My wife Terri has on her small kitchen table blackboard a handwritten note:
“Every person you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Treat them with kindness and understanding.”
What amazing advice for each and every one of us.
It doesn’t mean we can’t get upset or object to the thoughts of others.
It just suggests we do so with a bit of kindness and understanding. That despite the bluster and cloaks each of us throws up as a smokescreen hiding what lies below, even a little effort at being kind has its own rewards.
And just imagine if it was you at the receiving end of the kind act or smile.