Monday, November 14, 2011

kindness.

I've been thinking a lot about kindness lately and how easy & hard it can be. There are regular and good days where it's not hard to do a random act of kindness by baking someone cookies or do something has simple as smiling at someone. But there are those tough days, where you feel tired or grumpy and being kind to someone is the last thing you think about. You may even feel like being mean. And trust me, I know those days. I have those days. Something that I want to work on is being kind to others on those rough days. I think it'll make me feel better. Instead of feeling entitled or mad, I want to think, "how can I show someone kindness?"
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Being a mother really has changed me in so many different ways. One of those ways is being much kinder to those around me than I used to be. When I look at my sweet baby and watch her play & learn to interact with other kids I hope that she learns to be kind. I've been to the park many many times & kids can be cruel. They say really mean things to each other. I pray that I can be a good example to my daughter and future children so they can stand out & be kind children.


"Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love" 
-Gandhi


This is something that I try to live by. People are going to try and pick fights, but it's better to be kind than to fight back. There are people who can be really mean. I don't want to be a mean person. I want to be a kind person. Who brings happiness to others.
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2 comments:

Elizabeth and Kyle @ Love Is the Adventure said...

I love this.

It's unbelievable to me how easy it is to ruin someone's day and how easy it is to MAKE someone's day. Why do we choose the thing that tears others down?

Great reminder!

Sara said...

cute pics