Only kindness matters

We laid by uncle to rest yesterday in a leafy cemetery in Cuyahoga Falls, just down the road from where he and his family have lived for the past many years. I was thinking a lot about the idea of funerals and elegies, and what sort of message might be drawn from my own life when all is said and done.

There’s a lot that I plan to do — and a lot that I’ve done — but I think what matters most is how you treat other people and how you lift up their spirits when your paths cross. “Only kindness matters.”

Uncle Steve was a kind man, and he will be missed every day for a very long time.

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