Center for Living Peace is founded on the idea that we can all “live peace” in our everyday lives. But some days can be harder than others! Especially with the holidays and end of the year nearly upon us, we could probably all use a reminder of how we can be more peaceful.
1. Be kind to others.
Have you seen the quote, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle?” The quote’s origin is disputed; some aren’t sure if it originated with Plato, Ian Maclaren, or another.
But regardless of who said it first, the message holds true: everyone struggles and has bad days. Something even as small as holding the door or sharing a smile can help brighten someone’s day!
2. Be kind to yourself.
As the above quote says, all people are “fighting a hard battle.” And that includes you! People aren’t perfect, but we can all strive to be a little better.
Next time something goes wrong, admit it but don’t forget to cut yourself some slack. We’re sometimes harder on ourselves than we need to be, so keep it in mind the next time there’s a small mishap.
3. Remember the good things.
We get it: sh*t happens. But so does good! That’s where our motto “Good Happens” come from– the idea that we can all make Good Happen in our lives and the lives of those around us. Not every day is going to be perfect and bad things may happen, but good days and good things come around, too.
Do you have something you would add to the list? Tell us below!
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