Week 16 – Post 1

Kindness is on the agenda this week! I love kindness, love getting it and giving it, and now writing about it. So yippee!

My first post in the Alliances area on kindness was a joke I stumbled across that fits, I think. Here it is for you to enjoy:

As I pulled into the gas station, I noticed a woman trying to push her car toward the pump. Having always considered myself a Good Samaritan, I parked and joined her in pushing her car.

“What are you doing?” she asked.

“I’m giving you a hand,” I said. “What are you doing?”

“I’m stretching before my run.”

So sometimes what we think of as kindness is an intrusion? Ha!

This assignment sorta seems like the other assignment that we read the card about bringing a gift to everyone we meet. Anything like a trinket, a compliment, etc. – Isn’t that kindness? Anyway – learning in multiple ways, right? I really liked this and have been making it a habit to bring something to everyone I meet or encounter. Now we must note it, must write a couple down daily…

The wrinkle is that I live alone on 20 rural acres and sometimes go days not seeing anyone… I will do kindness over the phone or online then –

Sigh – another requirement… this thing after thing, after thing that we MUST or are required to do, doesn’t seem so kind… scratch that – how can showing kindness be anything but wonderful? I know in my bones that the leaders are simply working every angle possible to help us and I do appreciate all the intense effort put forth on our behalf. So I will be kind to myself and breathe and know everything is working out. Plus, now this requirement is done – yippee!

4 thoughts on “Week 16 – Post 1

  1. I totally enjoyed reading your blog. Sometimes I’m not out and about also. So I do the same things you do such as watching TV, observing animals and plants . Way to go for you. Where there’s a will there’s a way to get things done.

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  2. I totally enjoyed reading your blog. Sometimes I’m not out and about also. So I do the same things you do such as watching TV, observing animals and plants . Way to go for you. Where there’s a will there’s always a way to get things done.

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  3. I loved your post Shawna. The incident at the gas station had me roaring with laughter. I have moments like yours too. KINDNESS is a beautiful things to be shared by everyone.

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  4. I liked that – your blog made me laugh. Even when we are alone, we have many ways we can be kind to ourselves. For example, your blog has made me realise, I have been working very hard on my laptop today and I shall make myself a lovely coffee and give myself a little comfort break.

    Self kindness is a kindness often over looked.

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