Kindness Journey – Day 84 – Returning Kindness

One of the things we’ve enjoyed during our first 2 weeks in Richmond has been the overwhelming friendliness people have shown us.

I’ve spent sone time today going through the news, and my Kindness prevents me from making unnecessary and harmful comments. With the move taking up so much of my time and energy, I had started to lose my focus and commitment to Kindness. As I browsed through the news, I was alarmed at how quickly and easily I could fall back into my old habits. I will still highlight issues and raise questions, but I no longer try to be snarky about it. My return to focusing on Kindness came at exactly the right time for me.

I had made my adjustments and returned to Kindness when I saw a post that a YouTuber I follow made recently. In that post, he made some offensive comments that really upset me. However, I didn’t respond, as many did, with vicious comments. I simply unsubscribed from his channel without any explanation. Any extra amount of worry on my part would accomplish nothing, and I won’t waste time and energy explaining to him about how offensive his comments were.

Kindness shows me that there are always alternatives to hatred and violence. Confrontation is just an exercise is juvenile toxic masculinity. I don’t need to impress anyone. I am happy and content with my life. Nothing is perfect, but I do the best I can, and I am grateful for the good things in my life.

Today, my focus is on doing my best to have a great day, and to make sure that I demonstrate my love to Hal and The Stooges.

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