Edwin 71, Alpharetta, GA

What does it mean to be kind?

To be thoroughly engaged with the other person and not thinking of yourself.  Assuming that kindness is an active verb.

Is it easy to be kind?

Never. To be kind means to leave yourself behind and that’s always difficult. 

On your hardest day how do you treat others?

I’m nice to others, but it’s purely selfish. It gives me an opportunity to stop and think of someone else and therefore takes me out of the path of anger and being upset. So I’m kind to others.

How do you deal with difficult people?

I listen and ask questions; but, I don’t know for how long.

What’s the nicest thing that’s happened to you lately?

I wrote on my Facebook page about missing El Camino (in Spain, which I recently completed) and someone said something very supportive and nice and I got a lot of “likes”.