January 9: Thoughts for the Day

We have to strive to be gentle and understanding.  It takes effort and courage and patience.  Gentleness and compassion require nerves of steel and a heart of stone. That hard, heart-breaking, rugged effort, that monstrously difficult endeavor, is the only truly meaningful work. It is the only thing that really counts. I have a long way to go.

About John Swinburn

"Love not what you are but what you may become."― Miguel de Cervantes
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2 Responses to January 9: Thoughts for the Day

  1. juan says:

    I love the expression that “Gentleness and compassion require … a heart of stone.” That’s an irony and says worlds to me.

  2. Trish says:

    Nice thoughts for today, John. I too, have a long way to go!

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