We can allow ourselves to be trampled on by idiots who are
out to use us or submit to passive aggressive a-holes, but that’s not a result
of being too kind. It’s the result of not respecting ourselves and willingly allowing
others to abuse us.
I don’t believe we can be “too kind.”
Again … NOT a result of our kindness!
There is no such thing as being too kind. If someone tells
us we’re kind, it’s one of the best compliments we can receive.
It really is so easy to be kind. It takes very little effort
to put into practice, and fun to figure out new ways to show kindness to others.
The result is a surprising amount of appreciation for the people around us.
What we might view as a small kindness a person can mean the world to them. Simple
acts of kindness have prevented suicides.
Think about that.
So, what stops us from being kind? Absolutely nothing more
than our self-centered, fear-based ego. If we’re men we might feel being kind
makes us feel weak or (GASP!) looking feminine. News flash to any homophobic
straight dudes reading this (both of you) – being able to be the man you are
means being kind, and has the added effect of being a major plus point to any
woman you’re trying to impress. But I digress….
We need to get our egos out of the way. We must stop putting
ourselves in the place where we’re going to be taken advantage of. In other
words, stop casting your pearls before swine, at work or at home. There are so
many rewards for this. The more we recognize our own worth the more we receive
the respect we all deserve.
As we are kinder in life, others become kinder in dealing
with us. It’s almost as if what we focus on increases!