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Aphorisms For Informal Reflection

Some “sayings of the day”, circulated among NHS staff:

April 1st 2020:

“It costs nothing to be kind”.

April 2nd 2020:

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference”. (Reinhold Niebuhr)

April 3rd 2020:

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted”. (Aesop)

April 4th 2020:

“It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice”.

April 5th 2020:

“If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours”.

April 6th 2020:

“Kind Hands, Kind Words, Kind Heart”.

April 7th 2020:

“Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision”. (Winston Churchill)

April 8th 2020:

“Manners cost nothing but are priceless”.

April 9th 2020:

“Treat everyone how you wish to be treated”.

April 10th 2020:

“Also highly contagious is:
Kindness, Patience, Love, Enthusiasm and a Positive Attitude.
Don’t wait to catch it: BE THE CARRIER”.

April 11th 2020:

“When it rains look for rainbows, when it’s dark look for stars”. (Oscar Wilde)

April 12th 2020:

“A helping hand is just at the end of your sleeve”.

April 13th 2020:

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible”. (14th Dalai Lama)

April 14th 2020:

“A smile is a smile in any language”.

April 15th 2020:

“There is no emergency in a pandemic… Do not go in without your PPE”. (Aaron Mishler)

April 16th 2020:

“Tough times do not last, tough people do”.

April 17th 2020:

“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think”.

April 18th 2020:

“Smile and walk forward”.

April 19th 2020:

“Not every day is good, but there is good in everyday”.

April 20th 2020:

“You’re never fully dressed without your smile”.

April 21st 2020:

“Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody!”.

April 22nd 2020:

“Don’t see a problem; see an opportunity for a solution and quality improvement”.

April 23rd 2020:

“After all of this is over, all that will matter is how we treated each other”.

April 24th 2020:

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world, indeed it is the only thing that ever has”.  (Margaret Mead)

April 25th 2020:

“Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday”.

April 26th 2020:

“The NHS will last as long as there are folk left with faith to fight for it”. (Aneurin Bevan)

April 27th 2020:

“Take a step back if it all gets a little too much”.

April 28th 2020:

“Life is like riding a bike. To keep your balance you must keep moving”. (Albert Einstein)

April 29th 2020:

“Out of darkness cometh light”.

April 30th 2020:

“The sun will shine on you again and the clouds will soon disappear!”. (Captain Tom Moore)

May 1st 2020:

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world”. (Mahatma Gandhi)

May 2nd 2020:

“Worry often gives small things a big shadow”.

May 3rd 2020:

“Sunshine always follows the rain”.

May 4th 2020:

“Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud”. (Maya Angelou)

May 5th 2020:

“Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give, it starts with a kind thought, then a smile and then never ending, it is contagious”.

May 6th 2020:

“It doesn’t take much to be kind and caring to each other”.

May 7th 2020:

“Kind words are short and easy to speak; but their echoes are truly endless”.  (Mother Teresa)

May 8th 2020:

“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations”.

May 9th 2020:

“If you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine”.

May 10th 2020:

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions and the roots spring up and make new trees”. (Amelia Earhart)

May 11th 2020:

“A smile is a curve that can set things straight”.

May 12th 2020:

“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift – that’s why it is called the present”.

May 13th 2020:

“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end”. (Scott Adams)

May 14th 2020:

“Making one person smile can change the world – maybe not the whole world but their world”.

May 15th 2020:

“Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver”. (Barbara De Angelis)

May 16th 2020:

“Remember to take care of yourself, you can’t pour from an empty cup”.

May 17th 2020:

“Look after each other with affection”.

May 18th 2020:

“Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you”. (Misty Copeland)

May 19th 2020:

“A smile costs nothing but gives much”.

May 20th 2020:

“Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder”.

May 21st 2020:

“We may not be able to alter the journey, but we can make sure no one walks it alone”. (Jeffrey R. Holland)

May 22nd 2020:

“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age and dreams are forever”. (Walt Disney)

May 23rd 2020:

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”. (Often attributed to Winston Churchill)

May 24th 2020:

“One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone”. (Shannon L. Alder)

May 25th 2020:

“I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy”. (Marie Curie)

May 26th 2020:

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… it’s about learning how to dance in the rain”. (Vivian Greene)

May 27th 2020:

“Sometimes we just all need to go outside and take a deep breath. If anyone asks, just say you are outstanding”.

May 28th 2020:

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground”. (Theodore Roosevelt)

May 29th 2020:

“We should always have three friends in our lives-one who walks ahead who we look up to and follow; one who walks beside us, who is with us every step of our journey; and then, one who we reach back for and bring along after we’ve cleared the way”. (Michelle Obama)

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