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5 Acts of Kindness to Perform Daily

Kindness keeps the world spinning, right? Everyone on this planet is facing unique, difficult scenarios. A small, kind act from a another person whether he/she is a friend or a stranger on the street, can completely turn a rough day into a positive experience.

No matter how small or simple it may seem, we can all take a few moments each day to make someone smile, laugh, or feel significant. These acts of kindness can go a long way for both the persons committing and receiving the kind gesture:

1 – Smile at a stranger.

We pass dozens of faces everyday at work, the grocery store, etc., most of the time with automatic steps and never looking up at the people we pass. It might seem pointless and it could even feel awkward in the moment, but try flashing a huge, cheesy, genuine smile at these random people you pass by. Providing a moment of light in a person’s potentially dreadful day can lift the spirits (for both parties).

2 – Hand out simple compliments.

This world is coated in insecurities and we all have our own set of personal discomforts we feel about ourselves – the way we look, who we are, the jobs we work, etc. Receiving a compliment, no matter what it’s regarding, how simple it may be, or who it’s from, always sparks a warm feeling. Take a moment to compliment those around – a cute shirt, a nice hair color, pretty eyes, clear skin, hard worker, niceness, etc.

Though it’s simple, it will completely make that person’s day.

If you want to be a little weird with it – compliment the way his/her hands look when writing, the way he/she smells after running, or whatever he/she is eating for lunch.

Awkward compliments are flattering and might make the person laugh, also.

Okay, so maybe lay off the awkward compliments. And definitely never be inappropriate. Keep it simple and say something nice to people. That’s all it takes to see a smile and make someone’s day better.

3 – Ask and Listen.

People like and need to know that their lives matter in this world. We all need to know that others around us care about our lives and issues we’re facing. Ask about what’s going on, how the kids are doing, how that surgery went, or what’s going on at work.

Of course when questions are asked, it’s required that the person asking listens. Not just nodding a head and faintly hearing the answers, but truly listening and providing encouraging feedback.

4 – Remember the person’s name.

This is such a simple act that really makes people feel special and valued. Remembering a client, patient, or stranger’s name sparks immediate connection between the two people. Remembering the name is basically saying, “I remember you, and you are important to me.”

5 – Write ‘Thank You’ cards for everything.

Showing gratitude for what others do for us isn’t as common as it used to be. In fact, for most scenarios, we expect others to do certain things for us and we forget that the person didn’t have to do anything for us.

Never forget to personally thank those people who help you day to day or make you feel loved and cherished. A simple “thank you” card will make the other person feel appreciated. No matter how small the act provided was, show gratitude for that service, gift, friendship, or helping hand.

Being kind is great, and should be accompanied with gratitude for the kindness you receive yourself.


Give these five acts of kindness a try everyday for a week and see what happens. It’s almost a guarantee that you will feel good – whether people return the love or not.

The person who came up with the saying, “Kill them with kindness,” was a genius. Spread love around with small acts of simple kindness and see your world brighten up.


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This is Why You Should Keep a Journal

There are many good habits to take advantage of in order to make more out of life, and journaling is one of them. Here are 12 reasons why everyone, regardless of age, gender, social status, etc. – should keep a journal:

1 – Journaling forces us to slow down for a minute.

We live in a very fast paced society. Many days can pass us by before we even realize it’s actually been many weeks. Writing in a journal will force you to take a moment to slow down and realize what’s going on around.

2 – Journaling is a safe place to vent.

Every person on this planet could use a healthy outlet to vent and release strong emotions. Write it out, get it out of your brain and onto a sheet of paper so your mind can relax.

3 – Journaling helps you to enjoy special moments more by reliving the events as you write, and by having a record of milestones in life.

Writing down special moments, recording each detail as you remember it and how it made you feel will help you to cherish the moment even more. It goes back to slowing down and really dissecting the milestones you experience in life.

4 – Journaling is free.

All these benefits to offer and guess what? It’s free. Well, you might have to pay $2 for a composition notebook. But other than that, the positive effects of journaling are far too great to pass up.

5 – Journaling helps keep feelings in check.

Being overemotional is never a fun experience. Even being overly excited or joyful can lead to poor decisions. Journaling provides a release of those powerful emotions as it takes you away from the situation for a moment to settle down and vent simultaneously.

6 – Journaling helps you reflect on life in general.

Are you satisfied with the way your life is going? A journal gives you a firsthand account, in your own words, of your life. Reflect over the previous pages and ask yourself if you are living the way you’d like to be living.

7 – Journaling will take you away from social media for a few moments.

