It’s no accident that Gandhi’s birthday – he was born October 2, 1869 – is celebrated at the same time as the International Day of Non-Violence. Through his non-violent actions Gandhi set an important example for the whole world and will always be remembered as an inspiring and esteemful personality.
Gandhi demonstrated that if we want to create something positive we have to take positive actions. Because he wanted to create peace and freedom for his country, he led others with his peaceful actions.
Quotes about esteem are actually more rare than quotes about anything else. Nevertheless we found 25 quotes on love and esteem from prominent people all over the world coming from politics, arts, science, religion and philosophy.
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Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, MA and creator of the smiley face in 1963, started World Smile Day 10 years ago.
His goal was that people would dedicate a whole day to smiles and kind acts throughout the world. He noted that the smiley face knows no politics, no geography and no religion and at least one day each year neither should we.
One of the easiest signs of esteem is a smile. A simple smile gives people a feeling of being noticed and appreciated. You can’t smile open-heartedly and have negative thoughts. Smiling creates happiness in the receivers as well as the givers.
Today, on World Smile Day, we can give away our smile even more freely than on other days. When we experience the positive impact of this powerful but simple sign of esteem we won’t stop smiling all the other days of the year.
Tomorrow the world celebrates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. Its purpose is to direct worldwide attention to the situation of indigenous people in such areas as culture, education, health, human rights, the environment and social and economic development.
Indigenous people deserve our esteem as much as everyone else. They maintain their heritage and traditions in high esteem. Living according to their traditions shouldn’t be a reason for receiving less attention and support.
The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People makes us aware of their situation and creates esteem toward them resulting in understanding and support.
Each year the Global Peace Index compiles a ranking of the most peaceful countries around the world.
In the last three years the same four countries have been ranked among the top 5 most peaceful. This year New Zealand, Denmark, Norway and Iceland, are the first four countries of the list. Because of involvement in several conflicts around the globe the USA came in at 83rd out of a total of 144 countries.
One of the most important indices for deciding if a country is peaceful or not is how conflicts are handled. Conflicts can happen everywhere and anytime. The question is how a country handles them. If they solve their problems with mutual esteem they create a peaceful situation.
The Global Peace Index is considered as a Vision of Humanity, a great phrase for peaceful living. In the end it’s up to each of us to make it possible for our country to walk the peaceful path. When we live esteem in our daily life we create a portion of this vision of humanity.
Last week the Dalai Lama visited Albany, NY sharing his simple message of tolerance, peace and happiness.
With his honest friendliness toward everyone who approaches him he demonstrates esteem in a deep and humble manner.
Dalai Lama is the renowned spiritual guide to devotees and Buddhists all over the world. Despite his notoriety he says about himself: “I consider myself just a human being, one of 6 billion human beings. All 6 billion people are the same family. Everyone wants a happy life.”
It could be said that Dalai Lama personifies esteem. Such an esteemful personality can be an example for us all.
When we examine the origins of Christmas we see that it isn’t about lighted trees, colorful decorations and piles of gifts. Christmas is the day of the year to celebrate Jesus’ birthday.
To study the life of Jesus is to understand how much he dedicated his life to esteem.
Throughout his life, Jesus showed esteem toward the people with whom he came into contact. He gave esteem toward even those who weren’t fully acknowledged by the society, such as children, women, the poor and the sick.
As it was for Jesus, it should be the same for us. Sometimes it’s easier to live esteem when we see how others realize it in their lives. Jesus is an example of living esteem, with the personal qualities of patience, understanding, acknowledgement and confidence.
We can make Christmas esteemful holidays when we fill these days with esteem for the people around us.