Be Kind in Little Things

Here’s more food for thought for those of us considering our resolutions for this new year.  From the January 2, 1908 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:

Be Kind in Little Things.

The sunshine of life is made up of very little beams that are bright all the time.  In the nursery, on the playground and in the school room there is room all the time for little acts of kindness that cost nothing but are worth more than gold or silver.  To give up something when giving up will prevent unhappiness, to yield when persisting will chafe and fret others; to go a little way around rather than come against another; to take an ill word or a cross look rather than to resent it; these are the ways in which clouds and storms are kept off and a pleasant, smiling sunshine secured even in a humble home, among very poor people, as well as in families in higher station.  Much that we term the miseries of life would be avoided by adopting this rule of conduct. — Stanberry Owl.