Beauty is one of the most desired attributes, but Mama always said its what’s on the inside that matters.
Kindness, in fact, makes someone more beautiful. The iconic Audrey Hepburn once said, "…for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness..."
Kindness comes in all forms, is easy to give, and comes naturally! You can smile and wave, write a thank you card, thank a serviceman, bring treats to the fire department, plant a tree, walk a dog, donate to those in need, give someone a flower, the list is endless.
A great way to spread some kindness is by showing some love to Lakeland’s small businesses! Start by being conscious of your purchases. Your power is your money, so use it wisely. We are all just trying to live our best life and that often comes with choosing to do almost all our shopping at a one stop shop! Guilty! We quickly forget that our friend makes T-Shirts, our neighbor owns a flower shop, our co-worker’s aunt owns a boutique downtown selling way cuter gifts than Wal-Mart, and our cousin’s best friend is an interior designer.
It takes a little bit of effort, but once you commit to consciously shop local, it becomes a habit. Your brain will remember the way it felt to spread the kindness, and your wallet will love the quality products and services only locals can provide.
A random act of kindness will change someone’s day for the better. Visit a local business today and witness it for yourself!