Reflecting

I’ve had some time to reflect on things.  The need for kindness, especially.

Kindness is something that I value, and it’s something that I especially want to practice personally.  Sometimes I succeed, and there are times when it’s obvious to me when I fail at it.

Lately, I’ve met new friends who have shown me kindness.  It’s been a wonderful feeling.  Recently I witnessed a particularly ugly moment of venom and bile, so one of my very best friends posted a good quote in response.

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”
–His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso

That’s absolutely true.  Kindness is a choice.  Unkindness is also a choice.

Lately, I’ve chosen to surround myself only with kind, loving people.  It’s no exaggeration to say that I’m happier than I can ever remember being.  My future is so bright.  It’s full of love and compassion.  And when the trolls lumber out from under the bridge, I won’t fear them, and I’ll pay them little mind.

Give it a try.  Kindness is win-win.

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