This Christmas, mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a letter. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed. Keep a promise. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Apologize. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love and then speak it again.The quote is from a Christmas devotional, 1994. The whole address is found here.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if we all did this? In the last couple of years I made contact with 2 friends form High School and it has been wonderful to e-mail them. Be kind, be gentle; now that is hard.