2. Give Affirmation: Offer encouragement freely to your friends, co-workers, and family. You can always find something positive to say in any situation!
I am naturally a positive person. I try to look for the good in life and the good in those around me. I have learned that you never really know what is going on in someone's life and so hopefully am less quick to judge or assume things because of this.
Just yesterday Lucas attended a friends birthday party. He was nervous about going, it was at one of those bounce places and he has had some bad experiences at other parties and his normal anxiety of course. Throughout the week I talked with him about the growth I have seen in him, in his ability to try new things even when he is scared. He decided that he did want to go and I am happy to report he did go and he had so much fun.
I am part of a page on facebook where you can share pictures you have taken, ask for advice and just help others too. On that site I showed a then and now picture-- i.e. a picture from when I first started taking pictures (a newborn shot of Ryder actually) and one of the newborn pictures from my recent shoot. It felt wonderful to get compliments and praise for how far I have come. Now I am taking the time to make sure I take the time to comment back, compliment and give advice when it is asked for as I truly believe that by sharing we can make the whole industry (photographer and consumers) better as they will know what good pictures are.
Oh and speaking of which- a little selfish plug here; I just rebuilt from ground up and launched my Emily Kathryn Photography website; I would love for you to check it out, there is even a blog section that you can comment if you would like.
The little good things we do in life really do make a difference and really can completely turn around someone's day.
I hope you join us next month and this month too and help spread a little more good in the world.
Here are July's Goals:
1. Leave a sweet message or gift to Thank your mail carrier.
2. Gather up some books that can be donated to a library or Goodwill/Salvation Army.
When you share your Heartfelt Acts, share your blog post link below.