Kindness goes a lond way

Kindness goes a long way. It means respect. It means gratitude. It means forgiveness. It means compassion. It means love. It honors everyone’s humanity. Wisdom is even part of kindness. When we are kind, others often act in kind with kindness. It has a snowball effect. Kindness is a win-win situation. Both the recipient and the giver feel well. HH Dalai Lama often says his religion is a religion of kindness. It can be “tough love” especially when fighting injustice. There is an absence of violence, an absence of anger. Still it can be courageous and strong. In the face of injustice both the victim and the perpetrator do and will face tremendous suffering. The perpetrator must be held accountable for his / her actions. Kindness underlies all of this. Emaho!