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Pictures Are Worth a Thousand Words

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Mindful leadership is leadership from the inside out.  And, this inner leadership transforms us.  As we transform, we have the privilege and pleasure of being of service, and having a positive impact on the world.

“Pictures are worth a thousand words”, and the quotes below are true words of wisdom.  I would like to thank Aurie Massey for sending this along.  It is so beautiful, it needs to be shared.

If you are looking for a time-out in the middle of your day, you may wish to read the quotes and view the pictures as a meditation and contemplation.  They are profound.  And, if you allow yourself to sit in stillness for a few minutes, you will notice how you can feel regenerated, calm and inspired.

I hope you enjoy the experience.

 

Compassion is language the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
~Mark Twain~

 

 

 

Kindness is in our power even when fondness is not.
~Henry James~

 

 

 

Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret,
for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.
~Robert Brault~

 

 

Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you ,
not because they are nice but because you are.

 

 

Never look down on anyone unless you are helping them up.

 

 

A good character is the best tombstone.
Those who loved you will remember.
Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.

 

 

It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice.

 

 

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles.
It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.

 

 

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.

 

 

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.
~Rudyard Kipling~

 

 

Don’t be yourself — be someone nicer.

 

 

Never miss an opportunity to make others happy,
even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it.

 

 

Love your enemies – it will confuse them greatly.

 

 

There is one word which may serve as a rule for all one’s life — reciprocity.
~Confucius~

 

 

Grownups know that little things matter and that 
relationships are based on respect.

 

 

Don’t wait for people to be friendly, show them how.
~Henry James~

 

 

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.
~Henry Boyle~

 

 

When I was young, I admired clever people.
Now that I am old, I admire kind people.
~Abraham Heschel~

 

 

If we should deal out justice only in this world, who would escape?
No, it is better to be generous for it gains us gratitude.
~Mark Twain~

 

 

Be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, tolerant of 
the weak, because someday in your life you will be all of these.
~George Washington Carver~

 

 

You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone
who will never be able to repay you.
~John Wooden~

 

 

If those who owe us nothing gave us nothing, how poor we would be.
~Antonio Porchia~

 

 

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

 

 

By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.
~Winston Churchill

 

 

Real generosity is doing something nice for someone 
who will never find out.
~Frank A. Clark~

 

 

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen 
twice as much as we speak.
~Epictetus~

 

 

Don’t let those who take advantage of your generosity
stop you from being generous.
~Author Unknown ~

 

 

Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.
~Maya Angelou~

 

 

In a world full of people who couldn’t care less, 
be someone who cares more.
~Author Unknown ~

 

 

Love thy neighbor and if it requires that you bend the truth, 
the truth will understand.
~Robert Brault~

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