Sunday, December 15, 2013

#43 - 46 Random Posts to Celebrate 46 Years of Living

You can't be too kind.

Let's face it - the world can be a mean place. If you aren't worn down enough after a long day just watching the nightly news will do you in. The world needs more people willing to do the hard work of just being kind to each other. And, I will be honest, it often is hard work. People can be cranky and mean and downright ornery. Our own loved ones are often the first and best at pushing us over the edge. Ask you want to perpetuate the ugliness and the nastiness? My personal answer is not only "No, but Hell No!!!" Okay - maybe cussing about it seems counterproductive, but remember what I said about the hard work of being kind. It ain't always easy. You won't always FEEL like it. But it is ALWAYS worth it. Be kind. Say something nice. If you can't say something nice keep your mouth shut. Try just smiling and looking folks in the eye when you do. Do know how yard it is NOT to smile at someone who does that to you?

When you have worked on those then start challenging yourself to spread more kindness and joy. Open the door for someone - male or female. Pay for someone's coffee anonymously. I guarantee - the more you practice it, the better you will feel.

Just be careful that you don't fall into the trap of thinking that you deserve some kind of recognition for others for being kind. Remember this:

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