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Choosing kindness

December 21, 2016


I’ll admit that some things in life, we don’t get to choose. Sometimes things are out of our hands, but I am a strong believer that happiness can be a choice.

I actually have a wooden wall hanging up in my room which says, “choose kindness and laugh often.” Kindness is something in which I try to do as best as I can and that quote really stood out to me.

You have probably heard this a million times, but you honestly don’t know what people are going through. If you are reading this right now, there has probably been a time in your life in which people have not been too kind when you need that kindness the most- and it really does ‘suck.’

We are not all going to be saints, and it’s probably impossible for people to be kind all the time. We’re human, it’s realistically not going to happen. But sometimes random acts of kindness are the best acts of kindness. The kind that are unexpected, and arguably mean the most. Whether it’s as small as giving one pound to charity, or even holding the door open for someone, you cannot deny the fact that the world would be a much more positive place if people chose kindness more often.

I actually read something the other day, and it seemed to really stand out to me:

“Don’t cross oceans for people who wouldn’t cross a puddle for you.”

“No. Do it. Do cross oceans for people. Love people. All people. No conditions attached. No wondering whether or not they are worthy. Cross OCEANS, climb MOUNTAINS, life and love isn’t about what you GAIN. It’s more about what you GIVE.”

I don’t have the original link to the picture which I quoted this from, but it is so unbelievable true. Sometimes you have to be kind to people who may not be kind to you. I don’t mean in a ‘naive’ sort of way, but more for your own mindset. I would much rather be a person with kind intentions, than a person who only has kind intentions when they receive something in return.

And hey, it’s nearly Christmas. That means the time for giving, kindness, and pure happiness. Even a small act of kindness can make a big difference; whether that’s on one person’s life, or thousands of lives. Never forget that.

Love and happiness always,

xo, Becca

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  1. This is so perfect! No matter the situation, I always choose kindness. Like you said even when there are ones that have not been so kind to you. My heart is peaceful when I choose kindness because I know it’s the right thing. Thank you so much for this post!

  2. This is so perfect. So true. Completely relate to this. the quote is absolutely perfect. it also made me think. It’s Christmas time so kindness really is important right now. Although it is all year long. xoxo Corinne from corinne & kirsty

  3. I never understood people who are just outright rude for no reason. I understand not being perfect and happy all of the time, but I find that if I tell people that I’m not feeling the best, they’ll either help me get out of the situation or they’ll understand why I choose to remain quieter in hopes of not pushing my unhappy emotions onto them.

    So this post makes me happy and kind of sad (because we really shouldn’t need the reminder, but some times we do.)

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