Kindness, we could all use more of it. Even more in times of divisiveness. Authentic kindness generates a positivity that works toward resolving issues rather than accentuating them.
Be the person that strives to continually invest with others to be kind. Take the position of leading with kindness rather than to be right or to feel that you are above another person.
Be conscientious to look for opportunities to be kind and apply those acts. Even the intentionally rude and disengaged people that we come across might be enlightened by your act of kindness. If not, move to the next act of kindness, unaffected by their actions.
Some may think that others are feeble when they are always kind. In my experience, to always be kind requires much more character and personal strength than to disengage and/or be rude to another.
Life is a challenge, care enough to lead with kindness and you will gain much more from it.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” — Dr. Seuss —
Surprise a stranger with another act of kindness each day. It feels good to know you reached out to another in your actions. Who could be too busy or distracted to not offer this kindness at least once per day.