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Have Courage and Be Kind: Why Kindness Matters

I love the quote “Have courage and be kind.” from Disney’s Cinderella (2015). In this adaptation of the long-beloved Cinderella story, this is the advice her mother gives her before passing on. A broken-hearted Cinderella tries her best to follow her mother’s counsel, but it becomes increasingly difficult as her father marries again and her step mother and step sisters move in. Soon after, he leaves on a voyage that proves deadly and Cinderella is left to the cruel hands of her “family.” Throughout her ordeal, Cinderella reminds herself to have courage and be kind.  There even comes a point Read More

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Collecting Kindness is Good for Us All

So I’ve been collecting quotes about kindness and compassion. (There are a lot of them! Stay tuned for a great list in a future post.) I’ve gone from collecting quotes to reading more in depth advice on how to add compassion and happiness to life. I am learning that kindness is something that we need to practice in order to be really good at it. Practicing kindness requires us to be kind to everyone we meet, even if we’re really not feeling it. It doesn’t cost anything to be kind. Zig Ziglar said “When you see someone without a smile, Read More