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Welcome to the World!

Definitely going to be awol for the next lot of weeks. 

Baby Ruaidhrí made his entrance into our family making our life’s that even more special on November 7th at 3.44am weighing 7lbs 14oz.

We our so in love.

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World Kindness Day

What is Kindness?

An act of kindness is a spontaneous gesture of goodwill towards someone or something.

On November 13th 2016  it is World Kindness Day. This simple heart-warming tradition started back in 1998. It is a day were us humans are encouraged to preform an act of kindness no matter how big or small, to show  how the power of positive actions connects us all on a deeper level.

Kindness must start with yourself, as many people believe that being kind to others is all about self sacrifice while putting your owns needs last. This could not be further from the truth. First you need to be kind and nice to yourself so you don’t end up resenting all the kindness you bestow on to others. Ways to be kind to yourself is by banishing all negative thoughts about yourself. Compliment yourself and take note of all the flattering and gracious comments that others have said. Every night before bed read these comments to give your self-esteem that boost that we all need.

Yes awful things happen but the secret is not to dwell on them, how hard this may be. Life is about celebrating the good. I now i celebrate getting home at the end of everyday and how wonderful it is to spend the rest of the evening with my family. Especially  with the dreary winter weather that is approaching us here in Ireland. When your having one of those days think of all the times someone has been kind to you. Just think of the time someone had held the door open for you, helped  you pack your shopping or just says’Hello’ and asks ‘How are you?’

Kindness starts with each and everyone of us. Yes that means you! You should never underestimate the power that one small act of kindness can do for someone. Kindness starts of with humble beginnings, something as simple as a smile can brighten up someones day. Each time you smile at someone you are giving them a small cheery gift that may make all the difference to their day.

Other ways to be kind to others:

  • Give something to charity from unwanted clothes to a small donation. There is no need to break the bank. (Throughout the year we as a family donate to our local food bank, this is one way i teach my son about kindness to others. Another way is we annually do the Operation Christmas Child and my son helps pick out the items for the box. We now have other family members participating in our annual act of kindness for other children around the world).
  • Pay for your friends cup of tea or coffee or even for the stranger behind you in the queue.
  • Be supportive of family and friends. That little bit of support could make all the difference.
  • Babysit your neighbour’s children for free.
  • If your finished with your day ticket for the bus, give it to someone who is waiting on the bus.
  • Help someone find a job.
  • Go to the shops for a neighbour, who is unable to go for themselves.

Being kind enhances your self-esteem and lowers blood pressure and creates a natural by generating feel good hormones. This increases your own happiness which means that you attract more positive and pleasant situations that happen around you, emanating positive energy to others around you also. Acts of kindness have a wonderful feeling and will have a snowball effect on others which can make the world a better place.

So why not make the 13th November 2016 the day kindness becomes an everyday part of your life. Go on give it a go!!!!