Whatever you are looking for, is looking for you too. – S. Williams.
By reminding us that the world isn’t always so bad – that there is still hope for humanity. We receive in return, what we put out into the universe. By acting with kindness and decency, we invite it back to enrich our own lives in turn.
By offering them the same treatment that I would expect to receive in return. I listen, I am patient, I offer kindness. This is mutually fulfilling as it leaves the other person feeling validated and respected. Hopefully, they are then more willing to offer the same.
By taking time to slow down and appreciate them in the moment. Stopping to smell the roses for a little while rather than being lost in my own head.
In nature, with friends, with family, when dreaming, night time, and during long drives.
Assess the conflict and try to devise a plan of action to lessen the conflict and resolve some of the smaller issues alongside it. Staying calm, and level-headed throughout.
I often respond to negative moments emotionally, before my head catches up with my heart and allows me to respond logically. Logical thinking here is more important!
Ask them how their day was, put time aside to just “be” with them, be a little more tactile and warm.
By remembering that the actions of others reflect upon them and their character, whereas my actions reflect my own. I strive to be kind and respectful to all others.
Starry skies, fairy lights, ocean waves. Collaborating with people who share similar passions in life.
My best friend. I was having a confidence wobble earlier today, but his listening ear and kind words made me feel lots better! I hope I can let him know by telling him and then returning the favour. 🙂
I try to empathise more with friends and strangers alike. If they speak to me harshly, act rude or distant, I try to understand that there may be something that they’re facing behind closed doors that I am not a part of. I also try to listen more presently; to understand, rather than respond.
My home life is really good at the moment! I’m seeing my family more, eating healthily, having enough time to hit the reset button when needed. It’s the little things that matter, so I’m happy that they’re going well.
I stand for kindness, patience and perseverance.
Really heavy rain hitting the pavement. It makes me shiver with a feeling similar to anticipation – I can’t help but feel lighter and happier, more thoughtful and attuned to my surroundings.
Also, stolen time with loved ones. When we haven’t planned to see each other and share details about our lives, but we just seize the moment when we have it. It feels that much more precious, which makes me very happy.
Honourable mentions for: really clear, starry skies, l...
Honourable mentions for: really clear, starry skies, listening to old favourite albums for the first time in a while, and making a friend laugh really hard until we can’t stop!
I will be kind. I will strive to be positive, present, and express gratitude. I will treat others as I would wish to be treated (although I hope that this isn’t too different from usual routine!) 🙂
I notice the warmth of my breath when I exhale. I notice that I’m thinking ahead, ahead, ahead and then pull myself back into the present. I notice how nice it is to listen rather than speak.
My loved ones, specifically my mother. The sound of the rain on the pavement. Cups of tea on cold days. Anything that feels like home.
I believe that being grateful, is to outwardly demonstrate gratitude and hope to give back in some way. Feeling grateful is internal, warm and humbling.
This moment matters. Taking the time to know how it feels to have a stomach that is full, quality time with family, to have loved ones who understand who I am. This is a moment of happiness, of relaxation. It matters.
I would enjoy life a lot more, stop running everywhere and instead stop to smell the roses once in a while.
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