K is for Kind ~ April 12, 2018

In a world where you can be anything,  be KIND! ~ Unknown

Some folks may equate being kind with being a doormat or a weakling.  Those are not the same things … or they do not have to be.  Every fool thought I have does not need to pop out of my mouth.  Especially when those fool thoughts are mean.  I am the worst y’all.  You’ve no idea.  As a protective coping mechanism, my tongue can be razor-sharp.

As I work in progress, I am learning to let some things go.  I know I have changed.  I am better today than I was yesterday.  Maybe tomorrow, I’ll slip.  Then the next day, forward.  One trick that works for me (when I remember) is asking myself:

  1. Is a response necessary? 
  2. What are my motives? 
  3. Are my words kind?

I call it the 1-2-3 kindness method.  Not original I know.  Some hybrid pieced together CBT.  Here are my asnwers:

  1. “Silence is sometimes the best answer”  Quote by Dalai Lama XIV
  2. To be right! Very bad motive.  Being happy is better.
  3. Not usually.  In these types of situations, I go for mean.

And then I hold my tongue.  Try it, see how this method works for you.

As always, more to come.

This post was written as part of Blogging From A to Z April (2018) Challenge.

Numero Once.

8 thoughts on “K is for Kind ~ April 12, 2018

  1. The kindest people I have ever met? Long distance hikers. They have almost nothing with them, they are full of aches and pains and blisters. Yet they never fail to smile and offer what little they have if they think you need help. Or just offer encouraging words to a fat old man who left his clothes in the backpack. ;

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