With Valentines Day on the 14th and Random Acts of Kindness Day on the 17th, I chose An Inspirational Moment quote for both…
“The essence of love is kindness.” Robert Louis Stevenson
I love the simplicity of this quotation.
Kindness can start with your words – what you say to yourself and what you say to others.
Interrupt the constant chatter of your own inner-critic voice and replace it with words of appreciation, acceptance, encouragement and hope.
Pause, take a breath and resist the words of complaint or criticism that you might be about to speak. Instead, what if you said: “Not a problem, mistakes happen.” or “It’s o.k., remember for next time.” or “Can I help?”
Acts of kindness are not limited to speaking kind words but I invite you to start there – it’s a simple way, not always easy, but worth the effort.