Be kind to yourself

Feeling off is one of the worst feelings ever. You lose your motivation. It throws off your plans. When you’re feeling off, it takes more effort to be positive and to be considerate about everything and everyone.

As much as we hear about the importance of showing kindness, today’s message is for you: be kind to yourself, too. Show patience and love to yourself by not judging how you’re feeling. If you’re feeling blue, find acceptance for how you’re feeling. 

Give yourself the same attention and kind words you’d give someone if they were in your place. Tell yourself words of kindness to remind you: You are beautiful. You are loved. You are one of a kind.

Why your inner beauty matters more than your physical appearance

There’s more to beauty than physical appearance. Your beauty radiates when you live with confidence, speak with wit, or pick yourself up with humbling grace.

I’ve been very blessed to have met women in different periods of my life who have been my guides, mentors, and teachers.

All of them always helped me. I’ve never been without a ride, a hug, an uplifting pep talk, the worry, or the support from them.

From caring to strong. From wise to selfless. Inner beauty causes people to shine in their own ways, strengths, and styles.

When you let your inner beauty shine, you make a positive difference in the world.

What inner traits do you think make people beautiful?

7 Inner Beauty Traits

  1. Confidence: Have confidence in yourself and in others
  2. Wit: Ask thought-provoking questions, contribute your unique ideas & perspective
  3. Kindness: Even small acts of kindness make a difference
  4. Humor: Humor lights up the room. Stop taking everything seriously…Make fun of the moment
  5. Patience: You don’t have to have the patience of the saint, any patience is better than no patience at all.
  6. Grace: It takes grace to get up from a mistake
  7. Charisma: Spark up a conversation, be the one that brings people together. 

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

How small acts of kindness make a difference

Kindness makes a difference when you go above and beyond in the simple things. For example, when your empathy or sympathy turns into an action.

The other day, I forgot my mug of warm coffee with hazelnut creamer at home. It wasn’t the end of the world. Either way, as I was walking up the stairs with my coworker, I shared this with her.

She told me that she had an extra mug in her room she could lend me and a coffee maker so that I could make myself a cup. Her kindness made my day.

She could’ve simply listened to me and said she was sorry I’d forgotten my coffee. Instead, she went above and beyond by making sure I didn’t go through my day without my morning coffee.

She said something along the lines, “That’s what we’re here for, to help each other out.”

How has someone’s act of kindness made a difference on your life?