When the economic climate is fragile, when the earth quakes and tsunamis flatten towns, when religion and racial differences kill and the young have nothing better to do than rampage and pillage, it’s time for the rest of us to be kind to each other.
We don’t need more to unsettle and isolate us. We don’t need more reasons to feel vulnerable and alone.
Now is the time to acknowledge our uncertainty and face our feelings. Now is not the time to become numb or indifferent.
Numbness and defensive indifference render us as guilty of perpetuating uncertainty as those we protect ourselves from.
To be kind to each other we must behave with compassion and consideration. This can only happen with empathy, not when we're numb.
Now is the time for everyone to soften their exterior and connect with each other in united solidarity and kindness. Now is the time to be reminded that acts of love and compassion can change the world.
Now is the time for women to lead the way.