These little moments caused me to pause and reflect. And maybe you too need time to take a breath. Do we all have our right foot pressed so firmly to the gas pedal that we are speeding along neglecting to see the little ways in which we are avoiding kindness and compassion?
What good is success if not shared and paid forward with attitude and deed? And how much envy can we muster for a supremely successful asshole who can't muster a kind word for anyone?
Salgado first learned kindness as a child -- "We delivered meals, we visited hospitals; that was just who my parents were
We got a saint in our family. ... I thought, you know, I could be doing just a little bit better. Be a little nicer. Count to ten. Go out of my way once in a while. What, I wondered, would it be like if I tried to do a good deed -- even something tiny -- for a whole year?
Is it not time to make kindness cool, to make consideration and caring hot topics? We've already proven that war does not work, that fighting and killing never has a happy ending.
There is only one place to practice compassion: the one you're in. You can never leave this place, but you can turn it inside out.