Maybe once you get in the practice of kvelling over your own children it becomes habit. But I find myself having the same reaction sometimes…to things people I know have done and sometimes to things complete strangers have done.
What is Kvelling?
Kvelling is yiddish for the idea of bursting with pride and joy over the achievements of your children. And everyone deserves to have someone think they are the best thing since sliced bread. So think of this as “Awwww…their mom must be so proud…”
Kathy Buettner, Cure Violence
Kathy Buettner joined Cure Violence as the Director of Communications just over a year ago. I’m assuming the recent story in People Magazine (one about the Cure Violence approach and this one about interrupter Cobe Williams) as well as an interview with founder Gary Slutkin, MD on NPR were her doings. Nice work, Kathy! Cure Violence takes an ‘epidemic disease control’ approach to stop the spread of violence in communities.
Brian King, Resilience Coach
Brian R. King International, Inc. Brian has every reason to stay home and be depressed, or at least completely absorbed in his own stress and challenges in life: an incurable connective tissue disease, his wife left him, he has ADHD and Dyslexia, is now ex-wife left him…But instead, he was able to turn his own negativity around—remarried, boys are great, running his own business, written six books…and he’s a prolific writer, coach and “resilience specialist.” Follow him on LinkedIn for doses of positive thinking and reframing. (P.S.-if you go to his website now you will get free access to the “Library for Conscious Leaders.”
Who are you proud of this week? Why don’t you tell them? There’s enough people out there telling people when they’ve done something wrong? Why not tell someone spontaneously that they did something right?