“Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves. We must purposely be kind and generous, or we miss the best part of existence.”
— Horace Mann
It seems that there is so much fear in the world today – financial, political, physical safety. That fear breeds hate. And when we hate we forget that one of the greatest gifts we have as humans is the capacity for kindness.
We must not allow ourselves to be so caught up in the media-fed frenzy of hate and fear that we draw broad strokes across entire groups – Liberals, Conservatives, Muslims, Christians, Whatever. We need to remember that the only way to bring positive change, and to break the cycle, is for each of us, individually, to treat all others, and ourselves, with respect and compassion.
The whole is only the sum of the parts.
Have a peaceful weekend.
Photo of the Hudson River looking north from the Walkway Over the Hudson taken November 8, 2015