The older I get, the more I recognize kindness as the chief virtue in the world. I have thought it was power, then strength, then resilience.
I have been wrong each time. Virtue lays in an ability to think of others. To take the extra step, do a bit of extra work. To focus on others when you could focus on yourself.
There are a lot of things I have been surprised by in leaving my job this week. The most pleasant of which is the astonishing kindness my now former colleagues have shown in sending the kindest of notes, telling me how much they liked working with me.