Try a Little Tenderness


There was a song made famous by Otis Redding, and also sung by Frankie Laine, Frank Sinatra and others, called "Try a Little Tenderness."

I recommend you listen to it, and just think about it as if it were a song written about relationships in general.

"Try a little tenderness" is not a bad idea.

Ann Landers once said that we should treat people in our family with as much courtesy as we do people we encounter in public. I agree.

I would say that civility is the absolute bottom line. But more is needed. We need patience, kindness, understanding, reasonableness, and yes, a little tenderness.

Next time your kids or spouse are a little tired or stressed out. Don't add to their burden. Try a little tenderness.