be kind

Singer and Songwriter Rachel Platten reminds us to be kind to one another.
If the biggest insult you can give someone is about the size of their body, you need a hug, or maybe a throat punch.
Schools with a healthy school culture tend to be mission-focused schools with a shared sense of purpose. The mission shows up in school-wide activities that are done well and consistently, like a daily morning meeting.
Because isn't that what tragedy tends to do? It forces us to be extra sensitive to others, extra compassionate towards others
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?
How we treat others should be a choice that reflects our character -- not a reaction to other people's character. So, I choose to be kind because my kindness will define me. Not my parents. Not my relationships. Not my sexuality. Not my work. But my kindness.
In three weeks, I will graduate from UCLA. The greatest advice that I have for incoming and current scholars is simple: be fearless. Face your fears. Don't be afraid. Fear will hold you back. Bravery will push you forward.
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?
How often have we each been so embroiled in our own petty dramas that we breeze past someone in trouble? My hand is raised. How about yours?
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.
I was about to get a promotion. My boss said sternly, "Be polite and be fair. Then you'll do fine." I've always remembered that.
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.