kindness: mid-January

Things I’ve noticed about kindness lately:

1. Going out with friends is kind. Connecting and following up and caring is kind. I can get shy about that kind of thing and pushing away that shy-ness and taking the risk is kind. Being social is kind.

2. Hiding in my room to give my family a break from Robyn The Grouch: very, very kind. Perhaps an award-winning move. Being anti-social is kind.

3. Whenever I have to rush somewhere I am not kind at all. Giving myself some extra time? kind. And then when I am late, trying my darndest to not care and tell myself that it’s alright to be late? It usually helps. Trying to do it right is kind. Forgiving myself when I don’t is kind.

4. Kindness is knowing that not everyone is going to agree with every decision you make and just letting that be.

Am I any kinder than 2 weeks ago? Nope.
Have I learned more about kindness. I think so.


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About robyn

I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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2 Responses to kindness: mid-January

  1. Marlorie and Joshua says:

    You were definitely kind to me this weekend!!!!

  2. ComfyMom~Stacey says:

    Great collection of thoughts. Number 4 is always a challenge

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