"Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
A friend sent me this quote. It immediately resonated within me. As I think of my friends and family, I cannot think of one who is not fighting a battle of some kind. Health, financial, emotional, family problems--we are all struggling in some way. Struggle is part of the human condition.
I am ashamed to admit that I am not always kind, much less kinder than necessary. I am frequently impatient, judgmental, even mean upon occasion. The kindness that I want to give eludes me in my own selfishness and laziness.
So, for today, I am grateful for those who are kinder than necessary.