Social media can be very destructive. Put your phone aside for a bit and focus solely on your journal in front of you.

8 – Journaling helps you spot unhealthy or healthy patterns in your life.

If you are feeling low, physically or emotionally, look back through the pages of the journal you’ve been keeping and search for patterns. Did you eat out a lot? Did friends cancel plans multiple times? Thumb through the pages and find the consistencies and/or inconsistencies.

9 – Journaling will help you figure things out.

Jotting down ideas and brainstorming are great ways to figure issues out by exploring all the potential solutions. Journaling tends to be a form of this – sporadically writing down thoughts until finally something falls into place.

10 – Journals can be fun to look back on.

Similar to a photo album, old journals can be entertaining to look through years after they’ve been written. Laugh, cry, reminisce – you’ll be glad you wrote when you did because re-reading the pages will feel like re-living the moment.

11 – Journaling will keep your brain active.

Writing, reading, and planning what to write – all serve to keep the brain active and running. Neurons fire as you scribble down each sentence onto the page.

12 – Journaling will keep you grounded.

This point, in a way, ties everything together. Keeping a journal and writing in it daily will overall help you stay in check with your mind, body, emotions, habits, milestones, and anything else in your life that affects your wellness.


Thank you for reading this post. I hope this has convinced you to start keeping a journal. If you already do, awesome. We have something in common. 🙂 Have a great day!


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This is Why Kids are Smarter than Adults

Kids are less educated, less developed, and less experienced than adults. Yet, they are far more intelligent. Here are 12 reasons why:

1 – Children have no concept or concern of money.

Money is all we worry about as we grow up – we want more, we never have enough, we think we deserve more, etc. Kids don’t really even understand money, and for that, they don’t obsess over getting more of it. They don’t feel anxious and stressed when their wallets aren’t full of cash. They don’t even care that they don’t have a wallet at all.

2 – Kids don’t worry about the future.

Children know how to live in the moment. Right now is all that matters to them. They’re not thinking about work tomorrow, next year’s income, or if they’ll amount to anything one day. All they care about is this moment.

3 – Children are quick to forgive others. 

Kids don’t stay mad at each other for very long. They get over arguments pretty quickly and go back to playing. No grudges, just forgiveness. It’s all good and “let’s get back to playing tag.”

4 – Kids have no concept hate or racism. 

Babies are born without a concept of “others are less than us.” They don’t care if you’re black, white, Hispanic, Irish, Italian, or any other nationality. Take care of them and they’ll love you, regardless of race.

5 – No regrets live in the heart of a child.

When a kid strikes out in t-ball, he jogs back to the dugout and immediately forgets as he drinks his juice. As adults, when we strike out, it’s game over. We feel frustrated with ourselves, think about it all night, and carry the failure over to the next opportunity. We should try to be like children – move on, no regrets. Just let it go.

6 – Children are intuitive. They pay attention even when you aren’t aware of their presence.

As we grow up, we tend to talk more and listen less. Be like a child and listen to everything, observe what’s going on around you.

7 – Kids are hopeful and generally positive.

To a child, dreams aren’t dreams – they are potential realities of the future. Kids aren’t afraid to look to the stars and dream of achieving greatness. Why do we lose that optimism as we grow up?

8 – Everyone is a potential friend to the mind of a child.

Kids can become best friends in less than five minutes. Whereas adults build walls against each other, make judgements on first sight, and avoid interaction at all costs. Making a friend shouldn’t be as difficult as it is for us, perhaps we should take lessons from children.

9 – For the most part, kids only want simple things to satisfy basic needs.

Properly fed, safe, well rested, and loved – if a kid has all of those things, she is likely content. Only as we age do we start to care more about material, unnecessary items.

10 – Kids have great curiosity and are always open to exploration.

Learning and asking questions, always on the lookout for new information – the world is a giant library to a child’s mind. At some point, we lose the desire to learn and explore.

11 – Fun is rule number one.

Fun comes first. Food, sleep, work, chores – nothing gets in the way of having a good time. As adults, we have to be a bit more responsible at times, but we tend to cut out fun all together.

12 – Love from a child is always genuine.

When a child loves you, you can always be assured that she means it. Without yet having developed the ability to manipulate or lie, love is always pure and meaningful.


Thank you for reading this post. Let’s all strive to be more childlike in these 12 ways. Have fun, be curious, love genuinely, only want what you need, see a friend in all, dream big, never regret, use intuition, forgive fast, no hate, and never obsess about money and the future. Thanks again, and have a great day. 🙂


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