you know those wonderful, often trite, sometimes too-often-repeated quotes that go around on facebook? well-- this morning my wonderful friend denyse posted this one and-- since it is essentially my life's philosophy-- i had to share:
"be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle"
we never truly know what is going on with another person, no matter how close we are to them. perhaps they are having an extremely anxious day, perhaps they are not sure if they will have enough money to pay the electric bill, perhaps they are on the verge of divorce but haven't gone public yet, perhaps their child is ill, perhaps they are feeling totally overwhelmed by life in general.
a little kindness never hurts.