How many times have you looked over at your fellow human(s) and seen a frown, a blank stare, or a sad expression?
Chances are–they are experiencing something you may not know of or even understand. Maybe they feel anxious, depressed, hurt, the latter. Maybe something happened or is happening every day in his/her home. You may actually never know. And, sometimes, there is really nothing you can offer a person other than a smile and thoughts of kindness. And that’s okay.
So often our judgments of others become ingrained and we forget that we really don’t know somebody else’s story unless we have walked their walk. Let us continue to meditate on becoming more empathetic of others. Compassion, even subtlety, unites us all.