One of the things that make you appreciate gentleness are things that are harsh. There was a moment in last winter that was so rough we won’t forget it for a long time. It shut down parts of North Texas and crashed their electric grid. I remember it because I was there. The Ice was thick. The Air was cold. It was harsh.
It has definitely made me appreciate those winter days where the sun shines or there is a soft wind from the south. Sometimes hard things make us appreciate soft things.