From A Handbook for Kindness and Hope

The basics of life lie in our ability to be social.

There simply can’t be anything greater for one human being than to be needed by others.

Refuse to believe that caring doesn’t matter or make a difference.

I will be kind because it feels good.

Maybe it matters that I gave a damn.

The problem with how we relate to each other is the older than old “me first”.

Until we can move from being first and thinking of us first, the cycles of mean and hateful will carry on.

The opposite of kind isn’t mean, it’s selfish, self centered and self absorbed.

The rule “if in doubt worry about yourself” seems all too often to be the wisdom of today.