“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.” – Kurt Vonnegut
“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.” – Albert Schweitzer
“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“Kindness is contagious, spread it around.” – moi (Léa)
be a sieve
let it run off you
from the pain
a mind so swayed
reach out to
hold a kitten
hear its mews
as a call to peace
tread your footsteps
gently on the earth
sing eternal truths
listen, listen, listen
you can still learn
open yourself, let love in
whistling in the wind
secrets softly whisper
10 thoughts on “stay soft”
That was lovely! We all should follow your advice!
Thank you and don’t forget to Stay Soft. 😉
So great… so much wisdom B-)
How kind. Thank you.
Staying soft means being vulnerable to getting hurt, but it’s still better than becoming hard.
You are absolutely correct. Having considered the alternative, I prefer to stay soft.
I quit a job once when I had this vision of my heart as a tiny shrivelled walnut banging around the empty cavity of my chest. I did not like the person I was becoming in order to survive there.
I can relate. I remember one job (Director of Social Services) I didn’t last long. I felt suffocated as if I was being buried alive. I quit before three months were up. When you can’t reconcile the requirements of the job with your conscience there is only, one option.