" We Rise by Lifting Others"

HI MY FRIENDS!

Hope everyone is doing well :) I have been a little busy bee. It is a rainy Tuesday night so I really wanted to dedicate some time to write this blog post.

I want to speak about kindness. I know I know- you might think that is boring, or you might not want to hear what I have to say but it is something I am really passionate about so I knew I wanted to do a post on it when I started this blog.

I have always been a strong believer in surrounding myself with kind, genuine, caring people. I have vowed to myself to always treat others the way I wish to be treated and I make sure to spread kindness every single day. The world is so full of hatred and negative energy that it is so important to make sure that you are spreading even the littlest act of kindness.

Listen, not every day you are going to wake up in the best mood and want to smile at everyone you see, compliment someone or just say something nice. I totally understand that, BUT it literally does not cost a thing to be kind- so why not do it more? Smile. That is my first rule. SMILE. Why are there so many people walking around with frowns on their faces? Life is too short. One simple smile can change someones day. So next time you are walking around with your head down, look up & smile at someone. 

Giving compliments to people is probably my favorite thing. I will never understand how people do not say the nice things they are actually thinking. Think about it. How do you feel when someone tell you " You look so nice today", makes you feel good right? So if you are thinking that about someone else, why not tell them? Why not make them feel good too? You don't know what they are going through, it could turn their whole day around. LISTEN. Listen to others. When you are talking to someone, really listen to what they are saying. Cut out the JUDGING. I am telling you, once you stop judging those around you, you will see an instant change in your attitude towards life and others.

I believe in living a "healthy lifestyle". However, living a healthy lifestyle is way beyond just what you see physically or what you eat . It is way more than that. It is about your outlook on life & those around you. I have always been a very positive person, but over the past few years since incorporating more fitness into my routine, I feel like I have found even more happiness in my life. The reason is because I have found a greater appreciation for the life I have been given, for getting up every day and being able to move my body, and for waking up and breathing. When you start to appreciate yourself, you start to show appreciation towards others.

So do me a favor, do something kind tomorrow. Hold the door for a stranger, say "thank you" to the Barista at Starbucks and tell them to have a nice day. Call a friend you haven't spoken with to check in and see how they are, tell someone how proud you are of them, if someone you know is having a tough day; ask if they need someone to talk to. T

"Remember if you want to lift yourself up, lift someone else up"- Booker T. Washington

xx ash