I continue to see and hear about unkindness and present a challenge to you, if you relate.
Recent unkindnesses witnessed in my life and friend’s lives:
You just lost your parent and someone pretty much tells you to “buck up, everything will be back to normal soon.”
You buy a gift for a friend and instead of a simple thank you, they complain about it.
You need compassion because you just experienced something you find hard to handle, and your family member not only doesn’t give compassion, but compounds your sadness by being mean in words and actions.
You’re OK at being kind and loving another person, but that person just “takes” and only talks about themselves, not realizing “And how are you?” goes a long way.
If you’re like me, you may be able to handle an unkind act or two, with forgiveness and grace, but when you are bombarded, what can you do?
Here’s my idea:
Create a kindness coin jar!
Figure out an amount like a nickel, dime, quarter, and each time someone is unkind in your world, put that coin into the glass/jar/vase.
When it is full, do something with the money. Donate it to charity, buy yourself a treat, etc.
This turns the nasty issue, into kindness! If you have any creative ways to handle unkindness, please share.