"Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not." -Samuel Johnson, lexicographer (1709-1784).
Fake it til you make it comes to mind with this quote. There have been times in probably all of our lives when we just weren't fond of someone - for no obvious reason. But we remained kind and watched our manners. Next thing we knew (perhaps years later), a wry fondness develops for the person. Or it may be a family member - "I love you, but I don't like you"....but choosing not to show animosity. Years ago, I chose "kind" as my word, something to aspire, a way of life. It's not easy and I fail miserably at times, but I know it is in my power. - Beth Almond Ford