DAY 2 Love is Kind
The dare for today is "In addition to saying nothing negative, do at least one unexpected gesture as an act of kindness."
The passage says that patience is how love reacts to situations and kindness is an action; one is preventative and the other is proactive. It is so interesting to hear this put this way. I always tell my students that not just in physics but in life, for every action, there is a reaction. How you react to things can make all the difference, but if you plant seeds of kindness to start with, it can be even more powerful.
I haven't really seen Matt today except for a few brief moments this morning before I ran out the door to go to work. It is now after 9pm, hopefully he comes home soon! I have had several interactions with him via, e-mail, text, and Facebook message, all have been pleasant, but I am unsure as to how to surprise him with kindness. He actually just walked through the door and handed me a nice treat! He was the one that has surprised me with kindness today.
I still have a little bit of time left before bed. Maybe I will go make his lunch for tomorrow so we don't have to scramble to find something in the morning. Showing kindness doesn't have to be a major production, sometimes its the little things that go a long way.
Final word, be kind, folks and have patience. Continue to work on these on a daily basis and see how your world changes.