Have we become a nation of ill mannered beasts? When is it okay to get on a stage and steal someone else's thunder by being an obnoxious boor? I would like to see "Kanye" go head to head with one of his fellow rappers and pull a stunt like that...Taylor Swift won an award...it was her moment whether everyone agrees or not. I have even heard various stories of the outburst being staged...hmm. Is this just a cover up for bad behavior? South Carolina has been in the midst of a media feeding frenzy with Representative Wilson's outburst in Congress. It is rude to disrespect the office of the President. Representative Wilson APOLOGIZED to President Obama. Enough Said. Can we all move on with our lives now?
I hear children, yes children, using language that would make one's ears BLEED. Driving is an hazardous occupation at best with all the road rage. When did Please, Thank you and Excuse me become obsolete? When did it become okay to let a door shut in some one's face. Is common courtesy a thing of the distant past?
I started my own kindness rebellion (sounds like an oxymoron)...we have NO idea what is happening in any one's life on any given day...being a little gentler and kinder matters. I laugh and smile often...excessively often...I hold doors, return shopping carts, smile at frazzled people and speak to them even if someone yells at me or looks at me as if I have grown two heads.
Yes, I, too have my not so proud moments when I loose my temper and exhibit rudeness. Case in point...trying to pull into a parking lot of a local store and the person in front of you is clueless and the rear end of your car is in the street with oncoming traffic...as you are "fussing" and "carrying on" the person gets out of their car and apologizes for being lost...
I joke when I say something inappropriate such as..."did I say that out loud"? However it is really not a joke and society in general has lost the filter mechanism on communication. You do not need to SAY everything you are thinking.
The wicked witch of the West had a house dropped on her...let us not wait for a house to drop to be more aware of our language and actions. Kindness always matters. People are hurting everywhere...BE the answer to their prayers not the problem!
Join me and start your own personal Kindness Crusade!