We see what we want to see. That’s part of the problem. I was perusing Facebook, which I must say prompts many posts on this blog, and I saw a theme. Negativity. Plain and simple. There were posts about “those” people. Of one sort of another. You know them, the idiots, the ridiculous, theContinue reading “Time to Look in the Mirror”
We were out and about again today, running more errands, getting ready for some upcoming Christmas festivities. Since we were going out we thought today would be a good day for the candy cane caper. Sounds more adventurous or slightly naughty than it was, but it ended up being pretty nice. We’d purchased a boxContinue reading “Candy Coated Kindness”
Today might have been the most simple act of kindness we’ve done to date. We were kind to each other. We slept in, laughed, talked, shopped, did laundry, cooked, did dishes, drank our nightly decaf, held hands, showed each other cool photos online, took the pups for a nice walk, problem solved a couple ofContinue reading “Kindness Hits You Where You Live”
We found a big package of handwarmers at the bottom of our hat/scarf bin in our closet. At some point we bought them in bulk. Each little package is a pack of two handwarmers. It’s very cold out today so our act of kindness was to drive around our towns, both Champaign and Urbana, forContinue reading “Keeping The Cold at Bay With Kindness”
We go to the library a lot. I’m a huge fan. All sorts of people use the libary, which is one of the things that makes it so awesome. It’s an amazing resource. One of the things we thought we would do as we go forward with this whole kindness adventure was to write outContinue reading “Notes of Kindness”
We decided, really since we started this whole adventure, but today especially, that we would be mindful of being outwardly open, friendly, chatty, interested, and kind toward whoever we came in contact with. In all actuality, we are like this for the most part, in our daily lives, but it puts an extra special twistContinue reading “Smiling With Kindness”
Today’s act of kindness involved sending a few notes to a few people we were thinking of and just wanted to say hello to. Getting mail is cool. It makes people smile. Let’s them know you were thinking of them. Mail is kind. Send mail.
As most everyone can tell, we love our pups very much. They bring so much light, joy, and love into our lives. We also know we aren’t the only ones who feel this way about our furry family members. Because of this we wanted to do something kind for other people’s dog and cats. WeContinue reading “Dog Days of Kindness”
Sebastian is an amazing little guy. Has always been. He started kindergarten this year and he’s flourished there, growing and maturing as the year has gone on. Teaching is a hard business, and teaching kindergarten must be impossible at times. Hopefully it’s also rewarding. We think Sebastian’s teacher has been great with him,Continue reading “Teaching Kindness”
We were at the library, where we go frequently. I’m a huge fan of the library. We probably go there a couple of times a week. Anyway, we were in the parking lot, which has meters, and we noticed the meter enforcement person pull up. She got out and walked over to a car andContinue reading “Dropping The Dime on Kindness”
K makes great jam, so when our mail lady came up to the porch today I handed her a large jar of pear jam. She was very happy to get it. I think it might have made her day. Kindness doesn’t have to cost anything, so be kind and spread joy!
K and I have been in a funk for a bit. A lot of people have, we aren’t alone in this. Mostly for us I think it’s because there’s so much anger and nastiness out there. But when we talk about it we, being us, inevitably end up talking about how we can’t do anythingContinue reading “The Advent of Kindness”
I believe we all basically want the same things, even if we don’t agree about how we might get them. Trying to understand each other, giving each other simple respect as human beings, goes a long way. We all have different experiences which inform how we’ve decided to live our lives. There are many waysContinue reading “Maybe There’s Hope For Us After All”
I just really listened to the lyrics of this song and it made me cry. Crying is not unusual for me, I’m emotional. It’s just that this basic message is one I want to shout from the rooftops — we are all people, all living our lives. So be kind, don’t judge, and love your fellowContinue reading “Even If I Tried – Even If I Wanted To”