What’s Cracking Lions and I’d like to start this post off by saying we finally have a winner winner vegetarian dinner. In case you’ve been living under a rock I recently held a mini competition where I tested you guys on how well you know me and I was going to announce the winner two days from when I posted it and that day is today. The winner is *drum roll*….
RUBY!!!! I’d like to thank her for paying attention to my posts and what I tell her outside of my posts because most people don’t really listen when I talk and it’s always them waiting for me to go away, so the fact that she pays attention to what I have to say simply shows how KWEEN she is and yes she is getting something handmade by yours truly. I’d also like to give a shout out to ALLIE M and ELM for attempting the quiz despite not having been reading my blog for very long so big love to them for trying. I know that sounds patronising but the both of them still tried something they didn’t think they could do and that is something we should all take inspiration from.
Now that I’ve announced the winner let’s get straight into this post.
Do you forget to appreciate your loved ones on regular days? For instance how do you show appreciation for your parents on mother’s or father’s day, your significant other on Valentine’s day and your friends and family on their birthday and keep that answer in your head. Now compare it to how often do you show appreciation on any other day: Raise your hand if you show more appreciation in and around “special” days than on any other perfectly normal day; I’m sure I can see a lot of hands going up right now.
What I mean by “appreciation” is telling someone you love them and treating them like royalty or perhaps giving them a thoughtful gift just because “you knew they’d like it”. I’m not trying to tell you guys off and make you feel like bad people because I’ll be honest my hand went up. Remember: if you are reading this you are an open minded person who wants to make positive changes to their own lives while inspiring others to do so.
My main point for this post is don’t wait for special holidays to show that you love somebody. For me you know you truly love somebody when you do something for them (no matter how little or small the deed is) because you simply want to do something nice for them out of good will and not because you expect something in return. In my opinion we’re so caught up in waiting for Christmas, easter, Valentine’s day whatever you call a special day; that it’s gotten to the extent where we take most days for granted as one less day until this day where I’ll do such and such for someone or I’ll start working out for instance.
If you’re gonna take at least ONE thing from this post take these words and store them in your brain: “every day can be a special day as long as you make it special for yourself and/or others, take each day as a gift and an opportunity to make someone’s day as well as your own”. Do me a favour right this second stop reading this… go up to someone you love whether it’s your mother, brother, sister or anyone; and tell them how much they mean to you or even message a friend right now thanking them for their friendship and don’t stop there…
Back up your words with actions by doing a little thing for them, whether it’s helping parents with house work or getting someone a thoughtful gift or even making them a handmade card telling them how awesome they are. Then look at their facial expression or body language once you do this favour for me and you’ll see true happiness. Words simply whisper, actions on the other hand scream.
That’s the end of the post and I really hope you take this advice on board because it’s something that is real af. Let me know in the comments if you agree with my views and I’ll see you later.