Be kind

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle” - Ian Maclaren

That is a challenging truth. A truth I want to challenge: If it is true that everyone is fighting a hard battle through life - when does that battle end? In death, only?

Life-as-battle is not the choice I want to make for myself, or anyone else.
Life-as-play suits me better.

Some days I harden and battle to get there, and I don't. The days I stay open and continue playing, I find myself already there.

Still, be kind.