Monday, October 20, 2014

#2 Five ways to measure your worth

1. Height: You are only as tall as you stand in your own eyes.

2. Width: You measure your heart by the breadth of your compassion and your capacity to understand others.

3. Length: The length of your reach is measured by the lives you touch.

4. Time: The time you spend on earth is calculated by the hours you put in service of others.

5. Feet: The steps you take are counted by the distance you cover on the path of righteousness.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Alphabet Quotes: K is for Kindness

"Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness."
— George Sand (Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin)

"Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind."
— Henry James

"I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels."
— Pearl S. Buck

"Be kind, because everyone is having a really hard time."
— Plato

"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The face in the mirror

What is the first thing that you do after you wake up in the morning? You curse, stretch, yawn, squint, and scratch your way to the bathroom. As you prepare to brush your teeth, you peer into the mirror and you do something that isn't the most charming way to start your day with—you look as gloomy as the mirror will allow you to look.

When you frown, the face in the mirror frowns right back at you. If the poor guy had his way, he would probably have smiled at you, instead. But you won’t let him because you won’t change your scowl into a smile, your grimace into a grin.

If the fellow in the mirror doesn’t like your frowning face, how do you expect anyone else to? He has to live with it because he can’t do a thing about it. Others can run away from you. Nobody likes a sour puss.

Your facial expression, particularly the expression you wake up with, is the one you will carry with you all day long and it will decide how your day goes—good or bad or, worse still, ugly. It is not a very pleasant sight. With a face like that, can your negative aura be far behind? Not only will you ruin your day, you will spoil everyone else’s too. Wouldn't it be better if you stayed at home and not showed your face outside?

So the next time you wake up in the morning and look into the mirror, smile, and the face in the mirror will beam right back at you—and see how good you feel and how well your day goes. This is a fact of daily life.