I Choose Kindness Today
Just for today, I’m going to be kind to myself and to others — a lot. Like, more than just my regular not being super-bitchy. It’s a muscle, this being kind thing, more than civility, politeness, or peaceful coexistence, when I walk around in the world with the intention to put out kindness, and to be open to receiving it, in whatever form, the day is different.
I see people differently — that person who left their grocery cart near my car instead of returning it is having a rough day, not an unthinking brute. The sandwich clerk taking phone orders while I’m standing in front of her waiting to place mine is someone’s daughter, doing her best in a new job.
Even the person curbing their dog on our driveway deserves a smile today. A full, real smile, not a, “Hi neighbor I’m smiling but I wish you weren’t curbing your dog here,” smile. And the dog gets a pat too. I love dogs!
So that’s my plan for today. Might as well give it a whirl. I’m gonna keep going.