Whatever everyone else says about her, I am a firm believer than in her own way, Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, touched lives and in her own way endeavoured to make a difference in the world. I think she was a product of her environment and coped as well as she could with the emotional equipment she had to work with.
I think it’s apt to post a quote about kindness today. I’ve been struggling with the firm belief I had about following the Golden Rule – that one should treat people the way one would like to be treated. I was brought up to treat people with kindness and respect, and I continually hope (and expect) that people will respond in kind; and for the most part, I am being treated in the way that I treat others. There are frustrations of course, because I keep trying to be kind and respectful of others, but I continually get teased or chided for being “too nice.” I, however, find it tough to go against what I have grown up believing. I came across this quote from one of the people who fascinate me.
I think it was divine intervention that I read this today, the day when I felt, strangely, burdened my upbringing more than ever. It has encouraged me to press on. Kindness is worth it. I shouldn’t stop, because somehow, somewhere, what I do will touch someone and make a difference at just the right time.
“Carry out a random act of kindness,
with no expectation of reward,
safe in the knowledge that one day
someone might do the same for you.”
~Diana Spencer (1961-1997), Princess of Wales