A couple months ago I had the privilege of meeting Kate. She is amazing!! So I was really excited when I asked her if she would guest post here at Rags to Stitches and she said, yes. I just love what she had to share with all of you. Her heart is so big and I hope that you will all be touched by what she has to say.
Kindness is the New Black
It’s the time of year where I find myself thinking resolutions. I’m going to eat better. Work out more. Go to church. Spend less money. In fact, I have a whole list of goals in my journal for 2012. Some of them I’ll reach. Some of them will be discarded in a few more days.
But I have one that I hope to keep front and center this year:
It sounds simple, doesn’t it? It’s not. At least not for me. I’ve been giving it a good “warm up” try since Thanksgiving. You know what I’m learning? I have a very easy time being judgmental, impatient, snappy, and snarky. Being kind to everyone. all the time. is a feat well beyond my natural abilities.
You know who I have the hardest time being nice to?
I find it way too easy to be mean to myself. The voice in my head can say some pretty unkind things and I’m more than ready to silence that voice.
I think we all are a little bit like that.
So this year, let’s be nice. Not just to each other but also to ourselves. Let’s silence the tape of unkind things that plays in our head. Because everyone (including you – including me) is fighting some kind of battle.
ALISSA HERE AGAIN:
Love you friends!