Updated: Jul 29
I've always thought that kindness was one of the most important virtues there is. Imagine if everyone showed nothing but kindness toward one another, what a wonderful world it would be. No more assaults, killings, road rage, theft, rapes, shouting matches, hunger, and on and on. The word encompasses pretty much everything that we deem good in our society.
But alas, here we are with 10 more shooting deaths at a nightclub last night in Los Angeles - not a very kind thing for someone to do. And then on today's 50th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade legalizing abortion, there's still shouting and screaming and jumping up and down because everybody thinks they're right.
Sadly kindness is becoming a thing of the past in our public discourse but that won't stop me from getting up every day and doing my best to practice this most fundamental value.