Just A Little Effort to be Kind

UGH. I woke up a little grumpy, sore and really not in the mood to talk to anyone. I was totally embracing the suck of my morning. I don’t like it when I can feel my knees but at least my back isn’t sore. That’s a good thing, right?

If I’m being honest, I just didn’t want to deal with anything or anyone after Pat left for work. You probably know what I’m talking about – those days when you kind of embrace the dark place. Like, I just assume rip off someone’s head or hide in my troll cave kind of days.

Seems the universe had something else in mind.

As I grumped my way through putting on my sneakers and head out the door, I must have passed at least a dozen people on the way to the park. And with each one came the automatic smile and obligatory, yet chipper, “Good morning!”

What the hell?!

Can I be in a mood?

Then a strange thing happened

The grump wasn’t so grumpy. By the time I got home I was feeling pretty good and the smile was genuine.

If I wanted to be a total jerk and stay in my “mood” I could have ducked my head and pretend that I didn’t hear each greeting. I could have gone my merry way.

That’s when this thought of the day came to me.

It only takes a little effort to be kind. And yes, there are going to be some days when it takes a lot more exertion – but – you may find yourself feeling better for it.

HOLD THE DAMNED DOOR!

Part of being kind or cordial is doing nice stuff too! I cannot tell you how many times my male friends have confided in me that some bitch yelled at them for holding the door open for them.

Wait a minute. Wait a damned minute! Your independence is not hinged on the courtesy and, frankly, GOOD MANNERS of others. I’ve seen people proudly boast about yelling at gentlemen for holding the door. For those people, I have this to say, “You’re one step above being a Class-A cunt (yeah, I said it) and being RUDE should NOT EVER be celebrated.”

You know, this getting older thing is working for me because my filter has gotten a lot smaller and I have no problem saying that out loud and in anyone’s face. But I digress – I could rant a long streak on that subject, and maybe I will one day.

Health and Wellness Journal

Here I am on Day 13 out of 30 and I’m still going strong.

  • 1.5 miles walk/jog
  • Apple Cider Vinegar drink
  • Lots of smiles
  • Time to shower – Hell yeah – WINNING!
  • Make a hearty breakfast of eggs and cheese
  • Get to work

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Meredith Loughran
Meredith Loughranhttps://meredithloughran.com
Meredith Loughran is a content creator on multiple platforms, advocate for goodness, and Editor-in-Chief at WildOne Forever. She hosts The Morning Nosh on the WildOne Forever podcast and spends the rest of her day chasing down stories and interviews. She resides in Central Florida with her husband, Pat, and two rescue dogs.

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