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.
Our 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.
The 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:
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:
Thanks for reading, happy travelling and remember to look up at the stars!