend to be wary of each other, a simple smile and a g’day are usually rewarded with nothing more than a blank stare. Thankfully country folk are still pleased to meet a stranger.

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  3. Thanks for the nomination Miriam, I’ll get onto it but if you don’t mind I’m going to add a seasonal twist to my responses. They may not actually fit into the quote category but I’m sure you won’t mind 🙂 You reminded me of a random act of kindness (actually a string of them) when I was travelling on my own a few years ago. I’ve included the link in case you’d like to read it: http://wp.me/p2juKh-j4 I really enjoyed your quotes and agree with your sentiments.

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    1. Hi Debbie, Just read your post from Mothers Day two years ago – it was quite a day you had wasn’t it? And it just goes to show that there’s plenty of kindness all around us. We just have to keep our eyes – and heart – open. Thanks. Also, I think it’s great you’re putting a seasonal twist on the quote challenge. Look forward to reading 🙂

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