Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ has als forgiven you. -Ephesians 4:32
From the book:
"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 one. Patience avoids a problem; kindness creates a blessing."
Kindness has 4 basic components:
Gentleness- being careful how you treat you spouse. Tender, sensitive.
Helpfulness- Being kind means you meet the needs of the moments. If it's laundry, you wash. If a friend needs a listening ear, you listen, etc.
Willingness- Kindness inspires you to be agreeable. Rather than complaining or making excuses, you compromise and accommodate. Cooperate, stay flexible.
Initiative- Kindness thinks ahead, then takes the first step. The kind spouse is the first to smile, greet, smooch, forgive...
"Love in it's truest sense is not based on feelings. Rather, love determines to show thoughtful actions even when there seems to be no reward. You will never learn to love until you learn to demonstrate kindness"
Day 2's dare
In addition to saying nothing negative to your spouse again today, do at least one unexpected gesture as an act of kindness.