A line in the sand

kindness sandOK then, I know you are most likely taking nice deep breaths in order to cope with the rancor and shouting and bad news of the day. Some of you are going on a media fast. Some are tuning out in other ways, from Pokemon Go, to a bit of extra wine or chocolate on your menu, or hours on Facebook or Pinterest or Instagram and where did the time go...?

So, of course, I had to come up with another way to cope, seeing how my deep breaths and extra pieces of chocolate didn't always work: I'm drawing a line in the sand. Yup. I'm creating a healthy boundary that actually works to help me cope with and even thrive amongst the yuck.

Being kind whenever I can seems like spitting in the wind sometimes--a strong hot wind, if you get my drift. The hot air of politics and media gone wild can really make my small acts of kindness seem inconsequential. Yet...

I also admit to my unwillingness to be blown over or my relationships blown apart by the winds of change. And I figure: being kind does not hurt anyone at any time. So no side effects--well actually, maybe a few: Tears from a lady who received a Zumba t-shirt that didn't fit me but I thought would look great on her, or the hug I got from the guy who's credit card I just witnessed him drop after he left a bank machine. Or even the inner smile I have when I do a random act of kindness. As I say, no bad side effects.

Try it out. Some pals and I are committing to 2 random acts of kindness a day. You can join us. maybe we can let some fresh air breeze into all the hot air and clear away the yuck. Just maybe....
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By the way, there are some new doings breezing into my offerings, starting late September. I am finally putting some structure around an educational program for those of you asking for spiritual mentoring and tools. The Soul Guidance Program is a 3 part series of instruction and networking with other spiritually oriented folks. Tools, connection, how-tos, and even a training for trainers-- to say I am excited about this is putting it mildly. Stay tuned!

While I'm putting this together, you can actually help in the process, if you'd like: Answer this question: If you've been a student or client of mine, what was something I offered or said that you use time and again?
Thank you for your reply.

And be kind--especially to yourself.
Kindly,
Elke

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