We are all carrying heavy things right now. We’ve been carrying heavy things for most of the year. Friends of mine who are usually endlessly energetic have confessed to being tired. Others have found that they are struggling with mental health in a way they never have before. Some are struggling to make ends meet, and others are finding they don’t have patience to deal with even small bumps in the road.

Some seem perfectly fine. (But I’m pretty sure they aren’t.) Just because they carry it well, doesn’t mean it isn’t heavy.

So this is your regular reminder, as tired as you might be, to always approach others with kindness. Everyone is carrying heavy stuff right now. Everyone.

The kindness you extend to another may just help lighten both their load, and yours!