I was thinking the other day about the fact that I used to smoke. I guess every now and then the thought crosses my mind. I hope that I would never choose to go down that road again but when the thought came up this time I wondered, “how did I start smoking?” It is not as though one day I woke up and decided that this would be the day that I would take on a most destructive habit and every day after that I would reconfirm my commitment to destroying my health. I think this habit came on more sub- or un- conscious than that. Now with my awareness piqued, I wonder what other habits that I have taken on without giving it much thought. I am certain that there are a few.
It really does come down to consciousness and mindfulness. What I put my attention on grows in importance in my life. My decision to quit smoking was a very conscious and very mindful decision and I reconfirm that decision every day with a deep breath and “thank you.”
Kindness is the same type of habit that can be built. Start in the mirror with a simple kind word, “good morning beautiful!” See how it feels. Try it out on other people. “Hello, Gorgeous!”
Today, I recognize that all of the energy in the Universe that feels in-line with my happiness exists in a smile. I realize that I have the power to shine that energy into the world and watch it reflect back to me. I commit to making kindness my everyday habit. I am so grateful to know that I have this power to change the world. I AM the change I want to see in the world. I AM Kind. I AM Love.