At Christmas this year I received a Christmas card with a handwritten message wishing me a happy holiday and a GENTLE 2020. That wording caught my attention. GENTLE. Not happy. Not joyous. Not special. Not blessed. But GENTLE. My mind went back to that greeting more than a few more times during Christmas. Several times, I picked up the card and reread those words. Focused on that one word. GENTLE.
Today as Bob and I walked, I asked him if he had made any New Year’s resolutions. He had. He was going to try to not say things that upset me or made me mad. How my heart hurt to hear those words. Obviously I get angry and am unkind much more than I realize if Bob’s resolution is to try to not upset me. Such a sad moment.
So what came to my mind? GENTLE.
So my New Year’s resolution for myself is for a Gentle 2020.
Gentle in my actions. Gentle in my words. Gentle in my heart.
having or showing a mild, kind, or tender temperament or character.
“he was a gentle, sensitive man”
So thank you my sweet friend for your Christmas greeting.
May you have a GENTLE 2020, too.
US—Walking at Lindo Lake