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Stay Calm ~ Practice Kindness

August 7th, 2014

Okay, we all know that it's a stressful time...2 hurricanes AND an earthquake!  WTH right!?!  As we find ourselves waiting in longer lines to fill up our tanks of gas, or at the grocery store (Costco/Sam's Club/wherever), now is a good time as any to get pissed off at the person that cut you off for that parking space that you were waiting for...or to get impatient at the retired aunty in front of you at the cash register who is talking stories with the cashier about the hurricanes, etc. when you are running late for your dentist appointment and you're thinking..."will you just hurry it along already?"    Take a breath...put a smile on your face and just go with it.   Why make your blood pressure go up over something that you have no control over?

While listening to the radio this morning on my way to work (Hawaiian 105.1)...Billy V and Mele were talking about an act of kindness that Mele heard about from a friend.  Mele was shopping at Longs and her friend mentioned that she was shopping for the kupuna that live near her...since they don't drive, she figured she'd take it upon herself to buy them some supplies.  Now if that didn't just make me stop in my tracks and just say "awwww" hearing about stuff like this!  Totally raises my faith in humanity...

Of course, take care of you and yours...AND if you see someone in need, reach out and help them out too!  Don't expect anything in shouldn't do things to get something in return...aiyah!

Be safe out there my friends!

2 Responses to “Stay Calm ~ Practice Kindness”

  1. MrE:

    Thank you for writing this. Very touching, and I needed the reminder to relax and keep things in perspective!

  2. Kathy Goo:

    MrE ~ Yeah, it's so easy to get wrapped up in the moment and get stressed out and grouchy. Best to put the good foot forward.