What is Soft is Strong

I love…
…how much good-natured fun you put into some of the emails you write to me.  Sometimes I just smile.  Sometimes I laugh out loud.  Always I can feel your soft, gentle heart.

Written over 2600 years ago by Lao-Tzu
Water is fluid, soft, and yielding.
But water will wear away rock,
which is rigid and cannot yield.
As a rule,
whatever is
fluid, soft, and yielding
will overcome
whatever is rigid and hard.
This is another paradox:
what is soft is strong.