All posts tagged: love

Have you seen your gift yet?

Dear reader, a few weeks ago as I was walking straight toward the produce department at the supermarket, a woman jumped into my path out of nowhere.  She asked me with a smile and cheery face, have you seen your gift yet? She caught me off guard because I was so ready to check off my grocery list. I thought how clever of her to try to sell me something with that line. I was like: a gift? For me? 😂 So dear reader, have you seen your gift yet?  Here it is: It’s a thank you card!  Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for your support of The Hummingbird’s Journal blog! Thank you for connecting with me on here.  I’m sending you the best holiday vibes ✨. May 2020 bring you so much love, joy, & peace 💛🌼🕊️.

On Showering the World with Kindness

Being kind is something that we’re taught early on. We’re taught how to share our things. We’re taught how to put ourselves in other people’s shoes so that we can better understand them. But it’s often easy to forget to nurture kindness in ourself and in our interactions with others. Being kind takes practice and willingness. To shower the world with kindness means to embrace the language, attitude, and value of kindness. The Language of Kindness Surround yourself with words of kindness about yourself, others, and the world. The language of kindness starts within yourself. If you fail, if you struggle, if things are not going your way, you get to choose the story you tell yourself about the failures and struggles. Look at your experiences with compassion and cheer yourself on. On the days when you keep thinking that you could have done better, don’t let your overthinking get the best of you. When you consistently use the language of kindness on yourself, it’s easier to express kindness to the world.  Surround yourself with …

Self-care isn’t only for weekends

Self-care means listening to your body’s needs, tending to what needs attention in yourself. Self-care isn’t only for weekends. Care for your needs every day. You know what works best for you because you know your strengths and weaknesses, your personality, your schedule. When you want connection or need help, find the right person to talk to. When you’d like some quiet and alone time to wind down, find a few minutes in your schedule to do just that. When your body needs movement, play a song and dance to it. What does self-care look like to you? Do you have self-care days? Or do you make time for self-care every day? Making time for self-care everyday helps as a prevention process for me. If I’m grappling with an internal struggle, I take some time to feel the emotions tied to that struggle so that I may find peace. If I sat down most of the day for meetings and presentations, I know that my body needs movement. Do you know yourself well? Do you …