“Here’s the deal: Pain affects us. It affects every part of who we are and how we live. We often cannot see the pain others are experiencing. Many people we see each day have invisible illnesses: MS, migraines, heart disease, diabetes, and many others. Lots of folks live with chronic pain that we don’t see. Others live with heartaches we cannot see: bad marriage, addiction, grief, poverty, infertility, financial issues, mental illness in those they love, conflict, fears, abuse, and much more.
So if someone is grouchy, mean, or simply unkind, give them kindness in return. You cannot know what pain they may be carrying or what challenges they may be facing. You may be the only kindness they experience today.”
~Kathleen B. Duncan, My Journey Through Grief Into Grace
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