Be kind to an animal.
Be kind to strangers.
Be kind to each other.
Be kind to a troll.
Be kind to a shopkeeper.
Be kind to an extremist.
Be kind to a bus driver.
Be kind to a thug.
Be kind to the other.
Be kind to yourself.
While I devote my attention to the tiniest of lives (Two and Three passed peacefully over the weekend), I am walking the talk and doing my best to move past feelings of failure. Losing two of the rescued newborn kittens I agreed to foster last week has been heartbreaking, but at least its something different to cry over. With a mix of sadness and joy, I appreciate the welcome distraction and a new daily routine while I focus on keeping One alive.
I am stepping back from the screen, including silent prayers with client materials delivered by email with gratitude to Central offices and reminding myself daily, sometimes hourly and occasionally by the minute: breathe.
It’s time to mind our own feelings — the only way out is through.
Harness the full force of tonight’s full moon to direct all of our energy towards compassion and begin a dialogue.
Our healing begins now. We are all in this together. There is no other.
Listen to your own heartbeat.
“Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.” Henry James
Photo by Kinzie