Kindness is the greatest of all balms. Rumi
To offer kindness – it must be practiced, much like prayer or meditation, consciously and with intent. This is not always easy. If we are irritated or offended – responding with kindness often goes against our immediate reactions.
It requires listening instead of assuming we know the answer or solution. Sometimes it means ‘doing’ nothing – not all situations have a fix. Sometimes our presence is all that is needed.
And so may we learn to practice- kindness.