Choosing happiness Tip #7 is here! Holy cow time has flown by! It is Wednesday, yesterday I was making breakfast and the stove would not light, then the dryer had only kinda dried the clothes, I finally realized that the power was out! Then I remembered that there was a scheduled outage from 8am to 3pm….oopsie!
I hadn’t charged my phone, I had not finished my post for the day, I was not really prepared… it turned out to be a great day regardless. It is all about attitude right?
Todays tip goes right along with that…. Tip #7 is…..
TO BE KIND
Find a moment every day to be kind to someone. It can be your spouse, your children, your neighbor, some random person on the street. A cashier or a the person in the car next to you at a light.
Find someone and be kind to them. I am not saying you need to make a big deal out of it, just a smile, a wave, and if you do know them, like it is your spouse or child, give them a hug, write them a sweet note, call them for no reason. Leave notes on their bed. I shared a post about that Here , a little love note can make their day.
I think sometimes we over think things. We turn a mole hill into a mountain. Or we are so overwhelmed with our own problems that we forget how easy it really can be to reach out and touch someone for good. There has been many a day that I am at the store with lots of little ones and I feel flustered or harried and how a stranger interacts with me can either make me feel supported and that I am not alone… or make me question how I am doing. Someone who smiles at me can make me feel supported, if someone glares at me or just looks away, can make me feel terrible. Now let me clarify! That is not saying that unless everyone smiles at me I am going to think terribly about myself. Not at all, but it sure will encourage either good feelings or bad feelings
. I have found the best way to encourage kindness towards me is to practice kindness myself.
I smile at people, I say hello. If a mom is struggling, I ask if I can help or say I know how you feel. I think being kind is one of the easiest ways to make yourself happier. You do it to help others and end up helping yourself too!
So tip #7 be kind to everyone you meet, yes even in the car at the stop light, I will turn and smile at the guy waiting next to me. No, I have never had a guy follow me or try to ask me out or think I am flirting… lol, but I do think I helped that persons day be a little better.
SO BE KIND to others, this is one of my favorite songs, my dad would sing this to us all the time…. what a great message.
Have a happy day, smile at someone, make someone feel glad, lighten their burdens, through a simple smile, a hug or an act of service. I would love to hear what you do and how you felt! Keep choosing happiness! These little things add up!
If you missed the earlier tips here they are!
Painting the dining room floor with Emma, so excited~
Hinckley is eating baby food
I love my kids, so much
I got to hang out with my sister Katy, granted it was 11pm and she was just dropping some stuff off, but I those 20 minutes were wonderful.
See you soon!!