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Dec 25, 2018

The secret to love is kindness -- a very simple concept that many people tend to overlook. Take a closer look at your relationships, for example. When was the last time you made coffee for your husband or gave your wife a back rub?


When was the last time you were present and available to listen to what your children had to say?


When was the last time you did an unexpected good deed for someone you don’t know just because you want to be kind?


When was the last time you made a conscious effort to pay attention to your tone and attitude when expressing your feelings or a different point of view?


Today, I share how to be kind to the people in your relationships -- to your spouse, children, even to strangers. I explain the difference between being nice and being kind, the impact that a parent’s kindness can have on their children’s character, and the significance of being kind to yourself. I also emphasize the roles that your tone and body language play in showing kindness to others and yourself as well as some actionable tips on showing kindness to the people in your relationships.


“Research has shown that kindness along with emotional stability is the most important predictor of satisfaction and stability in a marriage.” - Pripo Teplitsky


This week on Relationships! Let’s Talk About It:


  • Why it is often hard for kindness to thrive.
  • Why I believe people are not more kind to others.
  • How being kind to yourself allows you to be more kind to others.
  • Small acts of kindness you can do for yourself.
  • Showing kindness by owning up to an unkind act.
  • The best situation to practice kindness.
  • Factors at the root of extreme niceness.
  • The difference between being nice and being kind.
  • How my wife has been a continuous inspiration of being kind to oneself.
  • How openness, seeking positive attributes and giving them the benefit of the doubt are powerful signs of love and kindness.
  • Telltale signs that you’re not kind in the relationship.
  • The importance of your tone and intention.
  • Why people can take your text messages the wrong way.
  • Choosing between leaving a voicemail versus texting emotional content.
  • Why you should make it a priority to spend time with your spouse.
  • The “hypocrisy of kindness” parents are not aware they’re doing.
  • How to show kindness through body language.
  • An inspiring story about showing small acts of kindness to strangers.
  • How the “little things” show small acts of kindness.
  • How holding your tongue or holding back on things you want to say can be a small act of kindness.
  • Quick tips on showing kindness to your spouse every day.
  • One of the kindest acts a person can do.
  • How being rude, hurtful, and mean destroys trust and intimacy in your relationships.
  • Reflective questions parents can ask themselves to check if they are kind to their children.
  • Things parents can do to show kindness to their children.
  • The direct correlation between the parent’s kindness towards their children and having kind children.
  • Why moving away from talkaholics is considered a kind act to yourself.


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