Day 20 – What is the kindest thing anyone has ever done for you? Did you repay the kindness? Did you blog about it?
i believe people do kind things for me everyday. just this morning a woman held the door at the dry cleaners for me. my husband made coffee. my kids brought their dirty dishes into the kitchen when they finished their breakfast.
yes - these are good manners - or what's really expected of you. . .but it is still a kindness.
when we display the good manners that our mother's worked so tirelessly to instill in us - it's being kind. doing what is expected of us, or simply being polite - says to others "you matter". and who among us doesn't want to feel like me matter?
nothing can get me in a funk in my house like feeling unappreciated. when my husband and kids do the little things I expect - it makes a wold of difference in how i feel about myself and the job i am doing as mother and domestic goddess.
kindness matters. asking me if I'd like a glass of milk too. . .kindness. Taking your dishes or trash to the kitchen so I don't have to nag you or do it myself - kindness. Saying please, thank you, and you're welcome to strangers - kindness.
if everyone was just a little kinder - think of what a wonderful world it would be. show other people that they matter - be kind.
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