Kindness Journey – Day 30

It has been just over a month since I decided to embrace Kindness and make it the guiding principle of my life. I rejected all of the anger and frustration that was consuming me. I was at a dangerous point, I couldn’t hold a conversation on certain subjects because I had become so intransigent.

I had read about people who embraced Kindness, but I always thought it was a load of psycho-babble crap. It turns out I was completely wrong, but at the time I decided to try Kindness, it was more of an egg to save myself than any real faith that it would actually benefit me.

At any rate, the change was made out of a sense of desperation on my part because I had to save myself. I didn’t dare imagine what the results might be.

After just over a month using Kindness as my guiding principle, I am happy. My health isn’t great, but my emotional well-being is better than it’s been in years. I find it easy to disassociate myself from people and subjects that used to antagonize me.

I no longer feel the need to argue with people who disagree with me. I don’t get into arguments and then try to sound clever by using cutting remarks anymore. I treat everyone with more Kindness and respect now.

The best indicator that I’m on the right path is that I no longer try to be cute or sarcastic with everyone. An old friend complimented me on this after I apologized and asked his forgiveness for things I’d said in the past. I thought those things were harmless and humor, in fact they were hurtful and insensitive. Thankfully, he accepted my apology and forgave me.

Kindness does work.

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