Hey! I'm not starting up again quite yet. I just wanted to share something I was thinking about.
There's a young man I know, a college student, who wants to be a lawyer. If someone were to just look at him from the outside, they might assume he is "privileged," "entitled," what-have-you. He actually is putting himself through college because his mom doesn't have any money. He grew up poor in a one-parent household, had family members die of AIDS, has mental health issues, and has been seriously assaulted. He has a full plate to deal with, and you wouldn't know that from looking at him.
Here's a quote from the Chicago Tribune, 1965:
Most of us are acutely aware of our own struggles and we are preoccupied with our own problems. We sympathize with ourselves because we see our own difficulties so clearly. But Ian MacLaren noted wisely, “Let us be kind to one another, for most of us are fighting a hard battle.”Back to kindness, always...
My blog break has been extended, but I hope to return to your regularly scheduled programming by next Wednesday. :-)