Kindness. Remember that concept? Right now, it seems to be a forgotten virtue. Perhaps it has been misplaced, along with common sense. 🙂 When I was in grade school, the Nuns always emphasized the Golden Rule. I’m not sure that happens in school anymore these days.
Since my earlier post was on offensive content, and hopefully rising above some of the online vitriol we all get to experience, I thought I’d follow up with some thoughts on kindness.
“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” ~ the Dalai Lama
“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” ~ Lao Tzu
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” ~ Plato
“Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.” ~ George Sand
“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” ~ Kahlil Gibran
“We rise by lifting others.” ~ Robert Ingersoll
We are all in this together. Even if we would rather be alone, we rarely are. The blessing there is that you don’t have to struggle alone or suffer alone, but joy shared is multiplied while a burden shared is made lighter.
Blessings to each of you. Never give up.