my word for 2013
I'm terrible at kindness. Which ... I know. I knit hats and give them away, that's pretty kind. But here's the truth -
I am terrible at being kind with my words.
I am terrible at being kind with my thoughts.
I am terrible at being the most kind those those closest to me.
I am sarcastic and snotty. I get downright mean when I'm hungry or tired, and I have THE WORST road rage. Probably ever. (i've been known to lean across from the passenger seat to honk the horn at folks.)
But I am a wife. I am a mama. And I cannot continue to operate without kindness, especially with those two important roles on my CV. I want those closest to me to remember my kind words, my kind smile, my kind deeds done towards them and for them.
So in 2013, I am focusing on kindness above all else.
After all, "It is our choices, after all, that show us who we really are, far more than our abilities." (A. Dumbledore)