On his deathbed, Aldous Huxley reflected on his entire life’s learning and then summed it up in seven simple words:”LET US BE KINDER TO ONE ANOTHER“.All too often we believe that in order to live a truly fulfilling life we must achieve some great act or grand feat that will put us on the front covers of magazines and newspapers.Nothing could be further from the truth.A meaningful life is made up of a series of daily acts of decency & kindness which adds up to something great over the course of a lifetime.
Everyone who enters your life has a lesson to teach & a story to tell. Every person you pass during the moments that make up your days represents an oppurtunity to show a little more of the compassion & courtesy that defines your humanity. Why not start being more of the person you truly are during your days & doing what you can to enrich the world around you????? In my mind, If you make even one person smile during your day or brighten the mood of even one stranger , your day has been a worthwhile one.
“kindness quite simply is the rent we must pay for the space we occupy on this planet “
Become more creative in the ways you show compassion to strangers. Paying the toll for the person in the car behind you , offering your seat on the subway and being the first to say hello are great places to start.