Thursday’s Thought: Prior Marc Foley on Affability

(Once again, it’s not Thursday.)

Found this while reading the archives at Conversion Diary

Affability is the virtue of maturity and not of youth. It requires the discipline and strength of character to be even-keeled in one’s demeanor, regardless of how one is feeling. It is that rare species of charity, the heroic strength that does not inflict one’s fluctuating moods upon others.

Despite not knowing what the word “affability” meant, this little quote struck a chord with me, because, unfortunately, I’m all about inflicting my fluctuating moods upon others.  (Just ask my husband.)  For anyone else who doesn’t know what it means:

“the state or quality of having a pleasant or agreeable manner in socializing.”

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