Our assignment this week is to find 2 acts of kindness everyday, as well as be kind yourself. Okay, I can do that. Day one easy enough. Day two, again easy. Day three, wait a minute. The human soul, in general is kind. There should be kindnesses everywhere, all the time. We shouldn’t have to be told to be kind. That should just be a natural part of everyday life. It goes along with respect for others
Children need to be taught respect, not just for others, but for themselves as well as everything. That will give value to everyone and everything in the child’s eye as well as the recipients eye. Kindness as well as a lot of other values go along with respect.
Children who aren’t taught respect are sometimes labeled “spoiled brats.” It’s not the child’s fault. He doesn’t know any better.
But as adults, we have learned. Our old blueprint may be a spoiled brat, but we have experienced kindness enough to know about it, to receive it, and how good it feels to give it.
Now that we are focusing on kindness, it should be evident everywhere. From itty bitty, almost not worth mentioning kindnesses, to great big over the top kindnesses. We just didn’t pay attention to it before.
Now that our focus has changed, aren’t you smiling just a little bit more?