*excerpted from 'The Love Dare'
(I'm reading it aGAIN!)
Kindness is love in action. If patience is how love reacts in order to minimize a negative circumstance, kindness is how love acts to maximize a positive circumstance. Patience avoids a problem; kindness creates a blessing. One is preventive, the other proactive. These two sides of love are the cornerstones on which many of the other attributes we will discuss are built.
Kindness is broken down into 4 basic core ingredients:
1. Gentleness- never being unnecessarily harsh.
2. Helpfulness- Kindness graces a wife with the ability to serve her husband without worrying about her rights.
3. Willingness- Kindness inspires you to be agreeable. Instead of being obstinate, reluctant, or stubborn, you cooperate, you stay flexible. Rather than complaining & making excuses, you look for reasons to compromise & accomodate.
4.Initiative- The kind wife will be the one who greets first, smiles first, serves first & forgives first. When acting from kindness, you see the need, then make your move. FIRST!