Choose Kindness — Why I’m Glad I Did

by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 26, 2015

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A couple of weeks ago, someone was really mad at me.

He was mad at me for something I had no control over. It wasn’t my fault, but he wanted to blame me.

He was unreasonable. He made threats even though I tried to explain that there was nothing I could do.

I tried to not take it personally.

Another nasty email — and I wanted to lay into him and say: “Listen, I don’t have anything to do with this and can’t fix this for you! You are being unreasonable! It’s unfair to blame me!”

But I didn’t.

Even though I wanted to fire back, I stated the facts again, made suggestions, and asked for him to be patient — it would probably all work out.

I went to bed still fuming and worried about the next nasty email I might wake up to.

He apologized the next day for the “misunderstanding.” Someone else had messed up.

I’m glad I chose kindness. Kindness goes a long way.

A few days after that, someone did something nice and unexpected for me, out of the kindness of her heart.

Funny how that works, right?

I can’t shake the feeling that both of those situations are connected.

What do you think?

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

TwoPlusCute March 27, 2015 at 1:27 PM

Inspirational post. It was fortunate you managed keeping your calm.

Here is something to cheer you up. I don’t know if you have already seen this but you have a chair *named after you* now:



Dagmar Bleasdale March 28, 2015 at 10:44 PM

That’s so cool, thanks for letting me know!


Diane March 26, 2015 at 7:44 AM

Kindness always wins! It makes you feel better to be kind then nasty and hopefully shows the other person it pays to be kind! I totally believe your situations are connected. Big believer in Karma!


Dagmar Bleasdale March 26, 2015 at 11:42 AM

Same here, Diane!


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