“On kindness”

One of my favorite websites that I can easily get lost in is

If you haven’t heard of the site that houses beautifully illustrated versions of “quotes from inspirational folks,” you’ve probably at least seen one or two of the comics somewhere in your web-browsing.

All of the comics are a joy to read, and plenty of them bring more than just one tear to your eye (i.e., I usually dissolve into a sobbing mess if I spend too much time there). But it’s a good cry. It’s the kind of cry you get when that part of your brain that finds faith in humanity gets triggered.

Cartoonist Gavin Aung Than talks a little about how he started the site in the “About” section, and there’s even a cool 6-minute video all about him and his Zen Pencils story.

But while I of course recommend digging in and reading all the comics from the site that you can and doing all of that joyous background research, that’s mostly the dramaturg in me speaking, and I know that’s not everyone’s cup of tea.

I bring up Zen Pencils today because of comic #118: a Roger Ebert quote entitled “On kindness,” and it is the subject of today’s “kindspiration.” What is your kindness inspiration challenge?

Below the comic is a tidbit from the cartoonist himself where he talks a little about Ebert and his life, and again, it’s fascinating and I recommend it no doubt, but if nothing else, follow the link below, read the comic, and let the message speak for itself.

Bask in the power of kindness.

Let it inspire you today.


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