Oprah is no longer the Queen of Daytime TV, so states a "news" story this morning. I'm intrigued and click the link to discover that Oprah has been nudged out by Judge Judy. I vaguely remember the show from channel surfing and read on. The reporter describes the show's premise and then lists her reasons for why she, at least, finds Judge Judy compelling. Among them are:  She's smart as a whip, she doesn't suffer fools gladly, she's an antidote to bull, AND she's charismatic. Just reading these phrases is enough to perk up my soul. I like people who tell it like it is. There's something refreshing about the truth, served straight up. 

As a logical person, at times I've been accused of not being sensitive to others' feelings and so I've needed to work on becoming kind. Kindness doesn't mean that I won't speak the truth, but that I will speak it in a way that causes the least amount of damage to the person who hears it. If love gives the motivation for my actions toward those around me, kindness gives me the modus operandus. If surgery is necessary, minimize the cut and use a sharp knife.

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