Those who are gentle and kind are this way despite the world.
They are strong enough to be aware that each of us is fighting a battle they cannot see and to extend compassion and love to others.
Sadie, my therapy dog and constant companion is a perfect example of this. She is gentle and loving and that way of being in the world offers my clients the strength to say what happened to the, to share how they screwed things up and what their greatest fears are. Because they know her gentleness is there to cushion them and surround them.
Let’s hear it for the therapy dogs of the world!