Went to the park with the pups today and there were 8 adorable little kids who played fetch with hadyn for like half an hour. I think I threw the ball once. It was so sweet to see and they were all under 7 and making sure each other all got to throw the ball for the pup. Even letting the 2 and 3 year olds try. Needless to say… day made :)
Accidentally put lip gloss on as eye shadow this morning…
"She is fire. You are ice, and you are afraid that her slow burn will smolder your cool, hard demeanor. That’s what has driven your decisions, your actions all along: fear. You are a coward. You are a hypocrite. You are terrified to let her go, but you are afraid she is too good for you, that she could drive you wild, that you would choke on her flames. That she is too much for you to handle right now.
But if you choose not to love her now, you can’t choose to love her later.”
I gave myself a personal challenge to always be kind last year. To be honest I feel like I am a kind person, but I also feel I can improve. I hate that for no reason at all I will think something mean about an outfit… a conversation… The challenge was kind of shocking initially. I didn’t realize how often myself, my coworkers, my friends said rude things or thought rude things. I challenged myself and I forced myself to be silent.
A few months later I was reacting with silence when rude comments were made by others. Not even acknowledging them with eye contact.
The changes have been amazing. Not only do the people around me rarely initiate a conversation with me about anything inappropriate, but it is so few and far between that I think something rude now it’s refreshing. I immediately shut myself down mentally if I do. I criticize myself and make myself come up with an immediate kind thought. I make excuses for strangers who are rude to me at work. I look for good in new ways.
This year is so much prettier than last year already. So much of that is attributed to the positivity of my thinking. Even more positively than before.
So people… challenge yourselves to be kind. Talk to strangers. Compliment others. Smile at them.
Even if your life is good. It will make it better :)