Angel Card – Tenderness

And the Angel Card this week is…….tenderness.   My first thought when I read the card was gentle.  When we tell a little person to be gentle with a baby or pet we could so easily substitute show tenderness.  In this busy fast paced world do you think we have lost some of our tenderness towards others and definitely towards ourselves?


At times I think tenderness is looked on as a weakness.  To get ahead we are told to be confident, aggressive, courageous and go-getters.  Where does tenderness come into that?  I think tenderness comes into it when we step back, take a breath and realise we are human.  People make mistakes, get angry, frustrated and sad.  Showing tenderness is like telling that little person to be gentle.  People need to feel safe and know someone cares and tenderness can do that.

What do you think of when you hear the word tenderness?  Does it evoke a positive reaction or negative?  How would you describe tenderness?  I would love to hear from you.

16 thoughts on “Angel Card – Tenderness

  1. angelanoelauthor says:

    I think of softness, kindness, gentleness. Tenderness is yielding, thoughtful, the toughness broken down into its component parts. So much of life we present the hard exoskeleton of ourselves. A little tenderness, a light touch instead of a hammer strike, proves to ourselves and others that strength is not only in how we fight, but also in how we yield. Just because we can be tough and strong, doesn’t mean we always should. That’s the gift of humanity, I think.


    • Amelia says:

      Well said and agree. A hammer strike, as we know, is not always what is called for in situations. I like the idea of yielding and the light touch. It is realizing that is needed and what we can offer and/or should be offering. You always give me something to think about in your comments!


  2. johnrieber says:

    A terrific post, and fascinating to read how the word resonates with everyone…something we need so much more of, especially now – it says “compassion” to me…


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