If you asked to be kind all of the time for 30 days, could you do it? A short while after being posed this question, I found myself failing to find the kindest response to YaYa. Honestly, I cannot remember what it was that he was resisting me on. I can only remember that my tone immediately fell to annoyance and, after hearing the chosen words leave my mouth, I immediately though about how unkind they sounded. *sigh* The point isn’t perfection. The point lies more in the effort.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
– Dalai Lama
I think of myself as a pretty nice person… most of the time. But there are moments when I lose both composure and compassion. I’ve been making a conscious effort to hang onto my kinder, gentler side when I feel kindheartedness slipping away from me.
Perhaps those around me will be encouraged to do the same.