At their 74-year-old home in Los Angeles, the founders of the eco-awareness website Low Impact Living have been practicing what they preach, making energy-saving improvements and incorporating sustainable and organic materials. The results? Lower bills, a healtheir house, and proof that you can live green without sacrificing style or comfort.
When you can’t be anything else, you can still be kind. No matter how you’re feeling, or what you want to communicate to your friends or spouse, there is always the option to say things kindly and treat them kindly.
Here’s a simple tool for remembering what kindness is all about.
K – Keep a soft heart. If your heart is hardening toward your friend, examine the way you’re choosing to think about their faults and weaknesses.
I – Indulge your friend or spouse every once in a while. Let them have their way.
N – Notice what’s going on in their life. Be attentive and supportive.
D – Decide to be kind, even when you don’t feel like it.
Kindness is like a spa treatment for your friendship, it soothes and calms. It can also improve your friendship.