“The bond of our common humanity is stronger than the divisiveness of our fears and prejudices. We can choose to alleviate suffering. We can choose to work together for peace.” — Jimmy Carter
Every day is an opportunity to ask yourself: So, what good will I do today? If you aspire to follow Jimmy Carter’s example—or Mother Teresa’s or Gandhi’s—you might work toward global peace and inclusiveness, and an end to suffering and prejudice.
Otherwise, you can simply smile at someone. Or mind your neighbor’s kid for free. Check on the elderly man up the street. Call your mother.
The other day every person I looked at smiled at me. Doors were held open and each time I heard “thank you so much!” One woman gave me a big smile and wave in traffic while we waited for the light to change. That afternoon I felt acutely the strong bond of our common humanity.
Consider this: Every kindness you do has rippling, positive consequences…for others, and for you.