A teacher cannot give you the truth
The truth is already in you
You only need to open yourself –
body, mind and heart –
so that his or her teachings
will penetrate your own seeds
of understanding and enlightenment
If you let the words enter you,
the soil and the seeds
will do the rest of the work.
~Thich Nhat Hanh
It’s the small acts of kindness that make the world a beautiful place worth living in. Whether you pay for someone’s coffee, offer a few words of encouragement for a friend, allow someone to take your seat on the bus, open a door for someone juggling a stroller and a toddler and three shopping bags, send a green star or two, or compliment a stranger on those cool boots, it all adds to the pool of decency in the world. ~Sarah M.