Being kind never hurt anyone, including yourself. I love this verse. We have to look beyond our feelings and ourselves to see people the way Jesus saw us when we were filthy and sin filled.
Who has wronged you? Who has hurt you that needs your kindness and compassion?
I'm reminded of that gruesome day, when darkness seemed to triumph over light. Jesus looked with compassion at the people who tortured and crucified him and prayed that His Father would forgive them.
To be free from bitterness is to forgive. To be free from rage is to forgive. To be free from anger is to forgive.
I hope that today we all choose to be free. Be kind, especially to the "unkindful".