I try hard to be kind. I’m far from perfect, but I try to treat others as I would hope to be treated. It’s one of the important aspects of my practice... being kind. This weekend I had a period of time where I felt a bit rubbish about myself... unsure of how to respond to situations and angry about being judged as someone I wasn’t. We all have times like that, but I try to just get through them, knowing that I’ll come out the other side, that they’re temporary. This time though I found the feeling difficult and I reached out... I mentioned how I was feeling. I talked to my family, my friends... I even posted on Twitter that I was feeling a bit useless. And do you know what? I was so touched by the kindness that flowed my way... Kindness from my husband and sons... kindness from friends and from people I don’t really know that well, but whose path I have touched over time. Kindness from people who took the time, not to judge, but to offer kindness and reassurance. I cannot tell you what a difference it made to me. Simple acts of kindness really do create a ripple... a gentle flow of love and positivity that eddies quietly through so many lives. Kindness costs nothing. And yet, surely it’s the greatest gift we can give. It certainly meant everything to me this weekend. Thank you to everyone who took time to reach out. I’m very lucky that I have a good life and spend most of my days content, calm and comfy. Even this blip wasn’t anything huge... but all things are relative and for a while I felt sorry for myself. As we all do. Without your kindness I would have stayed for longer in that swampy place. With your kindness I can step forward into the sunshine and smile, knowing that I’ve learnt from it and that .... I’m not alone 💜

Posted by SarahA at 2019-06-03 12:06:55 UTC