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What makes a good friend?

A good friend doesn't look to take advantage of you. A good friend isn't in your life because your friendship is a win-win. A good friend chooses to be in your life because she roots for you and genuinely enjoys who you are.

 

What you react to in others, you strengthen in yourself.

What you react to in others, you strengthen in yourself.

- Eckhart Tolle

 

When we focus on ourselves, when we focus on others

Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others, our world expands. Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection - or compassionate action.

- Daniel Goleman

 

Being Kind Today

You cannot do a kindness too soon for you never know how soon it will be too late.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Humility and Gratitude

Where authentic humility and a spirit of gratitude are not present, it is near impossible to be genuinely liked and respected.

 

To be kind trumps all

When I was young, I admired clever people.

Now that I am old, I admire kind people.

- Abraham Heschel

 

Carve Your Name On Hearts

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you will remember. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.

 

To Be Kind Above All Else

Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.

- Robert Brault

 

The futility of playing the blame game

Why waste an ounce of energy building a case for who to blame when we can use our energy to improve our chances for a desirable outcome? When we look to blame, have we not lost sight of what really matters?

 

To Doubt is to be Decent

When a person is steely in his contentions, certain that his viewpoint is the best path for all, void of moments of doubt and uncertainty, it may be wise to tread carefully.

When I see dogmatic behaviour, I see unfulfilled need.

To be unyielding in one's beliefs reflects some degree of indifference for the suffering of our fellow humans.

Where there is doubt, I often find decency. Where there is lack of doubt, I am careful not to get too close.

 

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