“We are all so desperate to be understood, we forget to be understanding.”
What does UNDERSTANDING mean? The definition of UNDERSTANDING is being sympathetically aware of other people’s feelings and needs.
Being UNDERSTANDING is a gift we give to others. As you begin Day 24 of our KINDolutions challenge, UNDERSTANDING will play a BIG PART in how you participate.
Listening is a key part of understanding, when someone is in need the best thing you can offer them is a listening ear. Being aware of what others are going through will make you a kinder person because when you listen generously with patience and caring you make others feel comfortable and safe around you. How often are you in a conversation with someone and when they are speaking you are already thinking about what you are going to say back in your head? That is not a way to be understanding because in those moments you aren’t actually listening to them because you aren’t present, and unless you are present with someone, they will not have the experience like you care. When you improve on your listening skills, you deepen your level of understanding with the people around you.
At www.idareu2bee.com we believe that when we give our time and attention to others and allow them to share anything without the fear of being judged, we know we are being a true friends.
Today we challenge you to do a KINDNESS ASSESSMENT. The assessment is simple and at times you may struggle, yet this is where your MIGHTY COURAGE kicks in.
Do not give up, do not give in for building your kindness superpowers will have you win!
Get Ready, Get Set and GROW forward with your GIGANTIC KIND HEART.
KINDNESS ASSESSMENT DAY 24
- Are you willing to practice being understanding by listening and being present? And acknowledge when you are not present because you are already thinking about your response or have let your mind wander?
If YOU ANSWERED YES, GREAT! Scroll down to STEP 2.
If YOU ANSWERED NO, stay right here and ask yourself this question.
Why are you NOT willing to practice being understanding by practicing listening, and being focused on what the other person is saying?
Think about what may be preventing you from practicing being understanding and giving people your full attention and time when they are with you. This is not easy to do, yet we encourage you to write your answers on a piece of paper or in your journal.
- Write on a piece of paper or in your journal six people you can be more understanding with and why?
- Write out how being understanding can make you a kinder person.
NOW make today the start of practicing being understanding with everyone in your life and witness your life be filled with peace.
Thank you for participating in the Day 23 2023 KINDolution challenge.