Who needs kindness and why should we practice it? - hccommunityjournal.com: Opinion

Who needs kindness and why should we practice it?

Posted: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 12:00 am

The hot Texas sun was beaming down, highlighting the green rows of cotton, corn, and melon that lined the road. I was driving down Highway 90 on my way to Uvalde, Texas thinking of how I love seeing all the fruits and vegetables this part of the country produces. My husband was a farmer for several years in the 80’s and it is always interesting to hear his farming stories. He tells about the long hours each day he invested to produce a good crop, and some challenges.

There were years that he made good money and then there was the year he was ready to harvest onions, and the night before the harvest there was a hail storm that destroyed the entire crop. Then there was the story about the beautiful bell peppers he grew in October that were plump and full of color. He woke up one morning, and much to his surprise, snow covered his crop and he lost every bell pepper.

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