1,000%. I’d SO much rather be texted…unless I know you, and why (and when!) you are calling!
Just not a group text. I can’t stand group texts…
Kindness needs to start with YOU.
Being kind to others is nigh impossible if you have nothing positive to give yourself. . .
When you do find self-love, compassion, and appreciation. . .then you are like an inextinguishable candle that can light the world without losing in the process.
It’s okay if you aren’t there yet. I get reminders often that I’m being too tough on me. And I appreciate that, because it’s true. I’m so thankful and blessed, and I love to give…but I need to remember that the fuller I am, the more I have to offer.
The world needs more of it anyway – positivity is contagious, just like laughter. And who doesn’t want that?!
The other day a friend said something to the effect of the below, and it is a tenet I really believe in – each and every part of it.
Honesty is one of my top “must-haves” – not only do I need it, but I hold myself to it also. No matter the nature of the relationship (familial, personal, simply interpersonal), it won’t be a healthy or lasting one without honesty.
That said, it is vital we learn to say what we need to without being mean about it. Criticism is hard to take, but when it is constructive, it’s important for us to hear.
There is a way – and a tone – in which we can deliver criticisms, however – we need to remember that delivery directly affects receptivity. Further, if we think about how we’d like such commentary delivered to US, we might take a moment before speaking.
Our conduct matters – it not only is a reflection of us, but it affects us, and those around us. We all need to be able to say what we feel – learning and growing is an integral part of life, together with our loved ones, and on our own. But we do have a choice about how we proceed, how we speak to one another, and whether or not we are upstanding and honest with our word at all times.
There’s (serious) humor in this findchaffy cartoon. . .at least for the introverts of the group. INFJ, anyone?
I sincerely, and truly believe this. . .
“Perfection” feels so boring-Ken-and-Barbie-doll. It’s a plastic word, and sadly one many of us strive for – to our detriment – with ferocity.
But it’s the IMperfections that add the layers of depth to an otherwise mundane surface. . .and mundane just won’t do. It is – without question – a matter of how we perceive our surroundings and reality, NOT the surroundings and reality themselves.
We get to choose how we see. We get to choose the light in which we cast our experiences. We get to choose “positive,” if we want it.
How beautiful is that?