A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. – Amelia Earhart

World Kindness Day is an international holiday that was formed in 1998, to promote kindness throughout the world and is observed annually on November 13 as part of the World Kindness Movement.

Today I choose kindness over anger.

Anger vibrates at a lower vibration. I know intellectually that it’s a signal of being out of balance.

Yesterday, I was furious over mistakes that were made that I thought shouldn’t have been made. I lost patience. It really wasn’t anyone’s fault. It just was. Mistakes were made. It happens.

Yesterday, I was slow to let it go. Sometimes you just need to feel the feelings, let the turmoil boil up, and blast out.

I yelled into my messaging app dictating instructions, and questions, repeating exasperated explanations over and over. I could feel I was out of balance but not ready to let the anger go. It had a hold of me, you know?

I allowed my emotions to make me late for my cardio class and was about to pack it up and stay home, wallowing in misery. Then I came ‘round. I’d go anyway, and show up late.

On the 20-minute drive, I was able to connect the dots. I understood that layers of recent stressful events resembled a fault line running through the earth’s surface, about to crack. This quake was inside of me.

I jumped around for the last 30 minutes of class, sat outside in the warm L.A. night, then lay down for a crystal sound bath meditation. I love my gym.

I cast the burden of resentment onto the Divine/Source/Christ within and go free to be loving, harmonious, and happy.

Although I wasn’t thrilled at my angry reaction, I processed my feelings and made a decision to treat myself with kindness by exercising my body.