As you have noticed here at Kindness Curated we like to embark every Monday on a Kindness adventure by bringing kindness to others. We have done things like set love notes around town, given our mail carriers a small gift, and donated toys to the church nursery. These acts hopefully bring these recipients joy and in return they spread kindness as well. Today though I want to talk about self kindness. We can spread as much kindness as we possibly can to others but do we even think about taking time to be kind to ourselves?
For today’s Magic Monday Kindness I would like us to take a minute to be kind to ourselves. Today I woke up and looked in the mirror, and instead of the usual “I need to lose some weight, I need to dye my hair, etc” I looked at myself and said, “you are beautiful, you are worthy, you are capable of all things you set your mind to.” Just by saying these things I felt so much better about myself and about the day ahead.
Starting the day being kind to yourself will put you in the right mood to be kind to others. Random acts of kindness do not have to be huge. Just by smiling at a stranger you could possibly change their whole day. Now think if you hadn’t woken up today and told yourself how wonderful you were, you may not have been in the mood to smile at that stranger and change their day for the better.
So wake up, be kind and respectful to yourself each and every day.