My son Andy wrote a list of daily reminders for himself that I would like to share with readers of the Sun Herald. Among them:
Always see the beauty.
Believe in the goodness of mankind.
Desire to accept the differences of others. Even embrace them for these differences.
Feel empathy toward all in both their pain and joy. Encourage them to pursue that which makes them happy and pleases and fulfills their desires regardless of how I feel those things might affect them or me.
Attempt to see the depth of each individual's thoughts, where they begin and will ultimately end, and hopefully how they came to be.
Avoid imposing my will or values or beliefs on others.
Live my own way not allowing others to decide for me the rightness of my actions and ideas.