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Random Acts of Kindness

Random acts of kindness, who doesn’t love them?  You can hold the door for a mom pushing a stroller, let someone checkout before you who has 30 items LESS than you do, lol.

You don’t have to go out of your way, or even spend any money.  But, you should only do them because you WANT to, not because you expect something from that person.   Some people don’t recognize these acts things as kind.  Some people expect things to be done for them, which is a whole different topic.

Even doing something small, such as letting another driver into your lane without being “asked”, could initiate that person to do something that they may not have even considered, being kind to someone else.

I know we have bad days.  But, I know that being nice for the reason of being nice makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

No, we can’t help everyone, but we can help one person at a time.  That one person could help another and another and so on.

Why do I want you to do one nice thing for someone?  It’s nice to be nice.  Yes, it is a bit cheesy, but I believe if you do good things, good things will happen to you.

You can start (or continue, if you already to this) to do good out in the world by doing small acts of kindness and/or random acts of kindness.  Even if only for those moments in time the world is a better place, doesn’t that sound like a good thing?

I want to challenge you to do 5 random acts of kindness this week.  They can be something as simple as smiling at someone who may be having a bad day.

Don’t overthink it!

A few examples:  smiling at a stranger, holding a door open, even telling someone how great they look, are things that won’t cost you a penny.

Now of course, if you have the means, you can offer to take a friend out to lunch, or pay for the person’s coffee/meal behind you in line.

I hope that you are inspired to do something kind randomly this week.  If you do the challenge of 5 RAOK (random acts of kindness), please leave a comment here or on my Facebook page.

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Strengths of a Woman

I had intended on posting about saving money, this week, but I realized something that needed to be addressed sooner. 

[Don’t worry, I will still have the post about saving money next week!]  

The other day, I was being disrespected by a co-worker.  (Sadly, it is nothing new from her.  She is always trying to bring other women down.)  But, it made me realize something. 

We, as women, should be pulling each other up, not tearing each other down.   

We should be reminding women about their strengths and positive traits. 

Think about a woman in your life.  Tell her thoughtful words about her strengths and/or positive traits, and mean it with all your heart.

Tell her what a strong woman she is because of all the hard times that you have seen her push through.

Tell her that you admire her perseverance, because you watched her push forward through something most women wouldn’t.

Tell her you admire her huge heart, because you have seen what she does for others.

This is not about a “pat on the back”, this is about reminding women that they have truly been: strong, kind, loving, selfless, resilient, and so much more. 

We should take the time to lift each other up. 

Words have SO much power.  Especially when those words come from your heart.  And especially when those words are said for no other reason, but love and compassion for that person.

So, this week I challenge you.  Find 5 women to encourage.  Sing their praises, when they would least expect it, and see their reaction.  What, if any, change in their demeanor or day, does it make?  (Don’t tell them about the challenge, of course.)

Please comment here or on my Facebook page and share if and how you encourage another woman (or women) with words from your heart.  If you would like to share, what was their reaction when you did?   

Hope to hear from you and how you did on the challenge soon! 

Side note: As it does not snow here, in this part of Texas, I am sending you a picture of snow.  So, I hope you feel the “love” I send you!  (If we had snow I would totally be out in it drawing my own heart in the snow!)

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