October 24 was Unity Day. I didn’t remember that there was a Unity Day until I read the funnies…
Kindness, acceptance, inclusion… these are virtues that we were encouraged to adopt beginning in pre-school.
Some folks don’t have to be reminded to practice these virtues—I wish I was one of them. When I am stressed, I tend to be short with people and I never feel good about that.
I have been on a years-long quest to change, to always be kind to the people around me, but I consider myself to be a work-in-progress. It is possible to evolve if you put your mind to it.
Right now, with the country split politically, I think it’s especially important to be kind to everyone. If we all do that, maybe the national stress level will go down a bit. Wouldn’t that be wonderful!