default to kindness

I feel like I’ve witnessed more callus and harmful human interactions in the last several days than I have in the last year.

Name-calling, shaming, shouting — online and offline.

While we can’t change the behavior of those around us, we can always choose how to respond.

Choosing to be kind and compassionate may not subdue all the conflict around you, but it has a good chance of making at least one person’s day brighter.

And maybe that’s enough.

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