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Have you ever come across that quote before?  It's one of my all-time favourites, particularly because it was one of the last little nuggets of wisdom my grandad had shared before he passed away.  I often catch myself mulling it over, each time nodding more enthusiastically until I've managed to psych myself up to preach it here, there and everywhere.  Come to think of it, that's probably how I've wound up writing about it here on A Glass Of Ice.  Anyway, following on from our last discussion on how being gentle could be your strength (thanks so much for the incredible feedback, by the way; overwhelmingly happy to know so many of you agree!), I'm now wondering just how many people accidentally confuse kindness with weakness.  Eek!
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Personally, I feel as though there could be such a thing as being too kind.  Needless to say, I'm sure at some point or another we've all had to learn that lesson the hard way, right?  When being kind starts to be to your own detriment, it's time to start rethinking things. Especially if your actions are going unappreciated, or somehow manage to interfere with another's ability to move forwards.  For example, you could constantly take over a task for someone in a bid to be helpful and kind, only to rob them of the chance to learn for themselves.  The end result?  You've made life harder for them.  You know what, that sounded far harsher than I'd intended... but hopefully you catch where I'm going with this!

But anyway, being kind isn't the issue here.  It's having that kindness mistaken for weakness.  Having a lot of love to give and wanting to help/look out for others in no way makes you weak.  Sure, I'm not speaking as a psychologist, I'm talking as a giant-hat-wearing blogger. But believe me when I say that when a person mistakes your kindness for weakness, it says far more about them than it does you.  To them you may be weak, but to me you're compassionate.  
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Dress - Warehouse (also available in white, khaki and yellow)

Bag - Ralph Lauren

Bangle - Halcyon Days (similar here)

Shoes - Carvela Kurt Geiger

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As always, I'm hugely looking forward to you throwing your thoughts into the mix.  Where do you stand on the topic - is there such a thing as being too kind?  Have you ever had your kindness mistaken for weakness?  Let me know in the comments below!

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With love,

Gabrielle x