As mentioned in my New Year post I’m using positive thoughts and words to have a positive affect on my mental and physical health. However, I’d never really thought about applying this concept of encouraging children with kind words.
Enter Lunchbox Love for Kids from US based Say Please,with creative products designed to inspire your mini humans throughout the day with with jokes, fun trivia or positive messages. Each volume contains 12 cards and you can add a personal message to connect with the people you care about.
Although Jay isn’t old enough to appreciate these yet I was impressed with the words on each card. It’s a great way of connecting with those around you every day with ease and with a portion of the profits going to help feed hungry children what’s not to love?
Say Please was started by mummy friends and Judi Willard and Mary Fuller who wanted to make people feel good. They have come up with a number of different categories so that the cards can be enjoyed by all. I like their approach:
Positive words can change someone’s day, a life, and eventually the world
I do feel that using positive words can help us develop a new attitude to ourselves and our situations and can’t wait to start using these with Jay when he’s at an impressionable age.
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”
I’d like to think I’m a happy compassionate human most of the time so it was great to be tagged to write this post all thanks to my gorgeous blogger mumma chums Stacey at Mummy and the Bubbas and Jess at Lilypod and Sweetpea where you can read about the things that make them happy. One of my earliest posts ‘Happiness’ features below (apologies for the repetition).
Writing hand written letters and the kind people (that’s you) that read my blog!
Balmy summer evenings
Drying linen outside on sunny breezy days (I’ve turned into my mother)
Frangipan flowers (reminds me of my honeymoon in Mauritius)
That new baby smell
Getting into a freshly laundered made bed
Countryside walks in sleepy hamlets
Laughing so hard it hurts
Snuggling on the sofa with a loved one and blankie
Writing thank you emails and letters to people each month where credit is due!
Listening to rainfall/thunderstorms when indoors
Seeing fresh snow settle
A foot massage (As a qualified Reflexologist I love giving and receiving these)
That ‘Friday weekend is here’ feeling
Rain on lazy Sundays
The Seychelles candle from the White Company
Beach Holidays and the sounds of the sea
Period Dramas I’m talking Tudors, Game of Thrones, Rome, Bourgias you get the jist.
When makeup goes on really nicely
Blessed to have a wonderful family members
Watching thunder storms
Seeing animals making a recovery after being rescued from dire conditions
Entertaining – food always tastes better when shared with friends
Viewing London sites at night
Having a clean and tidy house
Watching classic black and white films especially the Hitchcock ones!
Wearing new clothes
St Peters Basilica in the Vatican City (breathtakingly Stunning)
Seeing tables beautifully decorated
Going to Ibiza (had my minimoon there too!)
Going to see Theatre shows in London
Committing a random act of kindness
Watching Jay do new things for the first time
Looking at the moon
Mum’s text messages with incorrect spelling -some absolute corkers!