I have a feeling that if you’re reading this blog you definitely agree with me on this point. Kindness totally matters.
I wonder though if your days look like mine.
I’ll give you a glimpse into the morning I’m having. One kid has been waking up insanely miserable. I’m talking MISERABLE and mean. So that’s how I started my day. Trying really really REALLY hard to stay calm and kind and patient and mostly failing.
Now I’m hiding in my office with my coffee trying to get a semblance of order on the insanely growing to-do list that’s beginning to feel like a ticking time bomb. My coffee is empty and I’m growing intensely aware of the reality that we need to be out of the door for church in 40 minutes and my kids have been watching Veggie Tales for WAY TOO LONG (guess it’s better than Captain Underpants-their new favorite.)
My brain quickly switches to how it’s so bad to let them watch these things. It’s probably why they’re waking up angry or maybe it’s because they’ve had 100 bags of chocolate teddy grahams (which I feel like people tell me are poison disguised in a delicious chocolate treat.)
Okay I’ll stop but I could go on and on for days.
Kindness to myself may be lacking.
I’m noticing a pattern here. Are you? I put so much pressure on myself I now understand why I constantly feel on the verge of snapping.
The reality is I’m not kind or gentle with myself enough. I am going to try. I’m going to remind myself that I’m not perfect and it’s okay. And then I’m gonna tell myself that I’m awesome just the way I am. I really hope you can do the same. How will you be kind to yourself today?