Perseverance with kindness

Perseverance can be a severe-sounding word.

A ‘grit your teeth and get through it’ stubbornness.

But what if we embraced the softer side of perseverance by being present with kindness?

I appreciated this gem from Kevin Kelly in Excellent Advice for Living: Wisdom I Wish I’d Known Earlier:

Whenever you have a choice between
being right or being kind
be kind. No exceptions.
Don’t confuse kindness with weakness.

+ Kevin Kelly, Excellent Advice for Living, Viking, 2023

Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