The most important thing I've learned from my Dad is to not give in to the pride of the world. I had to learn from my Grandpa that my Dad was a four sport athlete in high school. He's held leadership positions in the church, he owns his own small business and built hundreds of custom houses. Yet he shies away from awards and prestige he's been given and hides them away in the past. He has done an incredible amount of service unthanked and unnoticed, more than I know. He knows how to handle any situation. He could talk about himself all day and mention all the things he's accomplished in his life, but he doesn't. He remains who he is - a humble, hard working man.
He is a very special person in my life. I observe the things he does closely and want to be more like him.
We don't need to look at other people and tell ourselves that we need to be better than them. We can simply live our lives how we think is best, showing love, kindness and respect towards all regardless of others' circumstance.
Here is a short video about simple acts of kindness. This video changed my mood and made me want to be more aware of little things I could do to help others. The video took place in Pakistan.
"Your greatness is measured by your kindness; your education and intellect by your modesty; your ignorance is betrayed by your suspicions and prejudices, and your real caliber is measured by the consideration and tolerance you have for others."
-William J.H. Boetcker