Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. – Leo F. Buscaglia
Like a souffle that falls if the timing’s not right, or a butterfly whose wings are damaged by an unthinking touch, friendships and families are delicate, too. We can nurture them with something as simple as a smile. But an errant word spoken in haste can unknowingly hurt someone dear.
Life is fragile, and short.
In the midst of frantic holiday hustle and bustle, stop. Look around at the ones you love and take stock of what they really need from you. I’m betting you can’t find it at the mall. Try to find a minute to share a little TLC this week with someone lonely, depressed, or in need.
And while you’re at it, save some for yourself.
Want of care does us more damage than want of knowledge – Benjamin Franklin
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