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!

73 comments

Samantha Hodder
Sam Hodder4 years ago

thanks

Tim Cheung
Tim C.4 years ago

thanks

Emma S.
Emma S.4 years ago

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.

Jonh Doe
5 years ago

thanks

Vanessa S.
Vanessa S.6 years ago

Very sweet article. Thank you for sharing.

Mimi Natural
Mimi Natural6 years ago

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.

Mary Swan
Mary S.6 years ago

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

Darla G.
Darla G.6 years ago

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.

Martha Nieto
Martha Nieto6 years ago

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.

Jessica K.
Jessica K.6 years ago

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.