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Seek out others who want to improve the world, whether one cause, or one person, at a time. There are fewer people who will look you in the eye and more who will talk behind your back. It is a great big world, and yet, there are those who cannot see beyond their own small one.

Anyone can put their foot down, but not everyone can give a hand up.

There are not enough words to explain who you are to someone who is committed to misunderstanding you. Save your energy for those who are able to appreciate the gift that it is. Empathy and genuine kindness do not diminish you; they expand to make room for everyone.

Thank you for stopping by! It means more than you know.



  1. Profound thoughts.

  2. Wow! Thanks for this, eq, especially the concluding paragraph. I find such counsel both validating and encouraging.

    • My pleasure Eric. We have to protect our community of like-minded individuals and support each other along the way. We are idealists; we want the best and believe it to be so.

  3. I love this quote. I recently shared it to my friends. 🙂

    • It is a great quote. I only found it fairly recently and loved it too! thanks 🙂

  4. Words to live by. Thank you. Perfect message to read as I start my day. ❤

    • I am so glad that you liked it! We want to believe that there is room for improvement and personal growth. Who wants to be dragged down by the naysayers around us?

  5. I share your sentiments…to see and embrace anyone else, we must, ourselves, possess a deep inner sense of grace…

    • It is a challenge, Itty, to be sure. We just keep trying, despite those things, or people, that might knock us down.

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