Monday, 21 December 2015

#Microblog Mondays: The healing powers of kindness

Kindness played a big role in my healing. I was fortunate to experience kindness from online friends, in an open, loving, generous way that I'd never really experienced before. It was like receiving multiple warm, enveloping hugs full of love, just when I needed them. I think in our daily lives we are often more reserved (this is certainly the case with my family and friends), where we hope that our kindness is evident in our actions, rather than more openly in words or hugs.

Probably like most of us, I am not always kind, although I don't think I'm necessarily unkind either. But I find that when I am kind, my whole demeanour softens, it is easier to understand others and why they do and say the things they do, and it is much easier to forgive. My heart eases, a tense body relaxes, and I find it easier to smile. Kindness - it works both ways.





6 comments:

  1. You know, I never thought of it that way but it is certainly true. When I chose kindness, I find my body also opens itself to the act. Hence I benefit too. Completely reverse from when I'm on the offense or expecting to be on the offense.

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  2. I agree with every word that you said!

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  3. beautifully written & very true.

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  4. This is so true. Kindness feels good on both sides of it.

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  5. Sometimes it's hard to be kind when you are not met with kindness, but posts like this are a reminder to always try.

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  6. I love this -- the message, the image. It can be harder sometimes to stick to the kindness when you're not feeling it, but it really does make everything better.

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