Kindness is in our power , even when fondness is not. ~ Samuel Johnson
Reflecting on my own opportunities to be kind to others even when I was less than fond of their opinions or behaviors I have arrived at the quote above.
It embodies my whole thought process about politics and religion and disagreements with friends and family. It weighs heavily on me as I respond in person and on social media.
Discussions on both sides of the current immigration issue continue to ensue. Each side weighing in. Supporting their argument with videos, articles and opinion pieces. Some sources unbiased. Some sources grossly tainted with vitriolic language.
Choosing not to drink the Kool-aid I feel stuck in the middle. Waiting for the jury to come back on this one. Certainly not wanting to be one of the “I told you so’s.” Because as Daddy always said, “I told you so has a brother…and his name is SHUT THE HELL UP!”
But here’s the point…responding or choosing not to respond is on me. I can choose to kindly respond. I do not have to be unkind when I disagree with anyone.
And we can STILL be friends.
Your VERY Best friend in the whole wide world 🌎