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Kindness Therapy

Apr 10, 2018 8:46 PM

A few months ago I was up late with a lot of pain and - to be honest - I was feeling sorry for myself. I was thinking of all of the things I can’t do and getting increasingly upset. Finally I just stopped myself and said, “OK. You’ve lost a lot. What CAN you do?”

I decided that I can be kind.

I ordered a box of 48 blank notecards and have started sending notes of encouragement, gratitude, and congratulations. I voice my kind thoughts and pay people compliments. I have sent a few small gifts to people who have been on my mind. I tell my husband every day how much I love and admire him. I tell my children the strengths I see in them and the things I admire about them. I send kind text messages.

My pain levels are about the same, but it’s a lot easier to tolerate when I am not focused on myself.

I am happier. My family is happier.

If you’re having a difficult time, try kindness therapy. It definitely won’t hurt.

Apr 11, 2018 4:35 AM

That's great! Thanks for telling us

Apr 11, 2018 8:02 AM

Lovely idea

Apr 12, 2018 9:43 PM

This really helps I have to pull myself out of my own pity party sometimes and when you focus on others it’s easier to forget about yourself and you problems

Apr 14, 2018 9:42 PM

I love it!

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