Remember what the sages knew and what the researches have found true: When you give to others, you not only give to another, but to the world. Moreover, kindness helps you thrive. Kindness creates good karma.
Emotional Fitness Tips
Tip one: Practice kindness constantly, randomly, not randomly. any way you can, as often as you can.
Tip two: Practicing kindness does not demand being Pollyanna happy all the time. Desperately seeking happiness is denying reality, but we can work to handle the bad times better. When my last nerve is under someone’s foot, and being kind is not possible at that moment, I try to “Suck it up, Ms. Buttercup.” and minimally not turn cruel.
Tip three: Know that every act of kindness, may contain cruelty somewhere and to someone. Act kindly anyway. You will make a difference in the smaller things where you can be almost certain, the kindness outweighs any cruelty. At the same time do not neglect trying to be kind in the wider world, but do so thoughtfully. Particularly when others are speaking passionately about an issue or playing on emotion.
Tip four:Remember your mission. Staying kind is easier when you know why you are here and what you want your life to stand for.
Consider buying my eBook: Know Your Mission So You Can Reach Your Goals, it is available on Amazon.com. It costs less than a Baskin and Robbins Hot Fudge Sundae and you can always revisit it for seconds.
Tips For Parents
Tip one: Teach teaching children about kindness as soon as they can walk and talk.
Tip two: Start by being kind and surrounding all children with kindness.
Tip three: Teach manners. Not the kind about what forks go where, but the ones that honor and acknowledge others.
Thank You for All You Do
Thank me by remembering to share is to care; if you liked this post, share it. Liking, or commenting is practicing kindness and kindness keeps me going
This post was inspired by the Word Press Daily Post Prompt “Deprive”
I use the Daily Prompts not just to spark my blog ideas, but to improve my critical thinking skills.
Not sure how to use a Daily Post Prompt as a writer? Here are the steps to get started. Then improve your thinking skills by seeing where the prompt has taken others and how other thoughts fuel your thoughts. Whether you write or not your thinking skills are improved by reading other people’s thoughts.
LINKS OF INTEREST
These links are for those not familiar with Emotional Intelligence or the idea of Emotional Fitness.
Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises (www.emotionalfitnesstraining.com
The five components of Emotional Intelligence (www.sonoma.edu)Emotional Intelligence (en.wikipedia.org)Emotional Fitness Tips for Parents (parentsarepeopletoo.com)
An Emotional Fitness Program for Parents(amazon.com)