“There are generations yet unborn whose very lives will be shifted and shaped by the moves you make and the actions you take today.”
— Andy Andrews
This brings to mind things that I have learned:
- We were given two ears and one mouth so that we should listen more than speak. Our words can be a curse or a blessing to those they are uttered. Our words are very powerful: they can admonish the sinner, uplift the downtroddened, inspire the apathetic, and impart knowledge. Before we speak we should listen more so that our words will be given more substance because we have listened to all sides.
- The golden rule says that you should do unto others what you want others to do to you. The good you do another will come back to you a hundred fold. Treat others as you wish them to treat you.
- There is a phenomenon called “Ripple Effect”. It’s about one person doing something good for another, who, in turn, is encouraged to do something good for yet another, and so on down the line until a lot of people would have doing something good.
- Saint Basil once said: “A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. “
Certainly, there are more things that I can cite. I could go on and on but the important thing to remember is this: the kindness that you show may be something small but you’ll never know the effect it will have for the recipient of that kindness.