I had gone to the nursery to buy plants, and the salesperson started telling me how she had lost her husband. Being kind to her was really easy. When I left, we hugged each other. Then I got in the car and someone cut me off in traffic. I started to become quite discourteous, but I remembered this column. Maybe I could try some kindness when it wasn't so easy. I thought, perhaps she didn't see me and now she's embarrassed that she endangered so many people. Give her a break. So I did. Thanks for reminding me!
Goodness, there's the rub, eh? Being kind when it's difficult... I guess that's where the discipline part comes in!