I think these are especially hard. It is not always easy to be sure that we are hearing our loved ones well.
19: The bright, sunny card my mom sent to me and and my roommates, thanking us for our part in the Christmas celebrations.
20: The gentleness of a roommate after I tore the kitchen apart, looking for a missing package of beef, upset that I couldn't find it anywhere, only to find that our other roommate had kindly put it out to thaw in the sink. Gentleness with my anxious heart.
21: Kindness and Openness from a friend when it is an undeserved gift.