Try a little kindness

Lloyd Kvam, Minot

In order to survive in this complicated world, one must learn to draw from his experiences. There are four basic reasons that propel us to live our lives the way we do.

LOVE

SPIRITUALITY

FORGIVENESS

PURPOSE

Without the above playing a role in our lives, there really isn’t any life to live by.

It is a lot easier to make fun of and laugh at other people than it is to receive those very same hurtful comments. Even if we mean well, others might take it in a different way. I went to a “Dale Carnege” course in the early 80’s. One thing that was taught was to place your hand on the forearm of another to get their attention and/or to show gratitude. Now that same gesture might go something like this, “Don’t touch me.”

We need to be more aware of other people’s feelings. “To give of one’s self without the slightest thought of return and to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded.” – Henry David Thoreau

Kindness is a language the deaf can hear and the blind can see. – Author Anonymous

People, we can do it. Let’s try to be a little more understanding and a little more kind to one another

That includes me. I’m just as guilty, if not more so, than the next person.

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