Christy L. Edwards, LSCSW
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Lawrence, KS  66044

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Being Kind

I couldn't make up my mind what needed to be said on the blog.  Something inspirational, something worthy of my blog.  My mind is blank.  Oh yeah, I'm trying too hard.  Just the kind of thing I would tell clients to watch.  So, you get to watch me try too hard.  I love the humanness of this process.  Then inspiration does come. 

On the show Sunday Morning, there was a small piece about a Starbucks employee that learned American Sign Language for a customer.  Kindness.  What the employee did was kind.  They were not asked to do it by their supervisor.  The customer was not aware of it, did not report having problems communicating.  The employee did it because she wanted to do the right thing. 

There is a difference between being kind and being nice.  Being nice can be superficial, something we do without thought.  It is a brief smile towards someone without realizing who the person is.  Kindness comes with thought.  It is intentional, done with awareness and adds meaning to the day.  Sometimes we may not be aware that the person was being kind to us, because we are not aware of what they had to go through to be kind.  That says a lot about us.  I want to be kind.  I try to be aware when others are kind.  That is a start.  Let's just start and practice at being kind. 

What is one kind thing you can do today? 

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