2014 Word for the Year: Mindful #oneword

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This is only second year to choose a word to focus on for the year. My word for 2013 was Freedom. Life is always a work in progress, but having come nearly full circle, I can say that I’ve come a long way toward my own freedom in so many areas of my life. I’m happy. 🙂

I’ve been thinking and praying about my 2014 word for weeks. I thought about love or kindness, not just toward others, but toward myself, as well. Continue reading

Make Kindness Your Gift To Others

I’m not sure I even know where to start. I’m far from perfect and I’m not always nice or polite (though I try), but it hurts my heart to see and hear people intentionally being mean to other people. Usually for no better reason than that they don’t share the same opinions. Sometimes, it’s not even intentional. I’ve done it myself. We write something on Facebook or we post a fabulously witty photo we saw on a friend’s wall, and we don’t stop to think that we’re actually talking about human beings. If you’re a Christian, then you should know that all humans are God’s children, and none of us are above others. As far as I know, all other religions teach love and kindness as well. There’s a reason for that. Humans can not live without kindness. You know, that whole “Treat others as you would be treated” thing. Crazy, I know. Continue reading