Be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ. (Ephesians 4:32)
Today is World Kindness Day. As an inspirational romance author, kindness is a theme I often address in my books, but even more so in my life. I’ve discovered a little kindness goes a long way, whether with my fictional characters, my family or even random strangers.
So today, I thought I’d share some kindness quotes, some famous and some not so famous, but all full of the wisdom and love we authors strive to bring to our writing.
Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that someday someone might do the same for you. (Princess Diana)
Kindness is my only guiding star. In its light I sail a straight route. I have my motto written on my sail—to live in love. (St. Therese of Lisieux, The Little Flower)
It’s the little things that count…
Be the living expression of God’s kindness. Kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile. (Mother Teresa)
A reminder that we can’t see into people’s hearts…
Be kind, for everyone you meet is engaged in a battle. (St. Philo of Alexandria)
And that we need to be kind and compassionate to ourselves, as well…
By giving myself more compassion, I am inspiring others to be kinder to themselves. (Laura Sanders, The I Am Journal)
And I’ll leave you with the estimable Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman’s wise words…
And so I encourage you today to go out and change the world through kindness.
My next Harlequin Love Inspired romance and #4 of my Rocky Mountain Family series is Their Unbreakable Bond, available for preorder now and out on December 26th.