I really do try to live by this. I am not always good at it, to be honest it’s definitely those closest to me that probably get the brunt of the times I fail to do this (oops. Sorry about that!) It’s funny though because if I were to really sit down and think about how I want to treat others, how I want to act with those I love, how I want to treat people I don’t know, when I think about that I always come up to Be Kind Always. Always Be Kind.
The thing is I’m just starting to realize that the person whom I am least kind with in my life (no, Chris….not you ;))- is me! Sometimes the way I treat myself, the things I say to myself, and the way I act toward myself are not only not kind- they are sometimes downright shitty. I mean really. How odd. What gives?
If I really think about it I would NEVER say some of the things I say to myself to someone else ever. So I’ve started trying something new lately and that is to try to talk to myself like I would a friend. If I have a thought or an idea, I think what would I say to me if I was afraid. No, I’d never say “that’s dumb” or “it’s never going to happen.”
I’m much nicer to my friends (thank God or else I wouldn’t have many!) So I’ve decided I’m going to try this more often. I’m going to be kinder to me. I deserve it. Same goes for you. If you feel like you struggle at being kinder to you, what is one thing you can do today to be kinder to you? I’m not going to judge anything I do or say or feel for the rest of the night- it’s only a few hours. But for now I think it’s the most I can muster. And I think it’s a good place to start. Be Kind Always. Always Be Kind.