Today I learned of someone who took their own life. Although I did not know them personally, I knew some of their family members, in particular a young child.
This broke my heart and once again reminded me that we never ever know what someone else is battling or what pain they are in physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually.
What can we do? We can do a simple thing that has great impact. We can be kind to others in our day to day living. Smile at as many people as you can, say hello to as many people as you can, offer to hold a door, hold the baby while Mom packs the groceries in the cart, run an errand for someone with no vehicle, etc. etc. These small acts of kindness make a huge difference. Let us also teach our children to love everyone, to love themselves so they can love others and to be kind and yes say hello to strangers.
Today I vow to add more kind gestures into my everyday and to lead with even more Love and let my heart lead the way and not my head, to let go of judgments and to remember everyone is battling something.