Reading of The Day
Kindness Is Strength
"When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people."
Abraham Joshua Heschel
When we are young, it is easy to be amazed by how much older people know. As we grow older, though, we come to realize that knowing a lot comes from study, experience, and years. Kindness is harder to come by. It takes determination to remain kind. To be kind after being forced to wait in a long line because of a systems problem takes a great deal of understanding and self-control. To remain kind and loving at your core even when heart has been broken over and over again seems to border on stupidity, doesn't it? But it isn't stupid- it is strong, hopeful, constructive, and beautiful.
TODAY I RESOLVE TO BE KIND, EVEN IF I BEGIN TO FEEL OVERWHELMED.