Put yourself on the path {The Kind Side}

Instead of wondering "are you going to...?" maybe take the fact that you're asking the question as an indication of your interest. Start figuring out the how to begin. Get some answers. Get some teaching (don't get stuck here). Create something interesting (most important step). Look it over. Create again. Stop wondering if you will. … Continue reading Put yourself on the path {The Kind Side}

Steady as She Goes {The Kind Side}

It's ok to experiment and not be sure you are meant to do this one thing over that other thing. Do the work placed in front of you on this very day. Choose what you already chose before. Choose the unchangeable commitments. The people, the responsibilities, the aliveness of your life. After that it's an … Continue reading Steady as She Goes {The Kind Side}

What’s Yours {The Kind Side}

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0l-kk2FftF/?hl=en In case you can't see it, this image says: "Other people's behavior is about them, not about you." I saw this post on Instagram and I found it relieving in a way. I often find myself reacting to what I assume someone is thinking about me by how they're acting. This little sentence helps … Continue reading What’s Yours {The Kind Side}

Use the Yet {The Kind Side}

I love to look through facebook and instragram. It helps me to find those graphics with words about ideals and helping our kids grow up well. I usuall share them to my stories or my feed depending on where I find them. Sometimes I add commentary. Sometimes I don't. Last week I found myself beginning … Continue reading Use the Yet {The Kind Side}

Not Your Job {The Kind Side}

It's not your job to appease your inner critic. You can't placate a voice that's never pleased. I find myself trying to live such to avoid the little critical feeling in my head. The way to avoid rethinking all the words you said over lunch with family? Don't say any words at all. The way … Continue reading Not Your Job {The Kind Side}

At Long Last {The Kind Side}

At long last. Eventually. Someday. But not right now. The moments when life feels more dramatic than it needs to be are more than we would like. {Really, life?} {Why?} We don't get to know why or when or anything conclusive. The only thing we can do is our small best (interspersed with not) and … Continue reading At Long Last {The Kind Side}

One Thing {The Kind Side}

https://www.instagram.com/p/By_4yBLhm9A/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet One of the people I follow on Instagram reposted this from @theresgoodinstore this morning and I thought it was altogether just right for this morning's Kind Side note. I always want to know how everything will work out and where all the details will fall. I want to have peace made and pieces picked … Continue reading One Thing {The Kind Side}

Today {The Kind Side}

Just get through today. That's enough. Don't worry about all the things that could be inconvenient or go wrong in the sequence of today's events. You've already chosen what to do. Live in the moment, not in the land of every hypothetical problem the moment could have. Choose how you want to shape your very … Continue reading Today {The Kind Side}