At her birthday party, I asked her what were the most important lessons she’s learned over her 95 years of life. Without pausing a moment she said—“ Be kind to everyone around you. Take no offense and if you do, be quick to forgive.” This is a simple, direct message from an unassuming woman who has lived through the greater part of the 20th century. They are words of wisdom.
Why is it so much easier to be kind to strangers than to friends and family?
We take each other for granted. Familiarity breeds—familiarity. We simply stop noting all of the small loving deeds and moments... Read More