Easy to say – be kind to one another – and yet really hard to do sometimes. Whether it is to those nearest and dearest or to those on the other side of the world, being kind should be simple.Yet when someone we love breaks our heart, when hurt people hurt people (or cities and countries) it’s hard to be kind – to understand and offer a hand and your heart in kindness.
We think if we are kind others will return our kindness – and sometimes they don’t. But being kind isn’t about what the ‘other’ will do, it’s about how you want to be in this world, in your day to day life.
I’m not saying we can’t be mad, frustrated, betrayed, afraid, lonely and sad – but when we’re in those emotions or when they wane – can we just for a minute try to find one kind word, one act of kindness to one another? It really is easy to do – even when it’s hard.