Tuesday, March 1, 2011
March of Kindness.
I love to help others, I genuinely care for everyone (but I do go by the fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me Chinese Proverb) I like doing random acts of kindness whenever I can with Strangers, I am known to let you go ahead of me if you only have a couple of items at the store or opening the door for you. Giving money to those who seem to genuinely need it, contacting a manager over awesome customer service and not just to complain about bad one.. etc. I am known to help friends in need reaching out to them before they even ask.
Code name Mama's March of kindness struck a chord with me..
I often am kind to strangers and friends more than I am with my own family and that is really sad.
Of course I do things like be gentle, cook, clean etc.. but some days I feel if this were a paying job I am doing just enough to not get fired.. and enough to be indispensable, but nothing too astonishing or praise worthy.
That has to change!
I want to participate in hopes that I will learn from this experience and that my family gets an even better side of me.
For this Month I will be concentrating on
Kindness to my children and my daytime children
Kindness to my spouse
kindness to my family
I do not know how often I will be posting about this but I hope it is often.
Today I want to be kind to my spouse, yesterday I was sick and I called him crying at work and he dropped everything to come take care of me, the baby and the daytime kids.. he shuttled them all to school, he went to the store for whatever I needed and he never complained. I think I owe him some kindness. :)
Thank you Code Name: Mama for such a delightful idea!