Last week, we challenged ourselves to look in the mirror and name three things we like about what we see. I loved all the positive and honest things you all shared here in the comments and on my Instagram. It’s so cool for me to see you all creating such a positive community. That’s what inspired me for this week’s challenge: let’s flip the switch and give those feel good feelings away to someone else!
Have you ever seen a little girl’s eyes light up when you compliment her sparkly shoes? That feeling truly never goes away. If you’re shopping and thumbing through a rack next to a girl with a fresh fishtail braid – let her know you admire her hairstyle.
My wonderful friends over at Kind Campaign have issued a challenge to their followers, and I think we should join in, don’t you? There’s no better thing to do this weekend than to show someone you cross paths with a little kindness.
They’ve made this great “Kindness collage” with some ideas on how you can pay it forward. As Lauren and Molly say, even a small act of kindness can make a big impact on someone’s day!
At the end of every year, I take a look back and think about what I could have done better. At the end of 2014, I realized that not all of my ideas came to fruition. In fact, many of them didn’t even come close. I knew there were some changes I’d have to make in order to make this year a more productive one. Now that we are a few months into the year, I’m keeping myself accountable by checking in on my resolutions.
We can all be guilty of spreading ourselves too thin at times. That’s the way life goes! I never want to look back and say, “what if” or “I wish I had…” so I decided this year is going to be different. In order to accomplish more, I decided to focus on less. In other words, I’m trimming the fat. No, not that fat. The kind of excess that makes me feel much busier than I really am and therefore gets in the way of me making things happen.
While I love decorating, planning events and playing with my style, my true passion comes from an entirely different place. My mission in life is to celebrate the little things and spread light and joy, but most of all kindness. There are many wonderful anti-bullying campaigns out there, and I especially love what my friends at The Kind Campaign are achieving through all their hard work. The only way to actually stop bullying is to spread kindness!
Being kind comes from the heart. It means accepting people for who they are. So rather than create awareness, my goal for this part of my website is to create action.