A Letter To Those Who Mistake Kind For Weak
Dear Deer In Headlights,
Although I wish it never has to get to this point, it sometimes seems inevitable. As if opposing polarities in the universe have no choice but to collide in order to repel.
You push and I am kind. You push more and I become more kind. You continue to push, I take a deep breath, force a smile and maybe even apologize. And then, without knowing it at first, you begin to push for the last time.
I relish in that tender moment when your instincts instantly reveal a change in the balance of power. When you realize you’ve made the mistake of interpreting kindness for weakness. When you realize you won’t be able the conceal the fear in your eyes.
But then I let you off the hook. Again.
When will you learn that kindness means kindness? When will you learn not to judge a book by its cover?
I sincerely hope soon.
Wishing you well regardless,
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