When I was a kid, if my mom had done one nicer thing a day, that would have been thousands of nicer things in my childhood.
What if a mom does two or three nicer things a day?
My dad was gentle and sweet with us, so that thought seems normal.
Even after I got good at making choices toward what was peaceful and fun and funny and accepting, there were, and still are, times I wish I hadn't spoken or acted before thinking of whether there was a nicer way.
If you practice, the idea of doing only two or three nice things in a day will seem like much too small a goal. :-)
(on Facebook, June 23, 2013)
Robin Bentley, in that same discussion:
If someone can take a moment to consciously be nicer and kinder to their children, a shift can take place. The choice to be nicer removes the choice to be mean. That can become a habit.
Photos (which are links) of Adam Daniel, whose parents have been extra kind to him: