Kindness toward yourself is just as important as kindness to others. What a concept! Practice kindness in all your thoughts and deeds today--toward yourself, other people, animals, and the environment--and watch the rewards that come your way! Affirmation: I am kind, thoughtful, and loving to myself and others. Further explanation: We often refer to kindness as "thoughtfulness." Yet, kindness is more correctly described as "lovefulness." Look for opportunities to be kind. This may mean "undercover kindness," in which you do good deeds. Or it could mean being extra alert for strangers who could use a helpful hand or a thoughtful word. Kindness can also entail letting someone else win the argument or volunteering for a cause you truly believe in. By paying attention to the implications of every thought and action, you begin to develop a kindness habit. Your new energy of kindness attracts new loving friends into your sphere. Most important, when you are kind to yourself--you are rewarded with a deep sense of inner satisfaction and peace!