Friday, August 4, 2023

August 4--Take It Easy

All of us are just holding it together in various ways--and that's okay, and we just need to go easy with one another, knowing that we're all these incredibly fragile beings.  --Alain de Botton

    I think of this idea a lot, especially when I am in a people-watching situation such as an airport concourse. We never know what is going on with another--maybe she just lost a loved one, maybe he just received a frightening diagnosis, or maybe she is simply having a rough day. 
    That said, it is often a challenge for me to feel kindly toward someone who is rude (see July 29 post). I take it personally, not a good practice, rather than chocking it up to a rough-day incident and letting it go with a blessing for the person. 
    Kindness is a practice--let's keep working on it!
"We are all leaves of one tree." 
Thich Nhat Hanh

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