What the World Needs Now

I found these over at Beauty in Art and wanted to share. The first quote is generally applicable to all of us, though reaching the stated ideal is a life-long challenge.

After 33 years of marriage, I can personally vouch for the 2nd quote.

Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor … Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.Mother Theresa

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.Thomas Merton