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When kindness is hard

Two people stand side by side at a zebra crossing.

Kindness isn’t always easy, as an anonymous sharer explains:

“I’d spoken to someone in my life about a fun thing I wanted to do with them. They messaged me a while later to ask if it was okay to do it with someone else.

I was hurt and could have been nasty and made them feel guilty but I recognised that they’d messaged me because they wanted to check in and give me the space to discuss my feelings, they’d asked because they cared.

So I took a deep breath and chose to be kind and tell them to go ahead and have fun even though it was difficult.”

When have you made the kind choice despite it being hard?