Kindness…

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I’m participating in the Kindness Challenge that Niki is hosting at The Richness of a Simple Life.  This is my post for Weeks Four and Five cause I’ve fallen behind a bit.  I’m not sure why this topic is giving me so much trouble.  Perhaps it’s because I’m usually a really kind person anyway, so there’s so little room for improvement 😉 ?

(Hubby is shaking his head, no, that’s not it!)

So I have tried to be really kind and appreciate all the kindness around me in the blogosphere these past few weeks. Let me give you a couple of examples:

This is an exchange that took place with my new friend Robert over at Levishedated and his post on Adam and Eve.

Me:   I’m thinking you might have too much time on your hands😀

Robert:  Oh I’m so glad that you put a big, fat, hairy smiley face at the end of that because I was just about to burst into tears!😀

Me:  Yes, the international symbol for I can say anything I want, even if it’s borderline mean or condescending, but I was just KIDDING!

Robert:  Hahaha – you’re priceless!:)

Me:  Thank you!  You, too!

There, did you see how kind we were to each other, and funny to boot?

No, well, here’s another example with Fictional Kevin at his post, I Miss You:

Me:  You’re such a sweet man!

Fictional Kevin:  Awwwwwww

Me:  Well, not to me, obviously…

Fictional Kevin:  I am a sweet guy. Sometimes sarcasm is how I let you know I love you, Diane.

Me:  Of course, like when boys chase you and pull your hair! Or like my brothers (all of you) treat me everyday, you know, noogies and stuff

See, can you feel the love and kindness yet?  No, you say?

Well, how about this one between me and Drew, The Lonely Author:

Me:   It’s so hard to be a Chicago sports fan lately (except maybe the Cubs this year!)   But all all my New York friends are such PITAs about their teams and I very unfairly lumped you in there:)

Drew: That was unfair. I am honest about my teams. Jets haven’t won since 1969. My Yankees stink. My Ranger are pretty good. Now, don’t talk to me about the cheating Patriots or Red Sox, then I lose my head.

Me:  I know and I’m sorry!  OMG we’re not breaking up over sports, are we??

Drew:  NEVER lol Smooches

Me: Whew!  Mwah ❤

See how kind and loving that was?  And I learned not to discuss sports or call New Yorkers PITAs!

And finally, my very talented friend Sandra at What Sandra Thinks has been so kind to let everyone know  – over and over and over😀 – that today is her birthday so please stop over at her blog (if you’re over 18) and wish her a happy day!!  Yay!!

Did you see how I added the big smiley face to let Sandra know I was JUST KIDDING?

~Diane D.

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46 responses

  1. Hahaha Love this. You are one of the kindest and sweetest persons I have met here in Blogworld. I am so happy that we met. And while we are taling sports I need your Cubbies to beat the Mets. As a Yankees fan I am getting abused over here.

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    1. Man, I’d like to see that, too!

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  2. Kindness seems to unlock doors…. 😉 Hugs!

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    1. Thanks, I love my blogging buddies!

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  3. You forgot to mention that leaving links for all those blogs was a huge kindness on your part! BIG TIME! 😀

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    1. Thank you, and quite a lot of trouble, too! Look how far I’ve come since we were in Blogging 101 together. I didn’t even know linking a post meant, lol

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      1. Ha! We’ve come a long way, baby!

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  4. I always take all this stuff so deadly serious. Your writing is just the thing to gain perspective.

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    1. Thank you! Sometimes when I try to be serious, I just can’t do it, but I appreciate when others can!

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  5. your too sweet !!!! and we all do need to be a little kinder to each other:)

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    1. Thank you, a little more kindness would go a long way I think!

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  6. I am so happy I opened my READER and read your post!! Lovely and thanks for the laughs😊

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    1. Oh, thanks, I’m glad you liked it. I love to find the humor in things!

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  7. Oh my that was hilarious!! I take issue with Drew The Lonely Author though…I’m a Patriots fan!! So I hope the Mets win, no offense to your Cubbies!! 🙂 See what I did there…I added that Smiley face you talked about and your right it does make whatever you say seem better!! hee hee…

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  8. Aww, Diane, you’re so sweet. And hilarious. I’m sorry I’m only getting to this post just now. I had to eat cake to the point of near explosion… and I am going to need actual real caffeinated coffee… at 9pm… because I’m sooo tired. I have a little cake-regret. Will I have a cake-over in the morning? How do I fix that? More cake? You know I’m only ridiculous and pathetic about my birthday because of my other life, right? 🙂 Thank you so much for your kindness… 🙂

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    1. Love ya, babe! And I loved all your birthday posts ( I would have no room to talk, I wrote about mine for the entire month of April!) 🙂

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      1. Oh yeah! That’s right! I am an idiot… because I have to post something the kids gave me… so there’s going to be another one! Everyone’s going to think I’m nuts!

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      2. You can write for the whole month of June, you deserve it!

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      3. Oh, I don’t know about that! Let me tell you — my day was really… I don’t even know… weird? A few good things… a few terrible things… and normal stuff mixed in.

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      4. Aww, I was hoping it was a celebration!

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      5. I’m not really sure what it was…

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      6. I’m sorry. You’re probably crashing after your sugar high now 🙂

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      7. Something’s crashing! It may be my brain…!

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  9. You’re wonderful for spreading the kindness. To me, kindness doesn’t take a lot of work — but it can create big benefits. And you should be proud of the Cubs, since they’re kicking butt this year 🙂

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    1. Thank you! We’re so afraid to hope, but it seems like this might be our year!

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  10. Getting to this late, but great post! Yes, being kind in the blogosphere leads to such great friendships and interaction! Fun stuff! 😂

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    1. Thanks, Meg, it has been fun!

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  11. What a great post! You had me smiling through all of it!! 😃

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    1. Thank you, I love the new blogging friends I’ve made here and I’m glad if I can make people smile and have fun!

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  12. Love this Diane. So much kindness right here on this page and in the blogosphere in general. You’re such a wonderful friend, spreading the love. Go girl. xo 🙂

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    1. Aww, thanks, I do like my blogging friends a lot! And I like to make people smile 🙂

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      1. Aren’t you gorgeous. You do it very well! 🙂

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  13. You are a sweetheart! I loved this Diane! Was out on the road and could not read it on my phone well, love it!

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    1. Oh, thank you, I do love blogging and my friends here!

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      1. We went to see the babies and help out, so on my way home I read this and just laughed and smiled!

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  14. Great post, it made me laugh! You are always spreading kindness here on WordPress!

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    1. Aww, thanks, I enjoy having fun with my blogging friends!

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