DID YOU KNOW?
AN ACT OF KINDNESS CAN:
✅ Decrease stress
✅ Boost happiness
✅ Release feel-good chemicals (serotonin and oxytocin)
✅ Inspire more kindness!
Here as some ideas that can get you started right now. ✔ Volunteer at church, or to a cause that is important to you
✔ Hold the door for someone
✔ Smile at others
✔ Be a friend who listens
✔ Let someone go in front of you
✔ Compliment someone
There are hundreds of ways you can be kind, share your unique way in the comment section below 👇
Relevant and appreciated as I left work this afternoon - made me smile. 'So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.' Colossians 3:12-14 MSG
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Huge congratulations to the extraordinary Hayley King who set up the charity @ciannasmile to raise awareness of the effects of sickle cell disease on children. Today, on World Sickle Cell Awareness Day, Hayley has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award in recognition of the work she does, and for raising awareness for this debilitating, life-long blood condition.
Hayley set up the charity after her 11-year-old daughter, Cianna, was diagnosed with the condition as a baby. She has worked tirelessly to help others with the condition since, and Theresa May has rightly commended her: ‘Through Cianna’s Smile, you are creating an important community for families like yours, providing invaluable advice and support. The days out you organise for families affected by the disease are vital for tackling loneliness, and for providing a wonderful treat for the families who benefit.’ Congratulations Hayley! I have so much respect for the wonderful work you do. I also want to send my love and best wishes to Cianna, who I know has had a horrible day in hospital today, suffering with the painful symptoms of Sickle Cell. I hope she feels so much better tomorrow, and I’m thinking about her.
A stem cell transplant is still the only way to cure sickle cell, so please keep signing up with @anthonynolancharity if you’re 16-30 or @dkms_uk if you’re 17-55 (or @dkms_us if you’re in the States). Love Arabella x
Photo-credit: @shineyourwayuk, @ciannassmile
Ahi Tuna Tartare @montisrestaurant in Santa Rosa 😁 So Good! ❤️😘#ahitunatartare#yum#foodie#delish#yummy#foodporn#hungry#foodpics#delicious##kindness#staypositive#positivevibes#positivethoughts#enjoylife#blessed#smile#love#laugh#thankful#californiagirl#enjoytheday#keepsmiling 💋
😍 Love this 😍 Theres no need to be perfect to inspire others 👊🔥👌 Let others be inspired by how u deal with your imperfections 💖 after all none of us are perfect at the end of the day 😍 xxx
Show kindness not resentless
Show love not hatred
Wears happy face and give a little help to the friend or brother who is weary!
Ms. Bowling from our #FCCTampa campus truly went above and beyond her duties by giving a bike to HVAC program student, Eric, who used to walk to class every day to maintain perfect attendance and volunteered his time helping in her lab. Now THAT's #kindness and #compassion 🙌
Na minha parede, têm pendurados estes lembretes.
São "gols" diários, que busco sempre "marcar". Na verdade, esta é uma lista de hábitos que busco sempre seguir. É o pedacinho de uma vida ideal que busco para mim.
Nesta lista, tem saúde, tem responsabilidade (a meu ver). Rebecca Scritchfield, em seu livro Gentileza Corporal (em livre tradução), sugere construirmos "espirais para cima", são marcações que buscamos fazer, hábitos melhores para nosso cotidiano, que façam com que nos sintamos melhores conosco.
O segredo é que quanto mais fazemos estes gols, mais queremos fazer: a cada escolha que realmente nos contemple, liberamos hormônios do amor e bem estar (dopamina, por exemplo), que nos fazem querer cada vez mais.
A vida se torna mais feliz!
Por isso, uma vida equilibrada e que tenha o seu próprio tom de amor próprio (por isso é importante a autonomia na saúde e bem estar) é tão gratificante. Todo o nosso corpo agradece.
Shrimp 🦐 from @montisrestaurant in Santa Rosa ❤️#shrimp#yum#foodie#delish#yummy#foodporn#hungry#foodpics#delicious##kindness#staypositive#positivevibes#positivethoughts#enjoylife#blessed#smile#love#laugh#thankful#californiagirl#enjoytheday#keepsmiling 💋
Yes 👏 👏
I’m thankful for all of the beautiful people I have met on this journey of self empowerment. Be you, the world will adjust.
