“She asks me to kill the spider.
Instead, I get the most
peaceful weapons I can find.
I take a cup and a napkin.
I catch the spider, put it outside
and allow it to walk away.
If I am ever caught in the wrong place
at the wrong time, just being alive
and not bothering anyone,
I hope I am greeted
with the same kind
~ Rudy Francisco, Helium
“Today is a new day.
You can start fresh and begin again.
Wipe the slate clean.
Today you can embrace kindness.
Stand up for justice.
Talk to strangers.
Ask for help.
Listen with your whole heart.
Work for the common good.
You can be the change
you wish to see in the world.
“Tip your server.
Return your shopping cart.
Pick up a piece of trash.
Hold the door for the person behind you.
Let someone into your lane.
Small acts can have a ripple effect.
That’s how we change the world.”
“This is my charge to everyone:
We have to be better,
we have to love more and hate less.
Listen more and talk less.
It is our responsibility
to make this world a better place.”
~ Megan Rapinoe
“If you want to be a true professional,
you will do something outside yourself.
Something to repair tears in your community.
Something to make life a little better
for people less fortunate than you.
That’s what I think a meaningful life is –
living not for oneself,
but for one’s community.”
~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“Do good deeds
whether others notice or not.
It’s the deeds that matter,
not the size of your audience.”
“Altruism raises your mood because it raises your self-esteem, which increases happiness. Plus, giving to others gets you outside of yourself and distracts you from your problems.”
~ Karen Salmansohn more