Thursday, April 9, 2020

April 9--Be Even More Kind

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.  --Kahlil Gibran

     Knowing we are all in this pandemic thing together, I believe that it has made us kinder humans in general. With such limited social interactions, each one becomes an opportunity to truly appreciate the people involved. We note what others bring to us, be it companionship, friendship, family ties, or service. There are so many folks who are working very hard to maintain even a slight bit of "normal" in our lives, and they deserve all the kindness we can offer, and then some.
     You know the phenomenon that around Christmas time, folks tend to be nicer and then after Christmas, we go back to our usual selves. My hope is that this pandemic time permanently embeds kindness in our interactions, even encourages creativity relative to more ways to be kind, so that we don't drift backwards. We can't have too much kindness in the world. May we come through this bizarre time in history as much kinder, and therefore much stronger, humans.
     How can you expand kindness in our world today? My mission is to donate blood.

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