Constant kindness can accomplish much.  As the Sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.    – Albert Schweitzer
We all have the capacity for loving kindness.  This quote might be a good one to keep in mind as we go about our days.  We never know when someone near and dear to us — or someone we don’t even know — might need a little kindness.
Sometimes people react in harsh ways because they’re hurting inside.  A patient kindness might be just what they need to start softening their hearts.  I’m not suggesting that we should put up with any type of abuse, but there are times when the internal pain might creep out with a too hasty reaction.  Sometimes the pain comes out as a shutting down — a heavy depression.
Remember that we’re always on the outside looking in, and we don’t know what others’ realities are.  If we stay patient, kind, and loving, miracles can — and often do — happen!
Until next time,

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