Updated: Mar 18
I love this quotation from Stephen Jay Gould. Too often the focus is on grand gestures, so much so that we're often cynical about what can be seen as virtue signalling.
This quotation is a great reminder that real kindness is shown through the little, everyday things: the smile, the helping hand, the courtesies and the quiet offers of help. These are the things that touch us, make us feel good and help us through the darkest days. The small, everyday acts of kindness that are extended to friends and strangers and define who we really are.
Yes, definitely a favourite quotation of mine. If you have a favourite quotation that motivates or comforts you, please share it below in the comments.