Most of my closest friends know that I am a total softie. I am the queen of crying over just about anything – Publix commercials, surprises, when Ian or Cove do something sweet, when I see some random acts of kindness, or literally laughing until I cry. A dear friend of mine sent me this the other day, and I couldn’t help but think about how accurate it was for me, and how beautiful it can be to have a strong feelings. –
“I understand now that I’m not a mess but a deeply feeling person in a messy world. I explain now, when someone asks me why I cry so often, I say, ‘For the same reason I laugh so often – because I’m paying attention'” – Glennon Doyle Melton
I used to be embarrassed over how strong my emotions were for things, but Ian has gently reminded me that emotions are not always bad things. It just shows that were passionate.
I was so excited to hear about Splendid’s #SpreadSoftness campaign. I am a firm believer that giving and sharing love is much better than anything else you could possibly receive. There are so many ways we can spread softness with one another. It can be as simple as really taking the time and effort to ask our cashier or waiter/waitress how their day is going, making meals for our friends who we know are having a tough week (as a mom, you really appreciate this one), or ding dong ditching someone and leaving a basket full of goodies on their doorstep.
What are some of your favorite examples of spreading softness?
When it comes to soft spots, my two boys definitely top the list. I am such a mama bear over them. Every day I get to spend with them is such a blessing. Even when we are just at home sitting together on the couch or sharing a meal.
I am sharing a few of my favorite products from Splendid below. Be sure to let me know how you #SpreadSoftness.