Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thoughts for Thursday - Be Kind to Someone Today


When was the last time you told your child what you liked best about them? Sometimes if we're having a really bad day it definitely lightens the mood if I look my sweet child straight in the eye, and tell him/her specific things I like about them. You should see the smiles that ensue. Their faces literally light up. It's priceless! For example...You are very creative, I like the way you draw, I like the way you try really hard at soccer, I am proud of you for being so sweet to your friends...and the list could go on & on.

For Valentine's Day I gave my hubby a deck of cards that said, "52 Things I like About You". We got it from our MOPS group. You might think it would be hard to come up w/ 52 things you like about someone, but it was actually kind of easy! Who doesn't like to be given a compliment? We all need one sometimes, don't we? It's like the quote I put on my Facebook page the other day.
Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

I find that if we have been jaded by others, or gotten your feelings hurt one time too many, it's easy to become hard-hearted. It's easy to be grouchy toward others and guarded. If you go through the day and instead of thinking, "Look at that person who took up 2 parking spots, how selfish!" might think, "Maybe they were in a hurry due to an emergency and that was the last thing they were thinking about". Or..."I need to get in line first because I am in a hurry"....let someone else go first. Cuz what you are actually saying is, "I am more important than anyone else". What a better world we would all live in if we really treated others how we want to be treated.

Just wanted to share this cuz it was on my heart and I am guilty of these things myself. I hope you have a great day. Now get out there and share some love. Not only will you brighten someone else's day, but I can't help but feel better when you are blessing someone else!


Alicia said...

This is something I think about often. I think its wonderful that you put it out there to remind others to take a moment to be selfless and kind.

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