Squeeze it in each day – Take Time to Be Kind

Be kind


There is never a day when to be kind should be a chore. We need to take a breath, slow it down and be kind to everyone.

Gratitude comes in all shapes and sizes, through wishes grand and miniscule. To share a story, to listen to a friend, to writing a thank you note for a kind act or gift, being grateful does not have to be complicated.

This holiday season I feel lots of different emotions. I am sad and happy and grateful. I miss my Dad who passed away in January. I worry for the stormy, negative conversation that is happening here in our beloved country.

I am happy to see longtime friends, my extended family and cherish my time with my grown kids who will both travel here this month.

Maybe ultimately, it will take one person, one grateful day at a time to help mend this fence between people.

Take time to be kind, to swallow that comment, avoid the confrontation and be grateful to have our health and the ability to do what we love and to love our families.

I am speaking for myself, not preaching or forcing, just suggesting. Be kind to one another, be grateful for all and 2017 will be much, much brighter.

I am grateful to you for reading this and for your support for Adventures of Empty Nesters. It started as an idea and has blossomed in to something special.

I hope your nest is happy regardless of whether it is empty or full, left, right or center.

Self care is very important, so take time for yourself too, make lists of possible adventures and go for it.

Today is a great day to begin a new adventure.

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Happy Monday,


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9 thoughts on “Squeeze it in each day – Take Time to Be Kind”

  1. Love this post in particular. I try to make it a mission to do at least one kind things towards someone else very day. It is not hard. So glad you had a wonderful weekend. Happy holidays!

  2. Thx for putting your thoughts into words for us, Suzanne. I agree with you. People seem to be so judgemental these days. So tense and filled with stress. I live in the country and that helps keep me sane. We all need to get out of the rat race in order to preserve our sanity and realize what is truly important in life. And that is peace and goodwill toward man.

    • Thank you Doreen – yes people are very judgmental and everywhere we turn is negativity. We need to share goodwill to others. Thanks for your comments.

  3. Thanks, Suzanne. I especially liked the reminder that one can swallow a comment…a sign of a mature adult is remembering that because we think something we do not need to say or do it.

    • So true Jo Ann – It seems to me there is a lot of unnecessary talking going on. We all do not have to comment on every single thing we think! Thanks for reading and for your comments.

  4. Hello Suzann

    Nice post. The attitude, of needing to satisfy no one but yourself, is a wonderful liberating part of getting older. I wonder why does it take most of us so long to get this?

    I wish you all the best of luck.


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