This is actually a pretty good follow up to my last post about managing expectations, because as we are human, we are not perfect and sometimes, people make mistakes. So what do we do? Hold a grudge. Rub their noses in it. Say we let it go but then bring it up again when we have another argument. We chastise ourselves. Go over it again and again in our minds wondering how it could have gone differently – what could I have changed?
None of these are kind – to anyone involved. The solution here? Forgiveness. Of ourselves first, and of others.
It’s the antidote to poisonous anger, the balm for a scraped ego, and the trick to moving forward – definitely a dose of kindness.
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Stay tuned during the month of April to see other ways in which you can incorporate kindness into your daily life and encourage others to do the same…I’ll return to my senses on May 1.