Think Only Kind Thoughts

Flamingoes and Storks

What’s up with the kind thoughts?

Certainly a picture of flamingos and storks leads me to think kind thoughts.

I had a lady tell me I needed daily affirmations in my life. I was in line at a coffee shop and a lady took what seemed like three years to give her order and then seemed surprised that she had to pay. The lady in front of me hearing me sigh and turning back to see me roll my eyes stated “You need affirmations in your life”.

Apparently she uses them and they help her deal with things that used to bother her. She carried on about how they had changed her life until it was her turn to order. I felt like I had been cornered by a religious sect that usually shows up on your doorstep. When she stepped up to order I thought “Hallelujah!”

Later that night I found myself googling daily affirmations. OH MY GOODNESS there are affirmations for everything! Whatever ails you, whatever you want to manifest in your life, whatever you are trying to get over there is an affirmation for that. I looked through several sites and found one that seemed sort of like an affirmations for beginners.

The site had a list of suggested affirmations. I wondered do we say them out loud? Are we suppose to chant them? Do we repeat them? How many times? Okay so I have a few questions about how all this works and also are we suppose to say the same ones everyday? Or find a new one and kinda dwell on a new topic each day like a daily devotional reading.

Anyway I totally lost track of the last paragraph. The first affirmation the site recommended was “Think Only Kind Thoughts”.

Hmmm that’s a nice idea but not gonna happen. Who can think only kind thoughts? I roll my eyes a lot and it’s not at kind thoughts. It’s usually because I think someone is being a twat. Do people who think only kind thoughts ever laugh because I’m thinking about it and most things I laugh at are not kind thoughts. I often think unkind thoughts and laugh to myself. Unless I’m among friends I try to keep my unkind thoughts to myself and don’t share with strangers. I’m happy to  wait and email my friends when I get home.

I do consider myself a kind person, I think I think I am generally a very good person. I just know that through the course of a typical day there are going to be thoughts in my head that will not be kind, I will judge other people, I will berate other people in my mind, I will roll my eyes because somebody has violated something that I think should be a social norm.

Perhaps I’ll try to keep my thoughts more on the kind side, maybe for every unkind thought I find myself thinking I’ll try to balance it with something thoughtful and understanding.

Or not. . . maybe this isn’t the right affirmation for me.