One simple thing you can do everyday to bring happiness
My daughters favourite word at the moment is “cuggle”. I love it.
A mixture of hug and cuddle, I like to think.
Every morning when she wakes up, no matter whether the hour begins with a five or a six (which matters to me), my daughter says “hello” to each of her teddy bears in her cot. She gives them a cuddle (while saying “cuggle”), and then kisses them with a big “mwaah” smackerooni on the lips.
It’s so cute.
She repeats “hello” until my husband or I go to her, and then the pattern repeats.
Elsie would like to show us how she loves each toy, in turn, and then offers them up to us for a kiss and cuddle.
We duly cuddle each bunny, teddy, cat, dog and give them a little kiss, before we get up.
Now isn’t that a nice way to start the day?
Start the day with kindness and love; giving a little bit of time to show you care.
I hope she continues to be a kind soul, because kindness is one of the most important, but possibly underrated behaviours there is.
I was reading a brilliant research article on relationships the other day. It turns out that from all the studies conducted, the magic ingredient to relationships that last the test of time is not complicated. It’s kindness.
Being kind to one another brings happiness. Lasting happiness.
Random acts of kindness
A lot of people write about random acts of kindness. How they were having a terrible day, or were feeling incredibly low and then something someone did, usually a kind act, helped restore their faith in humanity.
These are all great stories to share because they remind us of the impact of our actions, and they remind and inspire us to be a little kinder.
I wrote a similar tale on “the law of attraction“, earlier in the year, when life with a small baby was challenging.
How amazing would it be if we all took a thought for kindness before we said or did anything?
The acts would no longer need to be random.
We could all naturally offer each other a little happiness each day, and it could spread around the world like a warm hug, or “cuggle”, if you will.
I’d love to hear your stories of kindness. Let me know if a little bit, or a lot of kindness has ever made a difference to you.
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