It is possible to be kind and strong at the same time. I know this, because I am kind and strong. I am the furthest thing from a pushover. I am as kind as the situation allows. However, I keep my own best interests in mind.
I am an excellent example that kindness and weakness are separate qualities. I am kind, but I also have the strength to look out for myself. I avoid allowing others to take advantage of me.
I am willing to help others, but I maintain my self-respect and still make myself a priority.
There is a limit to how much I am willing to sacrifice in order to be kind. I have limits, and I maintain them. I know that I am important, and I treat myself accordingly.
I try to give others what they need, rather than what they want. This can be challenging, because the other person is often upset. But I know this to be the best course of action.
I keep the long-term picture in mind when I make decisions to be kind to others.
Today, I am being as kind as I can be while still maintaining my self-respect. I help others, but I refuse to allow anyone to use me. I am kind, strong, and respectful to everyone, including myself.
- When has my kindness worked against me? How can I avoid having this happen again in the future?
- Who needs my kindness? How can I best be kind to this person?
- In what areas of my life do I need to be tougher? What would I gain from this?