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Janine Davis

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Today is Friday the 13th. Also known as a day for creepy, wicked and evil. I’d prefer to keep it on the more positive  and embrace World Kindness Day. With all the doom and gloom in the world today, I think it’s the perfect time to put some joy into the universe. Here are my top 10 ways to ‘BE KIND.’

  1. Start with yourself. I’m learning to give kindness, I have to be kind to myself. I always start each day with ‘me time.’ And that’s 15-20 minutes in complete silence. Just breathing.
  2. Pray more. As I begin each day. it’s necessary for me to have devotional time. It’s sets the tone for the rest of my day.
  3. Move my body. As I get older, the simple fact is I’ve got to exercise. It doesn’t seem too ‘kind’ at first, but my heart will thank me later.
  4. Drink more water. A trainer once told me to think about my cells that move oxygen and blood through my body so it can operate. And then imagine you taking a shower after a workout. When you drink water, it’s like a shower for cells. A good rule of thumb: drink half your body weight in ounces. (If I’m 140 lbs. then I need at least 70 ounces of water each day).
  5. Serve more. I’ve learned that the meaning of life really isn’t about ME. It’s ME serving others. So, I may drop off food at the pantry or continue mentoring a young lady. Or volunteer to make phone calls for a nonprofit organization.
  6. Treat a family member or friends. It does my heart well to do ‘little things’ for my family or friends. I may buy groceries for my mom without her asking.
  7. Communicate thankfulness. There’s nothing like ‘hearing’ or ‘reading’ from someone that you matter. It’s always a nice surprise when I get a nice note from family or a friend, just saying hello and checking in.
  8. Forgive more. There are times when I just need to say “I’m sorry” and mean it.
  9. Apologize more. Holding on to grudges don’t make you kind. It just makes you bitter.
  10. Smile more. I always try to make a point to enter a room with a smile. I’ve learned even on radio, people can hear you smile.