Gentle.

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.

gen·tle1

adjective

having or showing a mild, kind, or tender temperament or character.

“he was a gentle, sensitive man”

Similar:

kind

kindly

tender

benign

humane

lenient

merciful

forgiving

forbearing

sympathetic

considerate

understanding

compassionate

benevolent

kindhearted

tenderhearted

good-natured

sweet-tempered

loving

mild

soft

quiet

shy

demure

modest

humble

retiring

unassuming

still

tranquil

peaceful

peaceable

placid

serene

reposeful

reverent

meek

docile

lamblike

dove-like

 

So thank you my sweet friend for your Christmas greeting.

May you have a GENTLE 2020, too.

US—Walking at Lindo Lake

 

2 thoughts on “Gentle.

  1. I think of you so often Susan and I know that this is a difficult, challenging time in your life’s journey, gentle is a word that we probably don’t think of often enough. I hope life treats you better in 2020.
    Happy New Year.

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