I take this as a reminder to improve my ‘tude. Not just because it’ll make me feel better, but because it will have a positive impact on those around me, which will, in turn, reflect back on yours truly. It’s like an emotional investment strategy. And a pretty smart one at that.
I can’t find my favorite Mr. Rogers quote (wtf, Interwebs?) but I know he said it because it has stuck in my head for 25+ years. Ahem; “Kindness is always a choice.”
Is that not the most profound thing you ever heard?
Okay, so I’ll say it: I am a kind person. I know this to be a fact because my third grade teacher wrote it on my report card. So that pretty much makes it official, obviously. But, okay, I know that I don’t always behave with kindness. In fact, sometimes I’m a raving b*tch. And yes, I have been known to have a bad temper. I’m pretty good at confrontation. I don’t like being told what to do. And there may have been a time I physically dragged a cab driver out of his car, over his seat belt, and into the street.
…but I digress.
I choose kindness.
When I think about it.
Which is a lot.
But not nearly enough.
And what is the remedy for this?
I need to watch more Mr. Rogers.…SPEAKING OF WHICH!
Whoever it was that found my website last week by googling “did mr rogers have tattoos” you, yes you, are awesome. Totally made my day. No idea how you got here but it made my day. This is like that first quote come to life. Someone goes googling for crazyness and I’m all THIS IS AMAZING. WE ARE KINDRED SPIRITS. I TOTALLY WONDERED ABOUT THAT TOO.