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Showing posts from January, 2011


   I've been thinking about kindness...  I never used to have as much trouble with it as I do now that I am older and "more mature".  Or maybe I was always unkind naturally and am finally noticing.   Someone recently mentioned the old saying about how we are like a cup filled with something and that when we are bumped what spills out?    Also, in trying to teach the children to be kind to each other... How do they learn kindness if their very own mommy has trouble with it?  I think to get to the bottom I have to realize that it is plain selfishness that makes me grouch at them when the kids ask another question.  It's selfishness when I have to be grouchy about helping someone do a five minute chore.  Interruptions are part of the big picture...  It's like the cup of water being bumped.  As my husband likes to say..."It's part of the story."    One goal for this new year... Practice kindness.  Develop compassion.  Know that I can't avoid gett