Just Be Kind

by mylifein100words

There is a lot of cruelty going on in the world today. We all read about it every day. Brown people verbally abused for being “other.” People on each side of the political divide screaming at the other, often saying things that aren’t true. Police shooting innocent people.

When Miriam was in second or third grade, there was a girl in school who really bothered her. She whined about it. A lot. I said to her, “You don’t have to be her friend, just be kind.”

America, I say to you, “You don’t have to be nice, just be civil.”