Decemeber 10

December 10 – Wisdom Wisdom. What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out? (Author: Susannah Conway)

Treat people with lovingkindness. This sounds all grand. Perhaps it makes me seem like a saint. Or a buddhist. Or silly. But it is just one more version of the golden rule. Really, I thought about how I want to treat my daughters: with love and kindness and compassion. I want to treat them nicely even when they drive me crazy. So when people who are not my kids push my buttons, sometimes I manage to think of how I act toward my children when I am my very best self. Then I act accordingly.

This, of course, doesn’t always work. Just today it totally did not. I lost it on the woman with all the rules at the big office. Sigh. But when it does work? People really soak up the love. They seem like big house cats curling up in the sun, happy, content and shining in all that good light. Lovingkindness is well worth the effort.

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