Recently I came across this quote….and it got me thinking….
I believe that I also used to look up to people who seemed to have answers…
I admired people who knew how to move into a situation and take charge…
I respected someone who knew how to maintain order and get a job done….
I am thankful that over the years, I have come to admire and respect very different attributes.
Over the years, I have experienced the power of kindness.
I am now willing to live in the tension of the unknown, recognizing that having answers and direction for others, really isn’t kind.
I remember moments where I have felt judged or acted pridefully with judgement and I recognize that judgement lacks grace and kindness….
I desire to move into, through and out of every day with an attitude and actions of kindness.
I know it may require me to set aside my agenda, feel less productive, change my plans in order to be flexible, bite my tongue and even at times be willing to be misunderstood when all I really want is to be heard.
I do not remember a time when I walked away wishing I had chosen something other than kindness. I remember many times, they occur often, when I realize I could have chosen differently and responded more kindly.
Do you think carefully about your response to yourself or others that you know how it feels to choose kindness?
I wonder if you think through your day if you can identify where you are at peace because kindness prevailed.
And just in case you are thinking about times when you feel like kindness just wasn’t an option….
Consider another one of my favorite kindness quotes….