Practicing Kindness {A Self-care Strategy}

Rachel

Hi! I’m Rachel, the founder of socialworkcommunity.com. I’ve been a social worker for over 10 years, mostly within the field of child welfare. I hope together we can make socialworkcommunity.com a safe place for social workers to gather, connect, and inspire one another! Thanks for being part of this community!

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14 Responses

  1. This is absolutely fantastic, I love random acts of kindness and just kindness in general. Thank you for writing this <3, sharing!

  2. Raynee says:

    I love this! Just the other day I was walking downstairs (I live on the third floor) with my 9 year old stepson, both my hands full and underarms packed with things. A young man, probably 12, asked if what I was carrying was a bag of trash. I told him yes and he said, “I’ll take that to the trash for you.” Wow!! Thank you!
    There was more than one lesson that stood out for me. If a young man in today’s world can offer a act of kindness to a complete stranger, so can I! It restored my faith in his generation when typically I have already prejudged them as neighborhood kids “looking for trouble” because I live right outside Seattle. It was a beautiful lesson for my stepson to witness. Although his dad and I raise him to be helpful, a gentleman and kind through example, he has a very “I’m entitled” attitude. Even though his hands were empty, he never offered to help carry the trash. I hope he felt something when the young man offered.
    It was something small, but it meant something to me and it restored my faith in his generation which may be a lesson in itself. Thank you to the young man I did not know and thank you for the reminders in this article. We all CAN make a difference. 🙂

    • Rachel says:

      Thank you Raynee–great story share and agreed, it’s totally in those small acts of kindness that a positive difference is made!

  3. Rhonda Swan says:

    What a great post. We do need to be able to love ourselves. Keep up the great work here and Live Unstoppable!

  4. This is such an great post! Thank you for sharing because we all need a little (or a lot) of kindness in our lives. I appreciate the work you do, and I look forward to staying in the conversation.

  5. Chasa says:

    This is great! My friend and I would always leave post its with cute sayings on people’s windshields in parking lots. I also started leaving post its inside my work in random places because I worked retail. It does make you feel better, especially when I would see someone walk up to the counter with the sticky note or when my co-workers started talking about them and they had no idea it was me. 🙂

  6. Megan says:

    This is a lovely perspective. and I’ve also found it to be true. Kindness make us feel better about who we are, and we begin to recognize that we’re as worthy of our kindness as anyone else.

  1. September 13, 2016

    […] last deeper dive post from my original Top 10…so far I’ve done a deeper dive into Gratitude, Kindness, Mindfulness, Time with Friends (who fill your cup), Healthy Eating and Exercise, and Developing a […]

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