Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The Kindness Project
Why is it that we can be least kind to the people we love most?
I can usually manage to be friendly to strangers, but sometimes my nearest and dearest have to suffer from the fall-out of my stress and frustration.
I spend more time with them, I deal with more stuff with them-- I mean, I get why it happens-- but I'd still like to change this pattern.
On some days I do well-- I can be patient and kind, but other days I fuss at my husband about something or other, and lose patience with my sons for failing to do that thing I've asked them to do twenty times already.
So tell me, suppliers of sympathy, brokers of benevolence, wholesalers of humanity-- do you have any strategies for being kind to the people who share your lives most closely?
Can you share them with me?
Also-- thanks to everyone who has contacted me about helping the people in Kenya that I met--- things move slowly over there, and I am working on getting information to share with you. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, my posts on Kenya are here, and here.
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