This afternoon people around the world joined #TheKindnessRally, a road rally where you are challenged to complete random acts of kindness in your community. -
Garrett, Esme, Adalyn and myself spent the afternoon spreading kindness. Let me be honest, doing this was exhausting with the two girls! But it was oh so rewarding. -
As a family we completed 38 acts like:
-Picking up trash at the park
-buying someone’s groceries at the store
-paying for the person behind us at McDonalds
-Leaving kind notes for strangers -Holding the door for someone
These are just a few things we did and we were only one team.
So much kindness was spread today and I’m truly happy that my family could be part of it.
What would the world be like if we all took a little more time to be kind each day? I challenge you to find little ways to do something nice for others in your community. Let’s spread more kindness into this world!
Now, I’m going to go pour myself a glass of wine and take a bath because I’m beat!!
Sunday making ... Natural ingredients works for me, my skin is dry from the winter weather so I’ve made Solid Moisturising Bars with Organic Shea butter, coconut oil, and @hilltopshoney beeswax adding Sandalwood & Frankincense @doterraaunz oils for a beautiful mentally healing blend
p.s I’ll take a few bars to the @gatherandgraze_jugiong next Saturday 💋Suez x
My mom and I had a great time at the #StyleWeekOC event last weekend. This was my favorite photo we took together 💕 What’s the last mother-daughter date you went on? #igotitfrommymama
Raise your hand if you are one of those people who sometimes feel you woke up at the wrong side of the bed and even if you had a full sleep you are not just in the mood or feeling low. Fret not, you are a perfectly normal. We love how #doterra#Elevation blend induce feelings of joy in just one application. Why do essentials oils have this effect on us. Because they are extracted from plants and trees and it’s common knowledge that the energy of trees is healing. Happy Sunday! #joyful#wellness#happiness
Wind blown, giant cheesy grin, I don’t even care. I get to drive across town and go to the movies with my dad. It dawned on me while he was laughing during Men in Black International, I’ll get to see him for allllll the holidays for the first time in over 16 years. He’ll get to celebrate with us and his only grandchild. My heart is full. This is joy.
"When we lose our tolerance for vulnerability, joy becomes foreboding." I've found one of the primary obstacles to my joy can be insecurity.
Dr. Brene Brown does research on shame and vulnerability and found that most people don't experience joy fully. In fact, in those moments they decide instead to close themselves off even more.
It's like watching a movie where a family is in a car on Christmas Eve to visit relatives while they're cracking jokes and laughing with each other. And while the camera pans slowly on each of their faces, we assume there's going to be a car crash (75% of people answered this way to the scene described in Brown's studies). We'd rather assume the worst is going to happen so we don't get sucker-punched when it does. Because that sucker-punch feels painful and we feel insecure about the possibility of experiencing that. We want to beat our own vulnerability by numbing it.
But she's also found that no one who does this is ever prepared when the bad things happen. And the cost was that by trying to numb the possible pain from rising, they also numbed their own joy. Because you can't selectively numb just the dark experiences.
In order to experience joy, we have to risk of taking off our armor and feeling pain, imperfection, and loss. Because putting all our efforts to avoiding those vulnerable experiences means closing ourselves off from the happy experiences too.
And I believe vulnerability is confidence. It's the confidence to unguard yourself. To believe that you can survive whatever happens to you and what other people think of you. Without trying to look good, be perfect or control the world around you. Knowing it could go wrong but willing to risk it on someone or something. Just not being afraid to fall down even if you think you will. That's brave to me. And it's the type of freedom that allows joy to finally surface.
The quote was from Brene Brown's book "The Power of Vulnerability"
Today is a bunny kinda' day. I think everyone should experience baby bunnies at some point in their week.
They are relaxing, adorable and just fun to have around.
It would be interesting to see any research on the effect tiny furry animals have on mental/emotional health. I know they brighten up my day and help me forget my worries. .