Day 36: Kindness Because Life is Good
“Life is not perfect. Life is not easy. Life is good.” – John & Bert Jacobs
Life, certainly is not perfect nor easy, but it can be good and kind if we so choose! Today, decide to find something in your life to celebrate, even if it is the smallest thing.
John & Bert Jacobs are two brothers who co-founded the T-shirt company Life is Good. You may or may not be familiar with their brand, but they have been around for quite sometime. They have recently wrote and published a book by the same title: Life is Good. The inspirational book is about their personal and professional journey, as well as a guide to overcoming obstacles and embracing opportunities. They source optimism as the underlining force to their success. I just downloaded the book and I am so excited to read it.
Kindness to Self:
As I read inspirational quotes and books on this journey to find kindness, I am reminded every day, that it really comes down to choice. We can choose to see life as good or we can choose to see it as bad or all the other adjectives in between. Life is what we make it. So choose wisely and create the life and self that you want.
Kindness to Others:
One of the stories in the book is about how John and Bert’s mother was contagiously optimistic even when life was difficult. This inspires me to look at myself and be aware of how I carry myself in front of others, especially my children. I want to be a positive influence on them just as Joan was to John and Bert. Start to become aware of how you present yourself to others and make sure it is the self you want to show the world.
Kindness to Strangers:
Optimism, positive thinking, smiling, good will and kindness are contagious. Actually; moods, energy and words are contagious in general, so be sure to spread them in love and kindness, rather than negativity and dislike.
Kindness to Our Planet:
Life is good. Get outside and enjoy the world. Take in the beauty that surrounds you.
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