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11/31 & 1440 :: Kindness And Those You Love

there’s an expression that goes something like, we treat those we love the worst. i was completely stunned when i first heard these words… why, for goodness sake, would we ever treat those we love the worst? i have some pretty good guesses why. because we feel we can be our truest, rawest selves in […]

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Buckeroomama - October 17, 2014 - 1:29 pm

I love this post. “Treat those we love the best.” Absolutely! I think it boils down to mindfulness.

Viv @ within the Frame - October 17, 2014 - 2:21 pm

So agree with your thoughts we should treasure the ones we love the best.

Sarah - October 17, 2014 - 4:46 pm

Great things to remember.

lisa - October 17, 2014 - 5:22 pm

What a beautiful post. Truly inspiring words. I’ve also noticed that we treat those closest to us the worst while going out of our way for complete strangers. I believe you hit the nail on the head. If we all would remember how fleeting life is, we’d probably act much differently.

Donna - October 19, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Just what I needed to read this morning. You put into words, what I’ve been trying to express – this desire to become more mature and treat those I love with kindness. Beautiful photos and thoughtful words. I’ll be back for more!

[…] Kindness & Marriage – Finding Serendipity. I try to remember this. Sweet Husband is my greatest ally in this world. I need to remember to treat him that way. […]

10/31 :: Make Your Heart Beat Wildly

  || o n e. || there is not one fiber in my being that is interested in jumping off 23 foot cliffs into the cool waters of Cherokee Lake. not one. it will never happen. it’s not fear of heights nor lack of courage that keeps me from this accomplishment; i am just NOT.INTERESTED. […]

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Emily - October 15, 2014 - 1:48 pm

Beautiful… as always…

Kim S - October 16, 2014 - 11:28 am

I love this. No cliff jumping or marathons for me either. I am in the process of a potential career move and the stress of decision making is upon me. Thanks…good timing as usual. Beautiful photos, too.

Buckeroomama - October 17, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Such gorgeous, gorgeous colors!

9/31 :: {Pause} Inner Circle, Part 2, and The Power of Kindness

A small act of your kindness can change a life. And you might never even know it.    Johann Berlin considers the following in this  TED talk: Who are you kind to? No act is too small Don’t lose hope *  

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8/31 :: Kindness to Self

  Source: promulgates it’s saturday, and i have a heaping plate load of things to do… clean house, for one. edit pics, pick up my daughter from a sleep-over, clean up the kitchen, tend the laundry that’s already summer-saulting… and then there’s our beloved UT {Tennessee, not Texas, y’all} game. so i’m treating myself with kindness […]

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Southern Gal - October 11, 2014 - 6:08 pm

Ah, when I read the list I can see where I’m not always kind to myself. Thanks for the reminder. i hope you enjoy your game!

Roxi - October 13, 2014 - 3:36 pm

This is sooo good. Thanks.

7/31 & 1440 :: Kindness & A Daily Retreat

i used to ‘reward’ myself at the end of the day… constantly encouraging myself, if you get this {this, this and this} done, then you can … {read} {take your camera up to the field} {scrapbook} {watch that show} {knit} {take a long bath} {get coffee with her tomorrow} {insert that little thing which you […]

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Roxi - October 10, 2014 - 8:41 pm

Great advice. Days do go better if there is a little self nurturing.

Diane - October 11, 2014 - 6:04 am

Resentment; I found myself thinking about this the other day and now I stumble upon your post and there it is again… Message received! I have a lot of it bottled up, I must deal with it before it breaks me.

[…] Kindness & A Daily Retreat and Kindness to Self – Finding Serendipity. Interestingly enough, my Coach recently emailed me back and one of the things she asked me was how I’m practicing self-care right now. I really think that the biggest way I am kind to myself – and my daily retreat is that hour or so I spend writing every morning. Somewhat ironically, the timing of that hour prompted the question. *Said as I yawn because I got up after sleeping for just 2 hours so I could go to a photography meet-up* […]

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