When In Doubt – Choose Kindness
Hurt people hurt people. And healing people sometimes help others heal. As someone who is healing, whenever I’m in doubt how to act, I try to choose kindness.
Capacity To Choose Kindness
When I was working, maintaining a relationship with Thaddeus, keeping in-touch with family and friends and just surviving, I honestly didn’t feel like I had the capacity to be kind all the time. Or even most of the time. In fact, I rarely took time to assess whether being kind was an option. How others were doing was not a priority for me. Usually.
Now I have the bandwidth. Honestly, I probably had the bandwidth back then too. I could probably have opted to prioritize being kind. But life was coming at me fast. And it wasn’t even something I considered. Never mind made a priority. In fact, even this blog was more about being snarky than kind.
But with finances, relationship, family, health and other basic needs being met, I have the capacity. And a little bit more clarity.
So these days, when I’m unsure of how to react, I try to choose the kindest route. And no, I’m not always successful. But I’m still a WIP myself, no?
Should I post a photo of myself on #WIPWednesday?
I’m up to about 4.5 inches on the lengthwise Linen Stitch scarf.
Linen stitch is always a slog for me. I’m not very fast at it. And it’s a stitch that doesn’t grow very quickly either. I’ll look forward to casting this project off soon. I’ll go to the end of the colorful yarn and then finish.
I’ve also been doing some spinning on the Jacob roving.
I’ll spin two bobbins of approximately the same amount of singles and then ply it up to make sure I like it.
Be kind and wish me luck!