Now more than ever, I believe it is of the utmost importance to be spreading kindness and love wherever we go. The holidays have arrived and while many people feel moved by the spirit of the holidays, there are also so many who feel depressed, stressed, tired, or just angry for various reasons at this time of year. Add that to a time of social tension in our country that has arrived in the wake of a controversial Presidential election and emotions are running high. Many people are edgy to say the least. We are watching people every day expressing their emotions by acting out in cruel and frightening ways.
We are seeing it everywhere in the media as well as in our personal lives. And I have taken a stand against it. I will not be broken by the hatred. I have made it my mission to conquer hatred with love and kindness. And I will rise up to the challenge. But it will make my mission that much easier if all of you, my wonderful, amazing, supportive, loving, and kind readers will join me in this mission! All you have to do, really, is continue to be your kind, amazing, loving, wonderful selves and keep spreading kindness wherever you go.
As a blogger, there are so many ways you can do this. You can leave lovely comments on other blogs. You can link your blog when other bloggers host link ups or blog hops. You can publish content that overloads the internet with goodness and gratitude and love and kindness. You can share other blog posts on your social media sites. Use the hashtags #SpreadTheKindness or #SpreadingTheKindness whenever you are sharing because sharing alone is spreading kindness! My mission is to literally overflow social media with all things kind and loving. And maybe, just maybe, we can wipe out some of the hatred that is trying to win.
As a non-blogging person, there are even more ways to spread the kindness. Compliment a stranger. Hold a door for the person behind you. Exercise patience in holiday traffic. Smile. Just smile. Just be loving and kind wherever you go. It really is contagious. But we need to be vigilant in this task if we want to succeed.
I have been taking steps daily toward my goal of Spreading the Kindness. This post is another effort on my part to do just that. Last weekend, I set up Shelbee’s Shoppe at a vendor and craft fair. I didn’t do so well that day. I don’t know if was just not the right people for my merchandise (I think they were looking more for handmade crafts), if it was the crazy cold and windy weather (my table was outside), or if it was just that no one had heard of me before (it was my first vendor event) and I was set up next to a lovely girl named Adrien Pacella who happened to be a Lularoe consultant (and we all know they have an established name). But whatever the reason, I didn’t do well. But I did establish a great relationship with the Lularoe consultant next to me! We were helping each other with all sorts of things throughout the day (mostly rescuing merchandise that was blowing away)!
Anyway, to make a long story short, I had not yet delved into the world of Lularoe until I spotted this red floral Carly dress hanging there amidst Adrien’s inventory. It was my size, so I tried it on right over my clothes and fell instantly in love! After a quick exchange of cash, the dress was mine! And now I want to share it with you all. And also I wanted to shamelessly plug Adrien!
So, if you don’t already have a Lularoe consultant or are looking for different pieces, stop by and see what Adrien Pacella has to offer! And if you get nothing, I guarantee she will at least make you smile with the kind-hearted and warm spirit that exudes right out of her! She is a stellar example of how sometimes just being who you are injects kindness into the world! Thank you, Adrien, for just being you!
*This is not a sponsored post. Adrien did not gift me this dress. I purchased it with my own money. All opinions in this post are my own and only influenced by how great the Carly dress really is and how inherently lovely Adrien is. #SpreadTheKindness
Dress: Carly by Lularoe from Consultant Adrien Pacella.
Cardigan: Kohl’s (from a few years ago).
Boots: Cato Fashions Buckled Contrast Band Tall Boots in Barnwood (currently on sale for $11.99! Also available in Pitch Navy which are on sale for $9.99!)
Necklace: Cato Fashions (no longer available but other tassel necklaces available here and here).
What are you doing to keep kindness alive? Are you willing to join my movement simply by using my hashtag #SpreadTheKindness? Or how about I add a random link up just for sharing and spreading kindness?
Spreading the kindness from the edge,
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