C.S. Lewis said it best. “Courage, dear heart.”

When you are just about to speak something unkind,
hold your tongue. There is no lasting happiness
that comes from assumptions or cruelty.
Conversely, when assumptions are made
tongues aren’t held
and you are the target,
be still, breathe, and allow silence
to fill your ears,
just enough to hear your own strength of character.
Quiet your mind, be grateful,
and turn your attention to creativity.
Courage, dear heart.
To make grateful, caring choices.
Even if that choice is to let go with love.