They say that you should be kind to everyone you meet, because you never know who may be fighting the hardest battle of her life.
Many people I know are going through something difficult right now. Some of them are fighting the most difficult battles of their lives, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at their Christmas cards or Facebook posts. So many of life’s fiercest battles are fought in private: within a marriage, within the mind, or within the walls of the home.
As surely as I have my own unseen struggles–the ones that only me and God and sometimes Michael know about–I know that my friends, extended family, and acquaintances have theirs.