C is for Caring…

Welcome to your daily dose of inspiration:
In Darkness Be Light.

Since social media and news in recent times has been filled with so much hate and negativity, these simple reminders aim at promoting positivity and lightening up your day.

Caring:  Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. Og Mandino


Would you like to be a part of spreading positivity? Check out the We Are The World Blogfest, which aims at promoting positive news. Here’s the shortened version:


  • Keep your post to below 500 words, as much as possible.
  • All we ask is you link to a human news story on your blog on the last Friday of each month, one that shows love, humanity, and brotherhood. Something like this news, about a man who only fosters terminally ill children.
  • Join us on the last Friday of each month in sharing news.
    For more information, go HERE 

Why is there a lack of motivation to help others without needing something in return?


  1. Sylvia van Bruggen on April 4, 2017 at 7:44 am

    I am off to the dentist today, wonderful chance to take your challenge.

    I loved the blog hop, have added it to my list of things to check out later!

    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Good luck on the rest of your A to Z challenge

    Sylvia @ The Creative Life

  2. J.Gi Federizo on April 4, 2017 at 8:11 am

    “Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight.”
    That sounded morbid, LOL! But yes, that’s good advice.

    My C post: Contents with all the Feels

  3. Rajlakshmi on April 4, 2017 at 8:55 am

    I loved this initiative and was very happy to contribute a post last month. It felt so amazing to read all those beautiful stories.
    From A to Z
    Cherry Blossoms

  4. Nilanjana Bose on April 4, 2017 at 9:40 am

    ‘Work for this world as if you’ll live forever. Work for the next world as if you’ll die tomorrow.’ ~ Ali ibn Abi Talib.

    One of my school friends quoted this to me when we were teens. She is no more, passed away many years ago. Your post reminded me of the quote, and of her.


  5. Swathi Shenoy on April 4, 2017 at 10:23 am

    The blog hop looks interesting. Will try to participate this month.

    From A to Z challenge:

  6. Shilpa Garg on April 4, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Yes, we all can do out bit to be more kind, caring and compassionate, for everyone around us is fighting a harder battle.

  7. Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine on April 4, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    That’s kind of a dark inspirational quote. o.O

  8. Hilary Melton-Butcher on April 4, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Hi Michelle – great way to advertise the WATWB hop – such an essential blog fest to join and participate in … I’m not meeting anyone else today – better be extra kind and caring to me!! Cheers Hilary


  9. Alex J. Cavanaugh on April 4, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Wouldn’t want to make someone’s last day crappy!

  10. Yolanda Renee on April 4, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    What a lovely sentiment, wish it were plastered on billboards the world over!

  11. Jacqui on April 4, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    I think the world beat this out of me. I used to treat people this way, but it was never returned. I guess I just gave up. Time to try again!

    • Gail M Baugniet (@GailMBaugniet) on April 4, 2017 at 9:00 pm

      Jacqui, I’m sorry to hear you became discouraged. Life does have its cycles and I’ve “been there.” I’m not a Pollyanna, but I do like to believe people appreciate kindness, even if they are incapable of acknowledgement. Your smile (your photo suggests it is contagious) would certainly brighten up any person’s day.

  12. Gail M Baugniet (@GailMBaugniet) on April 4, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Not sure I want to start picturing people as almost dead, but I get your point, sort of the flip side of “What would you do in the next 24 hours if this was your last day alive . . .

    Street people don’t ask for bus money, so when someone asks me for bus money because they are short on the fare, I always (after giving it to them) tell them to “pass it on to someone else.” I figure a tiny good deed could possibly make its way from Honolulu to just about any city in the world! That’s also why I signed up for WATWB today. I love the idea of spreading Aloha around the World!


  13. Donna McNicol on April 4, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    I loved this so much that I shared it (and linked it here) on Facebook. Thank you!!!

    C: Carolinas & Catskills
    DB McNicol, author & traveler
    Theme: Oh, the places we will go!

  14. Lynn on April 4, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Since our time of expiration is unknown, for all we know today could be our last day, and how we spent it may matter. I suppose that could be the corollary to this quote, which I agree was a bit morbid but true. Have a great one! ~ fellow #WATWB member

  15. Sharon Himsl on April 5, 2017 at 3:29 am

    Beautiful words to remember. I’ll be thinking about this. Thanks!
    I would love to be part of this blogfest after the A-Z.

    “Female Scientists Before Our Time”

  16. susan scott on April 5, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Caring – such an important message thanks Michelle. Treat others as how you wish to be treated – i.e. take care and compassion to self and pass on to others. ..

  17. Sara C. Snider on April 5, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Hmm, treating everyone as if they were about to die sounds exhausting. Because I’m imagining big parties, sky-diving, and whatever-else-is-on-the-bucket-list-that-needs-to-get-done-we’re-going-to-do. I appreciate the sentiment though, to care for one another. That’s always important.

  18. Damyanti on April 6, 2017 at 2:25 am

    Let’s be kind to others. Amen to that! Thanks for linking to the #WATWB — we welcome signups from all your followers.

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