Bold

Conversation with my sister and some friends the other day was around wanting to be braver and bold.

The following morning, the opportunity presented itself in the form of performing a random act of kindness for a stranger.

I was conflicted whether I should write about this as I am not a fan of people doing a random act of kindness and then telling everyone about it.  I think it makes the person who offered kindness look like they are looking for approval or a pat on the back (trust me, I have been guilty of this as has everyone), which shouldn’t be the reason to perform an act of kindness.  So, although I don’t like to seek approval, I wanted to explain that I have this timid-ness, probably deep ingrained in how I have always been, that I often wish I would have been bold enough, but doubt holds me back.  So I am telling you about this one since I had the boldness to go through with it.  It orchestrated itself perfectly in that I couldn’t have been in a more appropriate place for that time.  I jumped in and kindness was spread and I just asked that this stranger pay it forward one day.  The stranger agreed after what felt like was a little assessment at my body language or demeaner if I truly didn’t expect anything in return.

Upon reflection, I did consider maybe my timid-ness isn’t a bad thing or I may be broke (haha, joking), but being the over-thinker that I am, it has held me back from jumping in with kindness when I had really wanted to and then I would kick myself after for not being assertive.

In this scenario, the feeling of being brave enough mattered more to me then the spreading of kindness. Does that make sense? I guess what I mean is, I am fortunate I was able to spread some kindness, while overcoming a fear that has often held me back.  Win- win.

 

p.s. this is the 60th blog post! 60 weeks consecutively 😊 thanks for reading!

Xo,

Devon

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