I am not gentle by nature. Not sure that I ever have been. And though the broadcast that I watched that spawned this post cited that most people aren’t, I definitely think there are others that may be a little better at it than me. I grew up in a household where you kind of had to have tough skin. And so sometimes I don’t even realize that I can be a little much until I see the response of others. I’m sarcastic, sometimes a little brash, and loud. But as I grow and mature, I see the importance of gentleness. And not only with others, but maybe even more importantly with myself.