Spread a Little Happiness

Friday, October 13, 2017

I take a lot of pictures of baby Kenzie, and more often than not, about 80% of the pictures that I take end up on some form of social media or another. It makes me happy. I love looking through my Instagram and blog posts at a collection of some of her most special moments.

I'm sure not everyone has interest in seeing only pictures of my baby for the rest of forever (hey, I posted an obligatory pumpkin picture from the farmers market the other day without the baby in it) but I also know that it makes some people's day to see our sweet girls chubby cheeks as they're scrolling through their social medias. I get a handful of messages from people every single time I post a photo of her with some kind of happy face or "awhhh" and I get it, because it's the same reaction I have every time someone else posts a photo of their own sweet babes as well.

Posting baby photos is one of the easiest ways that I know to spread a little joy around to others, but there are about a billion other super easy ways out there.

Here's a few you could try...

Don't have a (human) baby? Share some photos of your fur babies! There are few things I love as much as seeing pictures of cute kids, but seeing pictures of cute animals is definitely one of them.

Send some happy mail. When was the last time you hand wrote a letter to someone you care about? It doesn't have to be anything extravagant, but a little note or small gift can go a long way in making someone's day, or week, or year. You just never know.

Recommend your favorite book to someone. I love when I recommend something to someone and it impacts them in some way. When I read a great book I want everyone else to read it as well and (hopefully) they'll love it as much as I do.

Leave a comment on someones work. I love getting comments on my Instagram or blog or anywhere! Even if it's just someone popping in to say hello, it kind of validates for me that there are actual people out there and that they're reading my words. Give someone else that same great feeling.

*Speaking of, head on over to Erica's blog tomorrow where I'll be featured in her Saturday Sit-down series. Feel free to say hello!

Pay for someones coffee. Bonus points if it's a mom with a small child in tow ;) Every couple of months I try to pay it forward by buying coffee for the person behind me at Starbucks. It's such an easy and fulfilling way to spread a little happiness.

Call your mom. Just to remind her that you're thankful for her and thinking about everything she's done for you.

If someone loves something you have (and it isn't your most special possession) give it to them. Daniels grandmother will literally give you the shirt off your back if you tell her that you like it. She once emptied out her purse in front of me to give it to me. I couldn't believe it. Stuff is just stuff and if my stuff can make someone as happy as it makes me, or more so, than that's a pretty awesome.

Volunteer or donate. At the end of every season I always go through my stuff to make a keep, throw away, and donate pile. It doesn't take me long and most of my stuff is in good condition, just not getting as much use as it could be, so we take it to goodwill for donation. It's not something that takes a lot of time, or inconveniences us in any way, and it's kind of fun to think that you could be giving someone their future favorite outfit.

Send flowers. I LOVE getting fresh flowers. I don't care if they're from my mom, or my husband, or my grandma. If someone send me flowers it literally can make my whole day. If you can't send someone flowers, head to Trader Joe's and pick some up (for cheap!) and hand deliver them to someone you know. I can guarantee they will be so surprised and thankful for a friend like you.

Spreading happiness is so easy, especially when you've got it flowing in your own life. It's so important to pass it along to others. What are some easy ways you help spread happiness?

1 comment

  1. <3 I love this. There are so many way to spread happiness. It really doesn't take a lot.


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