Nope!!! No way!! Not a chance!! 🤚
Forgetting my bandana for sweat, stepping in dog poo, and even a lady nearly violently screaming “Are you kidding??” at me when I smiled, waved, and said “Good morning!” as I passed her on a run could not AND would not keep me from being grateful to run outside and thankful our home was intact after HurricaneIan on my morning run the Saturday when we returned from evacuating in my "Please be K.I.N.D." tank top!
While I felt surprised and even shocked in the midst of the experiences, the feeling of sadness for people not being grateful for what they had, being safe following Ian, and feeling humbled by everyone south of us and on other coasts being in despair, I dug deep to learn:
- Others have the right to feel how they feel and those feelings, and therefore their actions, do not have to impact others.
- People's actions are a reflection of how they are feeling about themselves and their lives, not you and your life.
- Share stories of such experiences only for learning and perspective, not to complain or carry those ideas and feelings forward
While how a day begins can impact the whole day, it need not, and it is your choice!
Not sure about everyone else, but I choose kindness and it keeps me fueled for life!!! Won’t you please join me?
#Kind #kindness #Kindnessmatters #1KindAct #KindnessNeedNotBeQuarantined