I think it’s so important that we make note of concepts like these because treating people with these words is the best thing we can do. Even when warmth, compassion, and grace aren’t exactly warranted, it’s all the more reason to offer it. Rather than seeking revenge or trying to fight fire with fire, even if we may “lose,” I think it’s always best to raise the white flag that stands for compassion.
For further inspiration, here are some quotes I found this morning:
Oscar Wilde: “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.”
Plato: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”
I’m going to keep warmth, compassion, and grace in mind today. Even if it may not be easy, if it may not be natural, it will always be what’s right. Hope you’ll choose the same today.
The Sunny Girl, Lauren Cook