Sometimes kindness comes SO easily to me. In fact I’d go as far to say that mostly it’s very natural for me, even sometimes to a fault. Being kind is one of my basic rules of life I try to live by, although like every “rule”, there is often an exception…
This means that there are times I have definitely experienced when being kind hasn’t come easily and I did not feel “strong enough” to be kind. The worst parts of me, my anxiety, fragility, insecurities, fears & deep need for self preservation means that I can sometimes be sharp & snappy, selfish or defensive. Pretty much the opposite of the kindness I aim for.
Now I’ve forgiven myself for this as I’m not meant perfect, none of us are… #hotmesslife. But you know what I have learnt? I’ve learned through the perspective of time that EVERY SINGLE TIME I haven’t felt strong enough to be kind, I wish I had been… I always reflect & wish I could go back & whisper in my own ear “Kim, you ARE strong enough to be kind, even though you don’t feel it right now… so choose kindness”. After all, you never know what someone else is going through, right?
So, this is my offering to you today Hot Mess crew. Even if right now you don’t feel like you can, choose kindness. And I’m not sure where exactly this applies to your life right now, only you know that, but I know a circumstance is coming to mind because you’re human just like me.
So follow what your gut is trying to tell you and trust your instincts. Choose kindness even when you don’t think you can because girls I promise you, your future self is standing next to you whispering “You are strong enough”.
All my love,