Today would have been the late Princess Diana’s 55th birthday. As a woman who touched the world in countless ways, we want to carry on her legacy by looking at our own. Royalty or not, every woman has the potential to make an impact by examining her sphere of influence and choosing to make the most of it.
Below are five quotes of Princess Diana’s that we think touch on a virtue or characteristic we’d like to see more of in the world, put into practice in the unique way we each can.
I knew what my job was; it was to go out and meet the people and love them.
Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life — a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.
Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.
Every one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.
When you are happy, you can forgive a great deal.
Photo by Mario Testino for Vanity Fair July 1997