Kindness counts for a lot these days. Everyone is busy. Everyone is tied up. And everyone is doing the best they can. Which means that small, random acts of kindness can go a long way in lifting someone’s mood, or even their day.

It doesn’t take much – an ounce of patience, a little smile, or a kind word can make the biggest difference in our lives. Here are ten inspiring thoughts on what it means to live with kindness as a priority.
 

  1. “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up”
    – John Holmes

     

  2. “A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal”
    – Steve Maraboli

     

  3. “The greatest gift is a portion of thyself”
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson

     

  4. “Men are only as great as they are kind”
    – Elbert Hubbard

     

  5. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life from what we give”
    – Winston Churchill

     

  6. “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention”
    – Oscar Wilde

     

  7. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle”
    – Plato

     

  8. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted”
    – Aesop

     

  9. “Always be mindful of the kindness and not the faults of others”
    – Buddha

     

  10. “Don’t wait for people to be friendly… show them how”
    – Unknown