Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Have you ever noticed that it takes time to slow down enough to hold the door for someone else.  Not really a lot of time ...but still -- time to recognize there is someone there that needs to door held for them.  A split second to decide if you want to take the time to hold the door.  And the actual time it takes for them to catch up with you and walk through the door.

Kindness takes time.

It's almost the holiday season.  Pretty soon the Salvation Army bell ringers will be out.  It will take time to stop at their bucket.  Time to dig out the bills or change.  Time to drop it in and say "Season's Greetings".

It takes time to smile at someone or ask them how they're doing when they look like they're having a bad day.

Kindness takes time.  And the interesting thing is that a great many of us take the time -- or make the time -- to make those kindnesses happen.  Kindness is important, right?  It's what makes the world go 'round.

So why don't we make time to be kind to ourselves?

Take time to buy clothes that are comfortable and fit well -- not because we are the size we want to be but because we deserve a little kindness.

Take the time to notice something nice about ourselves -- perhaps it's a great hair day or we did a great job during a presentation.  Why don't we notice that? 

Why don't we appreciate how hard we work to get everything done in a day?  Why do we always expect 36 hours of work from ourselves during the course of one day?

Kindness takes time but truth be told, time is all we have.  The question is -- how are we going to spend it???

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