Thursday, April 10, 2008

#6 Be Nice

If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything.

Growing up we were scolded for putting someone down, not saying please or thank you, or for being downright nasty. Do we take the time to stop and listen at how we speak to our spouses, brothers, sisters, friends or even strangers on the street.

Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. -Ephesians 4:32

Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another.. -Romans 12:10

An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up. -Proverbs 12:25

A gentle answer deflects anger,but harsh words make tempers flare. -Proverbs 15:1

A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself. -Proverbs 11:17

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. -Dalai Lama

If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them. -Dalai Lama

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. -Dalai Lama

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

The only way to have a friend is to be one. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people. - Abraham Joshua Heschel

No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves. -Amelia Earhart

Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless. -Mother Teresa

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