Updated: Aug 1
Stop being nice and be kind instead!
Being kind to someone or something means that the only thing on your mind is another person's well-being. "Niceness" is usually something we do to make ourselves feel better.
"𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒊𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒄𝒖𝒛 𝒊𝒇 𝑰 𝒂𝒎 𝒏𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝒐𝒓 𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒅 𝒊𝒕 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆𝒔 𝒎𝒆 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒍 𝒈𝒐𝒐𝒅!?!"
If you held the door open for someone and said, "Good morning!" and they just walked in and ignored you and you got angry or offended, THAT is being 'nice'.
Kindness means you held that door open with no expectations other than you wanted to do something kind. Kindness means you held that door open, said good morning, and walked in behind the person without it bothering you that they said nothing.
If you follow this page or are in our private group, then you must already want to be a kind person and are working on ways to bring that truth to fruition. Being an eclectic green witch, means you are attracted to 'green' ways.
Green witches acknowledge magick in the most mundane things and they are usually in tune with and use nature to help aid and accomplish their spell workings and basic day to day living. Green witches are known as healers, protectors and give blessings to those in need.
If you love and respect the world around you, you will not abuse it. That same respect should be extended to people and all living things you meet daily. With this understanding comes a sense of great responsibility. This makes you a protector, a guardian, if you will. With those titles comes kindness.
Being kind does not always come easy, but with some practice, and an awareness of it, it will become easier with time. Like anything else in life, the more you practice it, the better you will become at it.
In today's world, we are all guilty of not showing kindness, compassion, or patience. It's my job as a teacher/mentor/leader to provide insight on living a witchy life, to the best of our abilities, so that we may grow, become kinder, practice patience, and have more compassion for our community.
How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you. There are opportunities every single day to be kind. Will you use your powers for ‘niceness’ or for Kindness?