Kindness Challenge 1- Self-kindness.

What a week it has been. This time last week my MIL was admitted to the ER before we could say “jack Robinson” she had to undergo a life-threatening surgery.It all came suddenly,one minute it was just a call, the next minute in the theatre room. But thanks be to God who always causes us to triumph in His name.

She is out of danger now and gradually recuperating. The whole experience made me see another aspect of me that I didn’t know was really there. All through the ordeal of taking my mother in law for different medical tests, and scans and routine checks to ascertain what prognosis was.

I pondered  on all the events,this past week. Now she is staying with us until she recuperates 100%. I saw myself going  out of my way as a daughter in law,to take care of my Mother-in-law in ways that even her own children were overwhelmed at the extent of my care. I remember telling them, she is my mother, I will do the same for my own mother too regardless!

I learnt and discovered much more than before that I could go the extra mile for someone else in need and helpless,because somewhere in my DNA, I do not like to be in pain or be helpless. The compassion I felt for “grandma” as we call her was because I couldn’t bear to see her in pain because I didn’t like to be in pain too. That feeling triggered  an action that has made me earn a lot of respect and admiration from my In-Laws.

I saw the manifestation of my self-kindness in the eye of my Mother-In-Law. Even though I am perceived as the ‘no-nonsense’, ‘tell-it-as-it-kind’ of person,I am amazed at this side of me that came to the surface because of the health challenge of my children’s ‘nana’.

Kindness comes in many different ways, but the truth of the matter is that it always comes from the heart.

The heart of kindness is love.

The love overwhelmed  with joy

The joy that comes with the passage of time

Kindness makes me patient with me

It makes me patient with the world.

If I can show love and be patient  with me 

Then I can show the same to others

Self -kindness is me loving and being in sync with who I am

That’s why I can show it to others,

Withholding nothing!

revofkindness

 

 

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Niki
    May 15, 2016 @ 16:19:00

    I’m so glad to hear that she is doing better. It’s amazing that this brought out something within you that you didn’t even realize was there!

    I love the definition of kindness at the end, what a beautiful reflection of what being kind and mindful means. I can definitely see the song writer in you there 😉

    Looking forward to what week 2 brings!

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  2. jacquelineobyikocha
    May 15, 2016 @ 16:55:30

    Thank God that she was taken care of asap. It can be hectic but God is always in control. I agree that kindness emanates from the heart. Lovely post.

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  3. oneta hayes
    May 16, 2016 @ 02:27:21

    This compassion and patience is a nice thing to discover in oneself. I’m sure it is accompanied by dependability and loyalty. Thanks for sharing.

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