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}

Could Have, Should Have {The Kind Side}

You're not ever going to be able to do enough to make yourself happy. There will always be chances you miss, questions you could have followed up on, conversations you could have had, things you could have done, or moments you are sure could have gone just a little bit better if given an opportunity … Continue reading Could Have, Should Have {The Kind Side}

Created {The Kind Side}

God made you you. Go be you. You might have to chase down what that means, or simply walk alongside, sneaking a glance out of the corner of your eye, but the now-hazy specifics are left up to you. Your work is yours. Your play is yours. Your art is yours. Be all here. Be … Continue reading Created {The Kind Side}

Test the Ice {The Kind Side}

Life isn't figured out all at once. You might have to wait longer than you think to find out more of what you want to do. Or how big pieces are going to work. Keep exploring. Keep living the days and paying attention to what draws your attention, where you find joy, and what is … Continue reading Test the Ice {The Kind Side}

Feeling frustrated and annoyed? {Notes from the Kind Side}

Yesterday I realized I often feel critical of myself when I feel annoyed or upset with situations in my life. I can be looking around finding all the things that need doing or haven't been done feeling frustrated with the situation, but then it can easily devolve into feeling frustrated with how I feel about … Continue reading Feeling frustrated and annoyed? {Notes from the Kind Side}