The novelist Henry James wrote: “Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” It is not always simple or even possible, though, to know how to be kind to others. In the tricky and complex situations you occasionally find yourself, the “high road” is not always clear: “Would this person appreciate an explanation, or would that just make them angrier?” “Should I back off or continue to engage?” Asking yourself what you would like in a similar situation isn’t always helpful either; that question only helps you to know yourself better! Sometimes the best you can do is to have the intention and let God do the rest.
Yet choosing kindness is always freeing and compassion at its best.
Be kind this day, it is a virtue that needs modeling and will always leave you feeling at peace. Go forth in kindness!