It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Chapter 5, Page 18, Book 17

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts

Eleanor Roosevelt

Everyone needs care. Handle each other gently.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all be a little more gentle with each other, and a little more loving, have a little more empathy, and maybe, we'd like each other a little bit more.

Judy Garland

Gentleness is strength. We need to know our strength and exercise caution. If we aren't careful,we may unwittingly hurt another person without intending to do so. Be especially cautious when interacting with fragile individuals such as children, sick people, or very old people.

Treat fragile people as though they might actually break. You do not need to be overprotective, just thoughtful.  Do not confuse gentleness with weakness either. The strongest people are those who can interact with others, touch others, speak with others, and love others in a patient and caring way. Being gentle is being able to hold someone without crushing them.

A gentle word is never lost... it cheers the heart when sorrow tossed, and lulls the cares that bruise it.


One definition of gentle is being free from harshness, sternness, or violence. When people are harsh, stern or violent with others, they’re coming from a place of weakness. Weakness that leads them to try and control, manipulate, overpower, condescend, criticize, and demean.

We need to think before we act. If you are quick to anger, you may do something in the heat of the moment that you'll regret later on. Consider the consequences of what you are about to do. Don't react; respond.   It's easy to be rough with other people if you don't consider how your actions might make them feel. Be careful. Be gentle.

A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles. 

William Hazitt

Gentleness is a choice. A brave one. And in choosing gentleness, and respecting it, you are boldly accessing your true strengths.

Never, never is it possible to reach someone if you become angry or bitter only love and gentleness can do it. Maybe not this time but maybe the next or the hundredth time. 

 Cesar Chavez

Tip for today : Spread a little bit more love.


jack69 said...

True gentleness is Beauty in action. In all people it adds a characteristic that defines a person for the better. YOu have to love a gentle giant.

betty said...

Gentleness is an act of love to others around you.



i think this is great advice, "Treat fragile people as though they might actually break. You do not need to be overprotective, just thoughtful."