Let’s all raise a glass to kindness, shall we? 🥂❤️
I think all of us have had those moments where kindness has found us when we needed it the most. Sometimes in those moments we know we need it, whereas in other moments we don’t know JUST how much we needed it until we are experiencing it in the moment and are flooded with emotion by the gesture.
For me, these emotional moments of kindness find me when I am at my most vulnerable. When I am almost feeling naked and fully exposed to the world. For example: I vividly remember Lucy’s 6 week check-up with her pediatrician. I was struggling so badly with breastfeeding and feeling intense shame. I burst into tears at the appointment, practically reaching for the sterile paper on the examination table to wipe my tears. I will always remember the kindness that Lucy’s doctor gave to me in that moment. She hugged me. Told me formula was ok, “fed is best” and that she was exclusively formula-fed and, while chuckling said, “and I think I turned out ok!” 💕
I experienced a similar moment today. I had to make myself vulnerable and share a piece of myself with someone else as I told them about something I am struggling with. I will never forget how kind this person was to me and how overwhelmed I still am, even after the moment, by the support. They know who they are. ❤️
My favorite quote is: “Be kind. For everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” Always be kind. And if this post has made you think of someone who provided you with a safe place or offered you kindness when you were at your most vulnerable, perhaps this is an opportunity to tell them about the impact they had on you in that moment.