HOW TO BEST HONOR DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR – A HYPNOTIZING FORCE FOR GOOD

King inspired us, and now the haters darken his memories. Stop hate from joining King’s quest for justice by practicing Deliberate Kindness.
Go Beyond Random Kindness
This  story was told at an Alternatives to Violence Project  workshop.  It demonstrates the power of kindness. On her way home from shopping after work one evening, a woman heard footsteps following her.
Then someone was right behind her almost breathing down her neck. turned, smiled and thrust her shopping bag in to the hands of a young man and said cheerfully, “Thank you so much for being there, I didn’t think I would make it home without help. This bag is just too heavy for me to manage.”
He walked her home, left her at the door, and walked away with a bemused smile on his face.
Here’s a link to  similar story by Terry Dobson of how kindness brought a violent drunk to calm.
WARNING: A few hypnotized by hate are not turned away by kindness, but spurred on.  Why I always suggest two other tools for staying safe.
The first: Get a dog,  and if you live where you are might be the subject of violence, or a break-in,  a trained guard dog works best.  I could walk the mean streets of the Bronx after dark because I had a mean looking dog at my side.
The second: Take a self-defense coouse from a Peace Dojo. Here is a link to an article from my personal Peace Dojo.   and here is a link to Peace Dojo’s International 
Sadly, violence seems to be growing and not in ways, King would want. What to do? Keeping doing all you can to protest injustice, but do so peacefully.

Parenting tipS

Teaching kindness to children

A WARNING AND FINAL PARENTING TIP:  Practicing kindness toward bullies is best done from a position of strength and self confidence.  Self-defense training builds such strengths.  See the links above.

IMPROVE YOUR THINKING SKILLS

Apply this WordPress daily prompt –to today’s post.  Re-springing Your Step:  Tell us about the last experience you had that left you feeling fresh, energized, and rejuvenated. What was it that had such a positive effect on you?

See my answer  at the bottom of this post.

Thank you for all you do

Keep working to  stay strong,  I work hard to do the same as life is often difficult, relationships painful, dreams lost.  Staying strong  and practicing the Daily Twelve Emotional Fitness Exercises keeps  me  better able to practice deliberate kindness.

Katherine

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 MY ANSWER TO IMPROVE YOUR THINKING SKILLS

Re-springing my steps:  The spring in my steps comes easiest when my efforts to practice deliberate kindness lights up someone else’s face or makes them laugh.  My face also glows when I see someone has liked or commented on one of my posts. Deliberate Kindness is gift you give yourself.

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  2. I’m a little confused at the point of Martin Luther King day. Yeah kindness and love are beating hate in the world. If it weren’t we would have a functioning society. I think there is a naive feel to this article. There are more terrible things done by people who just don’t care. No one can make them care either. I think that people should be weary of putting too much effort into positivity as there are diminishing returns that are significant.

Agree or disagree, comments are always welcomed.