When I had the idea for this blog, it never occurred to me that some people would react negatively. I thought of it as my own personal social experiment. What would I learn in a year? What would my kids learn? Would I actually stick with the plan?
That’s why this unnamed person’s comment took me off guard. I mean who’s against kindness, right?
“It’s a little braggy.”
“What? My blog?”
“Well, yeah. You’re just going to write about all the nice things you do for other people for a year?”
I mean I’m nice, but I’m not that nice. I was NOT feeling kindness and benevolence at that particular moment. I mean, is she worried people will think I’m the nicer sister? Oh, did I give it away?
To clarify, it was never my intention to shout to the world, “Look at me! Look at how kind I am! How thoughtful!” This shouldn’t be a one-way conversation. I want to hear from you. I only want to spark a conversation on how to become more kind. I'm looking for ideas.
My husband, the voice of reason in our house, suggested I turn her comment on its face and make her the recipient of my random kindness. And I will. But not today.
Today I baked brownies for a friend who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
And to my sister, I want you to know they were the chewiest, most chocolaty, most AWESOME brownies ever. They may even have medicinal powers of healing.