Skylar and I are pro-love for many reasons, we love life and enjoy people. Besides having a quirky sense of humor or just loving that someone’s celebrating their anniversary, I always approach life with love first and I encourage Sky to do the same. Don’t get me wrong there are days that I feel like I’m rolling down a mountain of mud but I get right back up and love again. That is because I strongly believe that love conquers all! Of course love comes hand in hand with hard work to accomplishing the things you need in life, but it all starts with love.
You have to love all the things that you do to continue to move forward and grow
. Finding this passion can be a challenge and will always come with obstacles, but once you find it you will always be a success in your life. Love is everything and most importantly it begins with loving you, for who you are, for what you believe in, your appearance, your inspirations and much more. Just remember no one is perfect.
There are so many ways we can spread love around the world and sometimes without realizing it we are already spreading it day by day. Coming from New York we often live a rushed life, we try to get to places faster than time and are always worried about money, because we feel like we have no choice. We are driven by success in many different ways and often forget about stopping just to smell aroma of the trees on a rainy day or just to feel the wind blowing through our bodies. I know this well. I often compliment people, even strangers and honestly I don’t even know why, I’ve been this way all my life.
“Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own home. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor . . . Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.”~ Mother Teresa
We can spread love every day. Inspire others!
We all have to get somewhere, but try to let someone drive into your lane of traffic even if their driving like jerks…maybe they have something going on that we don’t know about…who knows?
Give someone the time left on your ticket at the meter. Sometimes people can’t find coins and they just need a little time to pick up their laundry or something. Just ask if they want it?
Take your mom or dad out to a diner just because. My mom enjoys diners and I love taking her there sometimes just for pie and coffee.
Offer a homeless guy some food or something. Especially when it’s cold. Ask them what would they like to eat?
Smile at a stranger.
Give someone a hug. Hugs are free!
Send a note to a friend you haven’t seen in a while.
If someone is fishing for a compliment, give it to them. Take the bait, sometimes people that brag need reassurance.
Pay for someone’s breakfast. My friend Sal does this once in a while for seniors at a restaurant. You don’t have to tell them.
Do a 30-day forgiveness meditation for someone who you feel/felt has wronged you or has treated you harsh in any way. Even if you never talk to them again in real life, the world will be a better and more loving place if you have let go of whatever resentment you may have held/be holding towards them, and you will further free yourself emotionally in the process.
Send out special notes to people that you adore in your life. Just because.
Turn your phone off while you are with love ones or friends.
Go up to someone you’ve never met before, hand them a $10 bill and say “You look absolutely awesome/stunning/gorgeous/beautiful/handsome… that’s it! Have a great day!” and then walk away
Pay for someone that doesn’t seem to have enough to cover their purchase.
Be a proactive value creator. If you know someone who has a lot on their plate right now and might be feeling overwhelmed (i.e. maybe they just had a baby, or they’re depressed, or they recently went through a breakup, or they have a big exam coming up) ask them if they need help.
Bring them a meal. Do their laundry. Babysit their kids for an evening. Ask them how you can help, and then deliver on their request.
Give some money to a street performer who you’re impressed with. If their talent made you stop walking because you love what they’re doing, give them a tip.
Get drinks for people going to get your haircut? Call ahead and ask your stylist/barber
if they want you to pick them up a coffee/tea or coconut water. Be the kind of person that gives.
If you follow someone’s business/website/blog regularly but don’t have the financial
means to support them, ask them if there’s any way you can support their venture in another way. There are tons of people who are starting their own businesses/websites/blogs… now more than ever. Ask them if you can help support them in any way. They might be terrified of failing, or terrified of asking for help… so by offering it to them proactively, you might just make their day.
Be lavish with your praise, give them a shout out. Tell your friends why you
love them. Tell your parents why you love them. Compliment your co-
workers/friends/lover in front of other people regularly. Only say things that you mean,
but say them often.
These are only a few things we can do to spread love, but please feel free to shoot us a comment if you have any other ideas. We would love to hear from you guys!
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