Kindness is kind of like Kindergarten – we learn early it on, we grow and forget it, and then, when we become wise, we remember.

We remember that simple, everyday kindness is essential in what we call this human life. We can exist without it, just not very effectively.

Kindness always matters – and here are 5 teachers who show us how.

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention – Oscar Wilde
…life is made of the quiet moments, the soft words, and the kind smiles we spread.

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give – Winston Churchill
…we must give parts of ourselves away to discover who we might ultimately become.

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself – Ralph Waldo Emerson
…every act of compassion is a way of healing one’s own heart.

It is well to give when asked but it is better to give unasked, through understanding – Kahlil Gibran
…kindness means the most when no one is watching us do it.

Be kind whenever possible – it is always possible – Dalai Lama
…every moment holds the potential for charity and greatness in our way of being.