NOT A QUESTION TODAY, BUT A CHALLENGE.  Topic #73:. Grab the nearest book (or website) to you right now. Jump to paragraph 3, second Sentence. Write it in a post. Bonus: Make up a sentence to follow the first one, but make it go in an entirely different direction that the actual book or website does.

Well, I was editing my writing and used it for this challenge.  Didn’t like the challenge at all initially, but then was able to move in a different direction and that is always useful. Here is how I dealt. The first sentence was the one from what I was writing.

Being kind to others almost always gets repaid with kindness. We need positive connections to others, and kindness builds connections. Then again there are times kindness weakens and sometimes severs  or connections.  Have you noticed that happening?  Most often it has to do with the other person’s perceptions: it is a sad fact but true that some people are suspicious of kindness, they look every gift horse in its mouth and wonder what the other wants in turn.

And of course there are those who take advantage of kindness and either see it as their due and fail to reciprocate even with a thank you.  Balance is definitly needed.

e kind, but also  self protective.   It is not kindness to be the one always giving in a relationship; other people need an opportunity to practice kindness by giving to you.  Some of us don’t let others give and that is unkind.

At the same time  should another  prove incapable of  giving back, your kindness might not be wasted, but you do need to wonder ad seek a better balance. .  As  I have to live with me, I prefer being kind,  whether reciprocated or not, it just feels better to me.  At the same time I do try to be somewhat  self protective.   You need to do the same.  Stay strong.

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