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Old Fashioned Kindness

I was going to review my October Birchbox today but decided that I needed to address something that’s been on my mind. 
With everything going on in the world and within our personal lives, sometimes it’s hard to take a second out of our day to pay it forward, if you will. I know people get busy and there aren’t enough hours in the day, but sometimes, all we need is a little reminder that good people still exist. 
I am very lucky to have had a ton of people extend a helping hand when I’ve needed it and bring positivity into my life, however, there have also been a number of people or experiences that I have had that have been less than kind. 
And I have to wonder why. I’m not perfect, but I have never gone out of my way to intentionally hurt someone or make their day miserable. It’s not my character. I have always been told “do unto others as you’d want them to do unto you”, and I have to wonder why everyone was not taught this rule in grade school. 
See a stroller coming? Get out of the way. A mother holding a child, a purse, and a diaper bag? Hold the door for her. A dog gets loose and you see the owner chasing after it? Help round her up. 
I don’t have a million dollars or an unlimited supply of resources, but I try to help out when I can. Whether it be time or tangible items, I am very fortunate to have what I have and I know that. I have been blessed with a beautiful life and if I can, I would like everyone to feel that way. 
But what I find worse than all of those examples? Hurtful words. I have been personally attacked by libel and slander via word of mouth, facebook, and any way you can imagine. I see people posting online about others; personal, hurtful things that have no purpose other than to make the target feel miserable. Why is this ok? How do people not feel any remorse for hurting a person? A human being with feelings
Bullying and other sorts of verbal abuse are nothing new; but with the power of the internet, it’s become even worse. I may not be able to stop it but I encourage all of you to do your part and not get involved. 

As an Army wife, I’ve seen other wives bash each other when in reality, we should all be in this together. I’ve seen mothers criticize how children are being raised and wives on how they take care of the family. Worry about yourself and your life and stop belittling others for your own entertainment. 

I encourage everyone to pay it forward today; help someone out. Say something kind. Do a good deed. Be the good you wish to see in the world. 
If it doesn’t start with you, where is it going to start?

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