Be Kind

No matter who is crossing our path, be kind. No matter what problem they seem to have brought with them, be kind. No matter what a family member or neighbor might be doing that is beginning to get under our skin, pause and be kind.

Casey , Karen. 52 Ways to Live the Course in Miracles: Cultivate a Simpler, Slower, More Love-Filled Life (Kindle Locations 430-431). Red Wheel Weiser. Kindle Edition.

Anaïs Nin says it another way:
“You cannot save people,
you can only love them.”
We can seek and find our serenity,
but our choosing to pass it on fails
unless they accept their ability
to change only themselves
and to know that’s all they can change.
But sometimes as we choose our path,
the path of kindness that enables them
to practice kindness on their part
and when they do, they choose to set aside
the problems they brought,
their need to irritate us, to get under our skin,
and they, like us, will pause and be kind.
So start the change by always choosing
kindness mp matter what!

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