Double-Down on Kindness
"Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt,
kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate." -Albert Schweitzer
Fear. Hate. Anger. While simmering below the surface for decades and centuries, today they are boiling over and rearing their ugly heads with a new vengeance. These symptoms have always been there, as evidenced by police brutality to minorities, policies that perpetuate injustice, and inequities in health, education, labor and justice. And I still struggle to get my head around the fact that people openly discount and loathe others because they are different, because of the color of their skin, the religion they choose, or the gender they prefer. We see it in Portland, Charlottesville, and across the country.
If ever there was a time to shift consciousness it is now. EVERY person can aid this effort by doubling down on efforts to be kind each and every day, and as a friend shared, “Step up into your work as a warrior of love, justice and freedom.”
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”