To encourage you to keep going.
To remind you to be strong.

Published on November 4, 2014 in Picture Quotes, Quote of the Day

I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.
~Jonathan Carroll


  1. Dev Pandey November 4, 2014 Reply

    wonderful posting…:)
    Keep sharing..thanks.

  2. Deanna November 4, 2014 Reply

    I agree – it takes a better person to be kind to others even if others don’t seem to appreciate it. Paying it forward is a better tactic than to be unconscious while you’re moving through your day. I would rather feel better about myself at day’s end than to think…”what have I done today that’s made me feel good ?”

  3. Melba November 4, 2014 Reply

    Yes, this is very true. Good gestures to (for) others do give us such a beautiful feeling. What is better than this when we do anything for others?

  4. lauren November 4, 2014 Reply

    The greatest gift we can give ourselves is to serve others not only because we learn to love those we serve but we in turn without meaning to learn to love ourselves. Love is the greatest facilitator that there is, there are so many hidden treasures in love things happen that we could only dream of and the possibilities are endless……

  5. Johanna Kidd November 4, 2014 Reply

    What you give will be returned ten fold, yes I like that idea

  6. Linda Weaver November 5, 2014 Reply

    I deal with chronic pain, day-in and day-out. I have found, especially recently, that when I do these types of small gestures, even the bad days becomes much better and my mood lightens.

  7. lindaloves January 14, 2015 Reply

    This makes me smile…. It’s how I try to live my life every day. It makes my heart happy ❤

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