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Kindness Revolution Day 5: I Failed Miserably Today!

Kindness Revolution Day 5: I Failed Miserably Today!

I must confess that day 5 of my Kindness Revolution hasnít gone so well.† I got into an argument with someone I love and letís 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 thingÖparticularly that Iím trying hard to be kind and give gifts, not cause pain.† If you havenít been following this series, Iím 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, Iím 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 didnít mean, and that what I truly want to express is love.† Letís face it:† we all mess up sometimes.† Weíre human.† So, maybe thereís someone out there who could use a letter of apology, an ďIím sorryĒ 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!

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and the upcoming book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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6:19AM PDT on May 20, 2012

thanks

11:10AM PDT on Nov 2, 2011

thanks

1:05PM PDT on Oct 28, 2011

Thank you. It's good to remind ourselves that we can make mistakes - but also that very seldom are our bridges completely burnt - there's always hope, humility, and forgiveness.

9:30AM PDT on Oct 16, 2010

thanks

2:34PM PDT on Jul 5, 2010

Very sweet article. Thank you for sharing.

12:54AM PDT on Jun 19, 2010

You did wonderful today. Failing is not realizing we made a mistake, not taking time to correct our mistake, and finally not learning from our mistakes.

You passed with flying colors.

4:17PM PDT on Jun 17, 2010

Thanks for this. I hope your apology is accepted for the heartfelt gift it is. Thanks for inspiring us all to be better people.

12:26PM PDT on Jun 13, 2010

I did a reach out call to someone who had wronged me... like a peace offering without dredging the past up. Not sure if all is fixed, but it is a step in the right direction.

12:26PM PDT on Jun 12, 2010

We can make mistakes. No matter how good we want to be, it´s normal to forget our pleas and get caught in the heat of a discussion. What is important is to acknowledge that we made a mistake and apologise for it.
Today I am sending birthday ecards to my colleagues whose birthday is within this month. I hope that they like their card and feel appreciated.

7:44AM PDT on Jun 11, 2010

An apology letter is always a good thing. Perhaps even if it isn't sent, it's the energy and sentiment that perhaps will create a better sense of harmony. I commend you on your courage to make amends to your friend.

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