It seems like these days, life is extraordinarily full of inconveniences and frustrations–aspects of daily life that culminate and can leave us all feeling worn. Holding this aggravation inside, we might then pass it on to others.
Friends are asked to recognize that these unkind words and brusque attitudes are increasingly noticed and felt within our Meeting, especially when they are directed to our NGFM staff. Conveying a spirit of impatience, such attitudes run counter to our testimonies of peace and community. A concern was recently raised to MM&C regarding how we interact with our staff community members.
Let’s all consider how our words, actions, and attitudes extend kindness to others. As a community, let’s be particularly attentive to how we can support our hard-working staff as we communicate with consideration.