You know friends, we should never underestimate the power of saying thank you. ::
Research shows that telling someone you appreciate them increases ones own happiness and mental state. ::
I've decided sending thank you cards is going to be a part of my normal business practices so I'm keeping my home office stocked with Thank You note cards. You never know when a rewarding gesture or two will cross your path 😊
A UPS driver who dashed into a burning building and saved residents who were inside is speaking out about the rescue. "I don't even know. I just made sure the truck was parked safely and I just sprinted over and just was ready, made sure everybody was alright,” Scott MacPherson said. Read the rest of his story in the WCVB app. #hero#gooddeed@ups#kindness
Some yummy & refreshing oysters from @montisrestaurant in Santa Rosa 😋 #oysters#yum#foodie#delish#yummy#foodporn#hungry#foodpics#delicious##kindness#staypositive#positivevibes#positivethoughts#enjoylife#blessed#smile#love#laugh#thankful#californiagirl#enjoytheday#keepsmiling 💋
This goes for changing our bodies, changing our eating habits, work habits, social habits...really anything. Shaming ourselves *might* work short-term, but long-term it creates more problems than it solves. 😣
If something isn't working for you, please be kind to yourself. We respond much better to loving encouragement than to harsh criticism over time. 🤗💗
Kindness keeps on giving
Kindness never goes out of style
Kind is cool 😉 (see previous posts)
After smile, kindness is the next best thing you can wear
Kindness is just... mehn... ...kindness is when you pay attention to another human, showing empathy and trying to understand them
I am so blessed. The idea of @artistry_angels was to reach young girls who have difficult home situations wether it be she is a foster child, or she comes from a broken home, or a home with very little funds. These girls are blessed to have organizations to make sure they have food, shelter, and clothing and thankfully Arkansas has many! But I didn’t see anything available to them to just give them all the fun extras that you and I are so numb to having in our bathrooms and makeup bags. Artistry Angels was developed to reach these young girls, give them the fun girly items we all love, and to remind them that they are so very loved and special by sending them my favorite scriptures. .. Today I opened the sweetest card from some amazing girls that were recipients. I knew I possibly would never meet who I’m trying to reach, because it’s confidential work. Soaring Wings Ranch is an amazing program that helps kids going thru some transition with their parents and we were able to reach some of the girls living there. So to see their handwritten messages blessed me so much. Thank you for this card. Thank you to the donors thus far to make these bags possible, and thank you to everyone that is becoming a part of this! We can make a huge difference by just a small act of kindness. 💓
@artistry_angels @ellie.lynne.wood @roadtounm#teensinaction#unmpride#positivepageantry#makeadifference#bekind#selflesslove#kindness#bethechangeyouwanttosee#usanationalmiss
Self care can be, and is often, written-off as a buzz-word or an on-trend topic... but it is so much more.
While I have heard it described as being selfish, making excuses for not doing the things you're meant to be doing, or avoiding the inevitable... I feel that this is really missing the point of what SELF CARE really and truly is. "Self-care is one’s action around our physical, emotional, relational, perhaps professional, educational, and, for some people, spiritual well-being that reflects the way that we take care of ourselves on the most fundamental levels," - says Helen L. Coons, PhD, a clinical health psychologist specializing in women’s behavioral health and wellness at the @University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry in Aurora, Colorado.
Massage is an excellent tool in relaxation, switching-off and making the moment simply about you, your body and your mind.
I am committed to helping my clients attain their self-care goals - get in touch and let's make this all about YOU.
#ThirtyBirdsMassage - When's your next appointment?
#MassageMakesSense #Relax#FeelGood#Dunfanaghy#Donegal#HealthySelf#Therapy#SelfCare#TherapiesInDonegal #GreenmanWellnessCentre
#MassageForAll #PreventionIsBetterThanCure#Wellbeing#MentalHealth#MentalHealthAwareness #Anxiety
#AnxietyRelief #Rest#Recover#Recuperate#Kindness#BeKind#GiveYourselfTheGiftOfCalm#WhenIsYourNextAppointment (NB: Acknowledgements go to an article in Good Housekeeping for the Helen L. Coons, PhD quote.
See the full article here: https://bit.ly/2VVc8V6)
Feeling like a victim does not allow you to become a creator. How many times have you felt like a victim in your life? How many times have you thought the world was unfair to you or that the opportunities were there for others but not for you? All the situations that we live in our lives are the outcome of our perception to the extent when something does not turn out in the way we want we automatically look for an external reason or excuse, but the way we perceive or value things is up to us and not anyone else. When you place yourself in the role of the victim, you run away from the actions that in some way led you to that state. Taking responsibility for absolutely everything in our lives, behaviors, emotions, outcomes, is the starting point to defeat our imaginary limitations and is the answer to manifest our true freedom. We all have the necessary weapons to create our reality, but first, we must stop providing guilt to others, to the external. Understand that there are no guilty in your life and start by feeling worthy of what you want, of what you need, of what you deserve. Remember, there won't be more beautiful expectations than the ones you strive to build for yourself with your own hands. ⠀
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✨If you're a parent, I am pretty certain you've made some mistakes as you navigate the unchartered waters of parenting. I make this post because I think apologizing to your children is a very important aspect of parenting that often gets overlooked. I don't believe it's done on purpose, but I do think we have felt the pressure to present ourselves in the most favorable light, which is often unrealistic, because we are ALL imperfectly human.
✨I've learned to LOVE the opportunity to apologize to my children and help parents that I work with understand this concept. When we have made mistakes and apologize to our children we:
✨Show them that we make mistakes and no one, not even adults, are perfect. This is especially important because it will lift the burden of having to present as "perfect" in their own lives. Perfectionism is a heavy and impossible burden to carry. By apologizing to our children when we make mistakes we validate that it is OK to be imperfect.
✨It validates their feelings. Children are humans, just like us. They feel the same feelings we feel but have far less emotional regulation and tools to help manage them. When we tell them that they were right, we validate the feelings that they feel (anger, disappointed, frustrations) and allow them to feel justified. This is vital. We don't want to gaslight our children and have them believe that what they are feeling as a result of our mistake is false. This is especially important if we want to foster their ability to connect to and listen to messages their feelings send them.
✨And lastly, apologizing allows us to model HOW to address our imperfections. By showing them how we own up to our imperfections and apologize, we are demonstrating a way to handle their own slip-ups. This is a wonderful teaching moment. There is a 100% chance your child will make a mistake and this will show them how mistakes are handled.
✨Ps. Apologizing does not have an expiration date. You can always bring up a mistake you made that you may have brushed off and never addressed, even if it makes you feel uncomfortable.
✨Mindful is my mantra. #mindfulismymantra