Kindness Challenge Week 3
This week of the Kindness Challenge we were to think kind thoughts and act/react with kindness. I found that I can act with kindness pretty easily but less so in reacting. I see someone that needs something I usually will do what I can to help. Not always but usually. Reacting with kindness is a bit more difficult. I tend to react quickly without thought. I have a temper that I control quite well. Or so I thought. I learned that I may not “lose” my temper but I do shut down and turn away if something isn’t going the way I think it should. This surprised me. Not very kind! That brings me to the thinking kind thoughts.
Well, seems it’s the temper thing again. Maybe it was just an off week? I had to work at thinking kindly. Not all the time but there were a couple of times when my first thoughts were not kind and I had to change the way I was thinking before I could respond in a kind way.
So where does this leave me? I think I am basically kind but need to be more conscious of my thought patterns. This week’s challenge has made me aware that I am less kind than I thought I was. Not so much unkind as insensitive. This week was a good wake up call.