Day 12: Kindness
It is day 12 of the 13 days of love celebration! Although this series may be coming to a close, you know the love will still abound in posts to come. Today, I want to remind you that love is kind.
Sometimes, we are unaware of how we treat the people closest to us. We say hurtful comments under the guise of, “That’s just how I talk,” or “They know I mean no harm”. Meanwhile, our loved ones are deeply hurt by our negativity. Maybe it is more than words. Maybe we show an apathy regarding the passions or interests of our family members and friends. They ask us to attend their ceremonies or support their businesses. We choose not to attend because it’s not our “thing”. In all of these circumstances, we fail our loved ones by not exhibiting kindness.
Kindness is listening to your sister’s discussion on basketball when you hate sports. Kindness is attending your aunt’s fashion show when you would rather visit the dog park with your Labrador Retriever. Kindness is giving sincere compliments at unexpected times. Kindness is congratulating your best friend on the purchase of his new house, when you’re still struggling to find a reasonably priced apartment. Ultimately, being kind means showing consideration and extending yourself. At times, it can be difficult; nevertheless, exhibiting kindness is always worthwhile.