Tuesday, January 14, 2014

365 day blog challenge 14: Be kind

Day 14: write about something you believe in, anything at all

Be kind. Let kindness be a reflex, a default, the automatic response before anger, before fear, before assuming the worse.

Be kind. To yourself, to others, to the trees, sky, air you breath.

Be kind. Even when it is hard, when you want to lash out, you don't know what pain others are carrying. You can always behave otherwise, later, but let kindness be your first response. It may not be so easy to choose kindness if your first response was otherwise.

Kindness can be listening, walking away, offering a hand, not laughing when you might want to. It can be refusal, demonstrating assertiveness without ire (you never know who is watching), it can be saying no. It can be protecting yourself, it can be staying still, it can be simply not flinching.

It is not weak.

It is not submission.

It is asserting to the world that you choose to act in the ways you wish to be treated.

Be kind.

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