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Hiiii everyone 🙋I hope you’re all having the best long, Easter weekend! Who doesn’t love a four day weekend though, am I right or am I right?

Today, I want to talk a little about something I am FOREVER talking about, kindness. Kindness is free, right? Then why don’t we see all that much of it in the world anymore.

I was having a conversation with some younger girls a few weeks back and they were telling me that at school, if they compliment another girl, they are seen as dumb. The meaner you are, the more popular you become. When did this become a thing? What a world we live in when being mean has become cool (I’m rolling my eyes right now). It’s not cool, end of story.

It’s not just at school this is happening unfortunately, it’s in the work place, it’s amongst the moms at the gate picking their kids up for school, it’s everywhere, children and adults alike. What are we teaching the children around us if adults can’t even be a little nicer to one another?

When you’re having a bad day and someone compliments you on how great your hair looks, doesn’t your day turn around, even if it’s only for five minutes? It still makes you smile. If you’re having a bad day and someone is mean, it makes your whole day completely worse! There’s no doubt about it, being kind makes SUCH a positive difference and I’m all for positivity in life.

Ive been receiving so many wonderful acts of kindness over this past week and it makes my heart feel happy at a difficult time because there ARE wonderfully, kind people in the world and we need to promote that more. Especially to our children. We NEEEED to make being kind cool again.

I’m not talking walking up to random strangers and complimenting them, as amazing as that would be. A simple act of kindness that you can do every day of your life is smile. A smile makes ALL the difference to someone’s day, believe me. Being a smiley, happy person gets you a lonngggg way. People appreciate a good smile. I’m told a lot that I’m very smiley and I can’t think of a better compliment. If you look for things to smile about in each day, it’ll become like second nature and you’ll notice positive changes happening in your life.

The world has enough craziness going on in it every day so why not do your part to make it that bit nicer to live in? At the end of the day, life is too short to be anything but happy. Forget that grudge you’ve been carrying around for far too long, apologise to your partner for calling him names I probably shouldn’t write on here for leaving his dirty clothes right next to the laundry basket (AGAIN!!), do a random act of kindness by leaving a pound in the trolley for the next person to come along and find and S M I L E, smile, smileeeee. I promise you that you will feel better for it. Kindness doesn’t have to be a big thing, it can be small things in every day life that makes this world a better, happier place to live in. Start today and spot the difference.

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Ohthatstacey

xo

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