I must confess that day 5 of my Kindness Revolution hasn’t gone so well. I got into an argument with someone I love and let’s just say that some not-so-kind words were exchanged. Once I regained some clarity and distance from the situation, I felt nothing but sadness over the whole thing…particularly that I’m trying hard to be kind and give gifts, not cause pain. If you haven’t been following this series, I’m doing my part (well, at least trying) to spread kindness in the world by giving 29 gifts in 29 days, inspired by the book 29 Gifts. And, I’m asking you to join me. If you’re just tuning in, check out the first blog in this series, Join the Kindness Revolution: 29 Gifts in 29 Days.
So, I decided today that my gift needed to be an apology letter, letting my loved one know that I messed up, said things in the heat of anger that I didn’t mean, and that what I truly want to express is love. Let’s face it: we all mess up sometimes. We’re human. So, maybe there’s someone out there who could use a letter of apology, an “I’m sorry” card, or some sort of initiation to right past wrongs. If so, join me in giving the gift of healing wounds and emotional scars. Or at least making the effort to repair a damaged relationship with someone you love.
To continue the spirit of giving, make sure you add your comments to my blog over the next four weeks because, with the help of the kind people at Care2.com, I’ll be giving away free copies of my books! Winners will be selected from the comments!