I traded emails last week with a friend who said she hoped we could Make America Kind Again. That phrase resonated with me. I shared it Friday morning with my small group (amidst lively and often upsetting discussion about having an armed guard on site for Sunday worship this month and next and the beginning of Anne Lamott’s latest book) and it resonated with them too. One of our members told us about a very cool local t-shirt project (created to help a teenager on the autism spectrum learn important job skills) that puts the “Be Kind to Everyone” message front and center.
Then yesterday, I read a column in the Washington Post (“Don’t be insufferable Nov. 7 no matter the outcome“) written by Donna Cameron. She has also written a book about kindness, A Year of Living Kindly: Choices That Will Change Your Life and the World Around You. I’m going to suggest it to my small group.
Be Kind to Everyone. Live Kindly.