“Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.” St. Francis De Sales
When we think of a gentle person, we envision someone who is kind, amiable, and without rudeness.
A gentle person makes no abrupt movements or declarations. He or she is courteous, polite, and soothing to be around. There is no need to be hurried, to be harsh, or to act with violence. A gentle person exudes a quiet confidence. This is a confidence borne from being okay with the world and with what comes your way. It is derived from a calm, quiet mind. The ability to handle those things denotes an inner strength that is often overlooked. This gentle confidence is also evidence that there is a firm awareness of what is right and what is not.
We are gentle with our children — we nurture, educate, and come alongside them…
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