There are people in my life that have beautiful qualities about them- ones that are rare but beautiful. They are kind by nature. Their personalities have people flocking to befriend them. From their empathetic character to their gentle fashion,
they have people wanting to live better lives.
Don’t criticize people’s actions, ideas or looks. You never know the true story plus making people laugh because you’re truly funny is so much better than making fun of others. It’s just in poor taste.
Be kind to yourself even on the worst of days. From your past to physical physique- ease up. Life’s too short.
Empathy is a beautiful trait. Listen when someone is having a hard time, don’t think about what you want to say. Offer advice that is helpful and that comes from the heart.
Encourage your friends and family to follow their dreams. It may not be the life you want to live but that doesn’t mean that someone hasn’t been thinking about these goals their entire lives. A friend wants to start a business? Support and encourage them!
Not taking out your anger from the day’s small frustrations on the person you come home to.
Don’t unload your concerns on someone else for the sheer gratification of gossiping. Make a concerted effort to not talk about people when they aren’t around.
Criticism is a part of life- it helps us grow and develop as long as it is productive. Don’t surround yourself with people though who bring you down with unnecessary criticism.
Don’t lead people on friendship wise or romantically. If you aren’t interested- be direct in saying “no”. This way you avoid dragging things out and ultimately hurting their feelings even more.
Not leaving nasty anonymous comments or messages for people just because you know you can get away with it — realizing that there are few crueler ways to spend your time, and that it will never resolve whatever underlying issue you’re addressing with your harsh words.
Being the person that people know they can go to with their secrets, or their more serious problems.
Helping out your friends when they’re in a tight spot, whether that means giving them a place to crash for a while or just being a shoulder to cry on when they’re at their breaking point. Don’t do it for a repayment because you know that is not why you offer such help
Taking your time to do things the right way, instead of rushing through them to get finished early and not have to worry about them anymore. Understanding that doing things right the first time ensures not only that you will likely not have to do it again, but that you can be proud of what you have done.
Remember that we often need the more harsh truths in life served with a little bit of sugar.
Being kind to parents who are having a hard time with their rambunctious children while out in public. They don’t need to hear your sighs of discontent.
Differentiating between people who are trying to change their circumstances, and people who are being complacent and lazy. Understanding that, though their circumstances may seem similar, they have every difference in the world between them.
Not basing your opinion of whether or not someone is beautiful on their physical appearance. Erasing the connections we have embedded in us between “attractive” and “superior,” and taking the time to re-learn how we look at everyone around us and what we believe they deserve in life.