As a person who is newly trying to follow the Dharma I find many things about Buddhism so wonderful & positive. One of the things I am currently working on is Loving-Kindness. To be blunt, it doesnt come to me easily. At this point, I have to write down a list of reminders to do things that are selfless and kind. For example, I am making a point to serve my wife with a large cup of water with ice cubes or a cup of tea on a daily. Sounds minor I know, but I get so frustrated with myself, because I often forget. I think some of these things come naturally to some people, but I find I really have to work at expressing kindness. I am not saying I'm a jerk. I'm a pretty nice guy, but I want to go farther than that, and express thru my actions, Loving-Kindness as a step towards progress in Buddhism and just being a better person in general.
I guess I can be pretty absent minded sometimes. I think I need to focus on others more and be less in "my own world".... not having the presence of mind to consider whats happening with others around me.
Besides just simply forgetting to do kind actions, sometimes I just feel lazy and don't feel like pushing myself to do these things.