My Battle to Kindness

I try to be a good person. I really do. I try to be there for friends and family and everyone in between.  

But like many, i slip. I stumble and anger an emotion engulfs me. I've said some hurtful things that I wish I could erase from my history.  

The reality is that I cannot.  

The only thing I can do is accept that I have flaws, both minor and major. I try to improve on those things and try to not hurt anyone going forward.  

I want to leave this world a kinder, more loving place than I came into it. I do not have a global reach, and I don't strive for that at this point. What I can do though, is try to spread love and happiness to those I have contact with.  

It is hard. There are times where darker thoughts prevail, and I have to battle them. 

It is all baby steps, and the smallest of gestures can change lives.  

"Everyone you encounter is fighting a hard battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always"

I love you all. Be sure to tell those around you the same. 

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