I would like to encourage you to show kindness today, even when you have a right to be upset. Be slow to respond if it means speaking a hurtful word, no matter how justified. Show love to someone today who needs it, even if they show anger to you.
All of these are extremely difficult at times, but they also make a life sweeter. It’s not just the effects they have on others, but the effect kindness has on you. It may make you pause before causing harm, which leads to guilt, and gives way to regret.
A word evaluated is much easier to stop, than a word spoken is to take back. A pause when angry is as valuable as gold. So my prayer for you, and for me this Friday, is that we focus, not on the irritations, but on the joys.