One simple thing you can do everyday to bring happiness

How to find 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.

The kindness of kids

It’s not just the cuddly toys she kisses…

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.

Imagine that.

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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  • Love the word ‘cuggle’. Too cute!
    I totally agree with you. It would be a perfect world if we all took a thought for kindness before we said or did anything?


  • Cuddles cure everything in my house. I never get tired of dishing them out or getting them back. I always advise people to never rise to someone being horrible to you. Always kill them with kindness. Being kind is extremely under-rated. Love the word cuggles. #sundaystars

  • There was a lovely bit at the remembrance service I went to earlier about how we can all promote peace – even if it’s just smiling at a stranger. It really touched me because from little acorns great oaks grown and all that, we just need to nurture that sense of kindness. 🙂 #sundaystar

  • Aww I love the word “cuggle” so very sweet. It must be so lovely to start each morning giving out kisses and cuddles!

    One random acts of kindness I remember is when a guy offered to pay for a taxi to the station when we were stranded on our commute to work due to signal problems! It was such a lovely thing to do as I had no cash on me at the time!

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday!

  • Oh bless her little (or big) heart! She is super cute! My daughter says ‘huggle’ instead of cuddle 🙂 #KCACOLS

  • Oh, cuggle is uber cute!
    I cuggle with my 2 cats everyday before going to sleep and I welcome them in the morning when I wake up. It has gone even so far that one of them everytime I go to bed comes to have an extra cuggle. All in all, it is also good for the heart 🙂 #KCACOLS

  • Aww bless her!! She has a big heart already!! I love the word cuggle. It is really cute and sweet! I completely agree with you. We should all try to take a thought for kindness before we said or did anything! It is the best way forward. Let’s bring positive energy to our lives!! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS and also for joining us for the first time. I hop you like the linky and that you have found more amazing blogs/posts to read!! I hope you can join me again! 🙂 xx

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  • What a lovely post. ‘Cuggle’, how cute!

    Clare x

  • Well done on the #SundayStars featured post – this is really lovely. It matters very much to me whether our boy’s wake up time has a 5 or a 6 in front of it too 😉 I particularly like that your days starts with this little ritual of love and kindness, I find the morning the toughest time to be kind…!

  • I adore this post. And I love the word cuggle. Little Miss H uses it to and is often giving cuggles and kisses to her many soft toys. But you are so right too, acts of kindness make such a difference to this world. We should all act with kindness in our hearts and life would be so much better. You were a very deserved Sunday Star and thanks for linking up with us. I am so sorry it has taken me this long to comment but I did read your post when you first linked up. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

  • Ahh cuggle and yes wouldn’t it be marvellous if we could all start the day with kindness. This is a great life philosophy and one we should all follow I think, how much nice would life be?

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