There will be lots of things, you might regret. Kindness is one thing, you never will.
A few months back, I had started a new ritual – The Cold Coffee Thursdays 🙂 I would carry cold milk in my flask and have my morning breakfast at work. On Thursdays, I would make myself some frothy chilled strong coffee and kickstart the weekend eve morning and it would be extra special as I had newly started to fast on Thursdays. The cold coffee was a sort of distraction from the usual breakfast.
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight.
Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again.
– Og Mandino
In friendship and all relationships in life, I believe it is the little things that matter – paying attention to little details and treating people with the tenderness we would like to receive, is something which warms my heart.
Ever since I joined Toastmasters in 2015, one of my most favorite part of each session is the President’s address (weird, right ? Second is the Table topics session). In the introductory part, the Club President shares a small story or an analogy and sets the tone for the meeting. I wanted to share with you all, one story I heard in our recent meeting :
Read this beautiful quote on my friend’s Facebook profile :
“The heart’s capacity to love always exceeds its capacity to hate .
Anger fades in time, genuine affection stays bright forever.”
Silence is golden – they say. I would like to disagree.
Opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference. Silence is indifference.
Silence creates a void. Silence hurts. Silence creates a distance no bridges can cover. Silence can break hearts beyond repair. Silence from our loved ones can wage cold wars which can be so difficult to reconcile. I feel it is always better to communicate rather than being silent about how we feel.
I do understand the other perspective of silence. When without saying you can say it all. And at times words are not needed at all when love and connection is so deep.