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.”
Thanks for reading
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!
- Visiting Castles
- 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!
- Hot showers
- 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
- Trance music
- 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
- Afternoon Teas
- Blessed to have a wonderful family members
- Watching thunder storms
- Seeing animals making a recovery after being rescued from dire conditions
- Donating blood
- Art deco
- Entertaining – food always tastes better when shared with friends
- Hotel breakfasts
- Viewing London sites at night
- Having a clean and tidy house
- Fairy lights
- 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
- Gingerbread Lattes
- Mum’s text messages with incorrect spelling -some absolute corkers!
- Seeing people reunited at airport arrivals
- Looking after my husband Mark and our Jay
I could go on and on
Thanks for reading!