Personal Stories

Kindness is Contagious!

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In a world of busy, it is important to remember whether you are in person OR on-line you have a choice in EVERY moment to show love and kindness.

So many times I see negativity being spread on social media and just the other day, I was at the gas station and witnessed a guy yelling at a woman because in his opinion, she was taking too long at the pump.  Whenever I see this kind of behavior whether on-line or in person, I have to wonder how much energy all that negativity just sucked out of the person dishing it out and how much energy was taken away from the person who it got delivered on.

I know first-hand when I am being kind to someone in either situation, by the end I am lit up and so is the person I supported or spoke kindly to.  It is like a little energy boost without doing a physical work out. It just feels great!

I assert that when we/you/I dump negativity on someone quite the opposite occurs and a loss of energy happens. This leaves us feeling drained, unhappy and many times ready to give up.

That being said, if you want to energize your day, spend the day doing kind deeds or saying kind things to others and see how your energy level boosts!

An attitude of gratitude and sprinkling kindness everywhere you go brings on Good Karma, abundance of energy and an awesome life!

Don’t just take my word for it….GET OUT THERE AND SPRINKLE KINDNESS EVERYWHERE! 🙂

Much love,

 

Tammy

 

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Health & Well Being

Smiles Can Turn Your Day Around

In this day and age, I have discovered fewer people look up at each other when walking by.  Many are immersed in their cell phones and totally oblivious to what is happening around them.

Recently, I began ensuring that when I am out walking, I have no phone in hand and my head is up and I am making EYE CONTACT with anyone who looks my way.

Why?

I have discovered that when making eye contact AND flashing a smile….in most cases even a “hello!”, “Good morning/afternoon!” seems to alter not only my view of the day but it rearranges the molecules of the person I interact with.  Someone who may look completely down in the dumps can easily shift to a smile and exhibit a sparkle in their eye!

What I believe is that we never know what is going on for another human being. It may be the worst day of their life. It may have been a mediocre start, but as soon as I bring a SMILE or a FRIENDLY GESTURE into the interaction, they light up and so do I.

My request for the remainder of the week is for everyone to put our phones down, raise our eyes to meet others and make it a GREAT WEEK for not only YOU but those whom you interact with!

You never know how that smile of yours can impact others!

Go out and see how powerful you truly are!

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Health & Well Being

Live Every Moment As If It Were Your Last!

Tomorrow marks one week since the tragic deaths at Sandy Hook elementary and the stabbings in China.  I see the posts, the news, the sadness in the community as well as around the world.  The experience is frightening that that could actually happen. It did.

My brother is the one who told me in an email he sent to all of our family, “Sending you all so much love and thinking of you after what happened in the US and china”. I had no idea what he was talking about. I hadn’t watched the news. I was going along in my perfect world not realizing what the rest of the world was dealing with.

This week I have been thinking about this tragedy a lot, as I am sure all of you have been too. I have been thinking about how many of us think there will always be tomorrow to get something done or to tell someone we love them.  The people killed at Sandy Hook don’t get a tomorrow to share with each other. They had up until that moment when it all ended. Their lives are forever remembered.  My prayers are with all the families.

In every upset that happens we get an opportunity to take something away from what happened. I personally am taking away the reminder that we have today and tomorrow may not be there so live each moment as if it were our last. Give up having to be right about something and making others wrong.  Being right makes no difference. Being willing to love with no boundaries, to share our thoughts and feelings with people we care about, that is what counts.  Even being willing to just be kind to those we don’t know. We all inhabit the same planet…let’s make it one worth living on!

I cannot tell you what tomorrow will bring….literally….tomorrow marks what they are “saying” is the “end of the world”, however, I can tell you that if we live every moment as if it were our last, we will know in our hearts we gave it all we had and we have no regrets.

On my desk I have a quote from Buddha “The trouble is YOU think YOU have TIME!”

Live with no regrets. Love with all your heart. Make the time to make a difference TODAY!download