Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Spreading Kindness...

Elana Johnson has a great post today about The Kindness Project, including links to the other fabulous bloggers who are participating.

Check out her post by clicking here.

She reminds us all of the old adage, "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."

Words to remember, especially in this day of instant communication, with Facebook and Twitter making it so easy to share our every thought and feeling. I try hard not to blog or tweet in a negative way. I've posted before about not printing bad reviews, too. (hey, I'm not a paid reviewer. It's not my job to shatter anyone's dreams.) And as my sister pointed out, when I'm feeling stressed, I tend to post more funny saying/photos (too many?) on my Facebook wall. Especially about coffee. (I love my coffee...)

But I think I need to remember this adage more often when I'm speaking to my friends and neighbors as well. Staying positive in the face of the negativity of others is hard, but it's something we should all strive for. Especially when you have crazy neighbors or relatives that drive you up a wall.

So practice smiling and saying, "I'm sorry you feel that way" for the next time someone tries to drag you into a b*tch-fest. It's hard, but your karma-improvement will be worth it. At least, that's what I hear.

How do you handle negativity in your life, either online or in person?


  1. This is so true. I recently read a study that said complaining about things only makes you feel worse.

    1. And my son keeps quoting his health teacher that it takes so much more energy to frown than to smile... his English teacher also told him that smiling makes you feel better about everything. It's a conspiracy at that high school, i tell you ;-)

  2. I always live by the motto: Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. It's not easy, and there are definitely times where I get dragged in to negativity, but overall it's something I strive for! It's also why I donate 10% of what I earn toward a fund to send low-income families and couples on vacations and honeymoons. Sure, I could use that extra money myself, but it just makes me feel like I've made someone's day and then they will pass on kindness in return! :) I linked to this post today on my blog if you want to come check it out:

    1. Wow, that's truly awesome, Jessica! Big Kudos and great Karma to you! I'm headed to check out your blog now because you definitely sound interesting !


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