Before you speak...THINK.
T- is it TRUE?
H- is it HELPFUL?
I- is it INSPIRING?
N- is it NECESSARY?
K- is it KIND?
In this not-so-kind world, it is imperative that we practice kindness...kindness toward our neighbor...toward our work associates...toward strangers...toward friends. More than anything, we need to practice kindness at home, and we need to practice it on our family members.
"Home"...whether it be a physical structure, or the feeling that you get when you are near a loved one, should be a safe haven...a place where you and your loved ones retreat to peace, and security...and the confidence of knowing that they are appreciated and loved and valued.
It should be that place where their integrity is never questioned.
As defined by Dictionary.com..
A microcosm is...
a little world; a world in miniature ( opposed to macrocosm ).
anything that is regarded as a world in miniature.
human beings, humanity, society, or the like, viewed as an epitome or miniature of the world or universe.
A family unit can be defined as a microcosm. There are many different personalities who reside in a family. Often dealing with these personalities can present challenges, and concerns.
So...be kind. Think the best of your family member. T.H.I.N.K. Behave in such a manner that you have no regrets.
Life is fragile. Be kind.