I will have to confess .. I love to plagiarize. Why, oh why, do so many people feel they have to recreate the verbal wheel? I believe that if I have something profound to say .. and someone else said it better… why would I not use it? I don’t really plagiarize. I always give credit where credit is due. ALWAYS.
As you can see from nearly all of my posts. I am a fanatic for good quotes. Everyone can say profound things better than I can and I am super humble about it. One year I “wrote” a book titled, “Things I wish I had said”. It was a 42 page book full of my favorite quotes. My only contribution was the title. Everyone I knew got it for Christmas. It was priceless. Meaning it cost virtually nothing. I have not actually received a present since that day. Anyways!
In honor of my love of what others have said that profoundly exemplify what I really feel and wish I had the perfect words to say … i present to you my stolen thoughts on quiet love and just being nice.
“You won’t burn in hell. But be nice anyway.”
― Ricky Gervais
“Be nice to people… maybe it’ll be unappreciated, unreciprocated, or ignored, but spread the love anyway. We rise by lifting others.”
― Germany Kent
“Look at your waiter’s face. He knows. It’s another reason to be polite to your waiter: he could save your life with a raised eyebrow or a sigh.”
― Anthony Bourdain
“Niceness is magic, but no one thinks of it that way since it’s quiet and constant.”
― Kimberly Karalius
“Be nice to people on your way up because you’ll meet them on your way down.” ―Wilson Mizner
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Sir Winston Churchill
“Perform a random act of kindness for someone: a smile, compliment, or a favor just for fun. These will multiply and spread very quickly.” – Steven Brunkhorst
“Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.” – Eric Hoffer
“You will never have a completely bad day if you show kindness at least once.” – Greg Henry Quinn
“The wonderful thing is that it’s so incredibly easy to be kind.” – Ingrid Newkirk
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” – Dalai Lama
“Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.” – Barbara de Angelis
Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your modus operandi & change your world.” – Annie Lennox
One of the hardest aspects that many of us have been dealing with during COVID is social distancing. We are human beings. We are not meant to isolate. But, in order to get past this, it is something we apparently must do. My one hope is that we can one day soon go back to the touch, hugs, closeness with others. While we are keeping our distance, there are things we CAN do that could change the life of others. Tiny little things that we should not underestimate. Be kind, listen, compliment, give, care, smile, laugh, make others laugh. These are all things within our power. It’s tough right now and we really do not know what someone else is going through. Be nice and offer your quiet love to others. As you give you will receive. I really believe that.
I will not play tug o’ war. I’d rather play hug o’war, where everyone hugs instead of tugs.
“I was glad my father was an eye-smiler. It meant he never gave me a fake smile because it’s impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren’t feeling twinkly yourself. A mouth-smile is different. You can fake a mouth-smile any time you want, simply by moving your lips. I’ve also learned that a real mouth-smile always has an eye-smile to go with it. So watch out, I say, when someone smiles at you but his eyes stay the same. It’s sure to be a phony.”
“And Isi always listened, never told Enna she had been foolish, never said hollow things like ‘You’ll be all right.’ . . . Isi saw Enna’s struggle and her sadness, and she understood.”
“I just kind of listen and nod because Patrick needs to talk.”
“When people talk listen completely. Don’t be thinking what you’re going to say. Most people never listen.”
“Finally the Rainbow Fish has only one shining scale left. His most prized possessions had been given away, yet he was very happy.”
The Rainbow Fish