Tough Times Don’t Last

Years ago I was out on a Saturday night in a bar in downtown Toronto. I spotted something written on a guy’s t-shirt that stayed with me forever:

Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.

Were times tough then? The Toronto real estate market had tanked, but obviously, the situation was nothing compared to the one we’re all facing now, right across the globe.

So I’d like to suggest that NOW is the very best time to bring forth the best in, and of, ourselves.

Let’s get T-O-U-G-H:

  • T – Thoughtfulness
  • O – Openness
  • U – Understanding
  • G – Graciousness
  • H – Humanity

Because, to quote Henry James: Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.

Enjoy this lovely video on the power of kindness by Thought Cafe and Amy Krouse Rosenthal.

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash