Add to the Piles of Good Things

That is Princess Elena. One of our fav princesses when my punkin, Rae, was little. Another thing you shall learn about us is that we are huge Disney Addicts and we don’t apologize one bit for it. We love Disney World!

This particular day was the first day we met Princess Elena. We heard her tell another family that she likes jokes and since punky loves to tell jokes, I encouraged her to tell Princess Elena one. So she did. My favorite, most favorite, of this picture is how pleased Rae looks that Elena is cracking up at her joke. Princess Elena was all in, as far as jobs go. She was going to make every person feel special – and she did it very, very well. She added to my daughter’s pile of good things that day. I love her for it.

Last night, I was watching Doctor Who (of course), and one of my favorite quotes from the show came up. It’s the eleventh doctor talking to his companion, Amy, when she felt like she hadn’t made a difference. She was sad.

“The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and… bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant. And we definitely added to his pile of good things.” – Matt Smith, 11th Doctor

I love this description of life in general. It’s all a pile of good things and bad things… and every day we have the opportunity to add to other human’s piles of good things. So do it. Just go ahead and do it. All Day.

How do you add to piles of good things? It’s. So. Easy.

  • Be kind, kindness is everything
  • Smile at people, even if it feels weird
  • Let your face light up when you see your children or students or spouse.
  • Help someone. With anything.
  • Hold the door. Hold the elevator. Hold someone’s hand.
  • Look people in the eye and listen to them. For Real.
  • Give your humans your undivided attention for a conversation.
  • Send a little treat to your co-workers.
  • Donate to something.
  • Mail someone a letter. Or an email. Or a text. Send a video!
  • Hug someone. Kiss someone (if appropriate of course, haha).
  • Snuggle. Watch a movie with your kid. Eat popcorn with M&Ms.
  • Let someone go ahead of you in line.
  • Compliment people. Everyone. As much as you can.
  • Believe in people. Let them know you believe in them.
  • Be kind, kindness is everything.

Go ahead, do it.


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