In my opinion kindness is one of the essential components of living a creative and joyful life. Kindness to others seems to come easier to many but being kind to one's self is often more difficult. I usually write this post on Wednesday and I really look forward to writing it but this week the inspiration was just not there. If I didn't believe in self-compassion and kindness, I might have written it anyway but I do think it is important to honor my feelings as well as the feelings of others.
Whether you are a stay at home mom, a working mom, a person in transition or someone beginning or in the midst of an important creative project we are all terribly busy. It's easy to become frustrated or upset with ourselves because we can't do it all or do it perfectly. That's where it is important to remember self-care, self-compassion and lot of kindness. Talk to yourself as you would your best friend. Remind yourself of all that you have accomplished and are doing. Concentrate on the positive difference you are making and celebrate each and every small success
Living a creative life means learning new things, being curious about the world and doing things you have never done before. It means sharing your heart and your talent with others. It means living with an open heart and an open mind. It also means remembering to be kind to yourself just as you are to others.
Two questions to ponder: How have you been kind to yourself this week? How will you be kind to yourself in the future?
When you share your talent and your dreams with the world, magic happens. Let the magic begin!