It is easy to discard kindness as just a suggestion, but not something that actually makes a difference. And we beg to differ on that. We think that kindness is a big piece of what is missing in society at large. Don’t overthink it. Just be kind. Give people the benefit of the doubt. Listen to understand, not just to respond.
Other podcasts we have been on recently:
– The Forgotten Initiative. Our episode isn’t out yet, but there are so many beautiful lives to learn from! You will definitely want to subscribe to this podcast!
CFC is Christian Family Care, and they are the agency we got licensed through (and where Jihae works as a foster parent trainer!) Find out more about them at CFCare.org
– We mentioned a few books we are reading that talk about being kind, which now takes a lot of bravery and intentionality. Check out Fortitude by Dan Crenshaw and Your Turn by Julie Lythcott-Haims
Good Word of the Day
Back in 2019, Ellen Degeneres was at an NFL game with George Bush. And people lost their minds. You can read this article about it. But Ellen’s response was so beautiful, and still so applicable to us today:
“I’m friends with George Bush… In fact, I’m friends with a lot of people who don’t share the same beliefs that I have. But just because I don’t agree with someone on everything doesn’t mean that I’m not going to be friends with them… When I say, ‘be kind to one another,’ I don’t only mean the people that think the same way that you do. I mean be kind to everyone.”
Dear Ellen, Thank you. Let’s be kind to everyone my friends.
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