Kill Them with Kindness

Inevitably we will all encounter people in our lives that just don’t get us. We are all different and it makes the world a very interesting place, but sadly, not everyone will like us and dare I say that some people will really dislike us. Sometimes it is for our views on politics and religion and sometimes it is just for the way we dress ourselves. My point is that it’s okay. I always, almost always follow my mom’s rule and try my best to greet these people with my same smile and a sincere hello. My mom always told me to “Kill them with kindness”. I find it works best. Besides, what’s the worst that can happen? Maybe they might actually start to “get you”. Maybe they might even become your friend.
One of my closest friends, Sarah, has been my dear friend for 25 years and she was one of the girls that didn’t “get me”. She was one year older in school than me and she automatically didn’t like me because I was a cheerleader. She told me later that she thought that I was “fake” because I smiled all the time. I still laugh about this with her. If fate had not put us in a situation where she needed help and no one else was around, we may have never become friends. But fate intervened and I am so glad it did. It reminds me to keep an open mind when I meet new people and keep smiling. You may just find a friend for life. And isn’t it a good way to live? Even our closest friends need to be lifted sometimes. Kill them all with kindness!

PS Mr. Sugarbears is very happy after a weekend of hugs.

12 thoughts on “Kill Them with Kindness

  1. It took me a long time to learn this lesson, Shannon. I try to be nice to everyone now, but I don’t know how many bad seeds I sowed by not being nice for as long as I was. I am such a pathetically slow learner………..

    1. I can’t imagine you being anything but nice, but I have sowed plenty of bad seeds myself. I am still trying to transplant some of those little seedlings I planted long ago. We are just imperfect humans dang it. πŸ™‚

  2. I am not so good at doing this is certain situations with certain people in my life. Thank you for the reminder. This was a great read. My grandmother also said” honey attracts more bees” I guess this is the same concept?

  3. Hey, and if you can’t kill with kindness, a sharp blow to the back of the head will do the trick. At least that’s what I have found. πŸ˜‰

    BTW, you smile doesn’t look one bit fake to me. You look like a naturally happy person! Perky even. Hmmm….

  4. I don’t know how I missed this post, Shannon. Can I tell you that I say that all the time to my kids!!! They get mad at me and tell me that it does not work but I keep insisting. It’s worked magic for me! Keep Smiling!

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