Kindness Starts Inside

There is a lot of buzz about self-care currently. The wellness world keeps offering up new ways for us to soothe from the outside - in. Rituals, massages, oils, tonics, crystals and baths all feel really nice, and can certainly have a positive impact on our state of mind. But real self-care, self-love, self-acceptance — feeling good in your own skin — starts on the inside. When we are able to see the beauty in our own hearts, expressing that beauty and love becomes much easier.

Be Kinder than Necessary

Today, your mission is simple: be kinder than necessary.  

When you ask someone how they are doing, pause and listen to the response.  When you pass a stranger on the street, smile bigger.  When you order lunch, make eye contact with the person taking your order and show real gratitude for their service.  When you are answering your kid’s 100th question of the day, give a thoughtful response.  When you are talking with or texting a friend, pay her a compliment.  

Be kind without cause.  Be kind without expectation.  Be kinder than necessary.