5 Things You Can Do To Make The World A Little Bit Better Every Day

5 Things You Can Do To Make The World A Little Bit Better Every Day

It's as easy as lending a helping hand.
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It seems that almost everyone gets excited when the holiday season comes around. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, there is just something magical in the air that makes people a little bit happier, a little more cheery, and a little more giving. The Salvation Army bell ringers are out, Toys for Tots donations are flowing in, and donations for food pantry's and shelters are racking up. It is as if the holiday season is a light bulb for people to start giving and caring more than they normally do. Everyone loves this time of year because of this and the cheerful hearts that are all around. But what if I told you that this feeling could last all year round? Would you believe me?

Part of this feeling is due to all the kind acts that are happening during this time of year. However, these acts of kindness don't need to begin and end here. Paying it forward is a year round thing and should never be marked by a holiday or time of year. Below I have just a few ways that you can help and simply make the world a better place.

1. Hold the door open for someone.

These days, everyone is in a rush and has somewhere to be. Take the time to wait for that person behind you and hold the door open. It will only take you a few more seconds, maybe a minute. This will not hinder your day, and it will only make the other person's that much better. No one likes when someone is a few inches ahead and leaves the door to slam into your face, or that beautiful cup of coffee you just spent money on.

2. Smile at people when passing them.

Think of all the people you pass as you are on your way to your destination. Hundreds of faces that you pass each day and no nothing about. Instead of putting your head down and sticking your nose in your phone, look up for once and see who is around you. Don't give them that cold blank stare, smile at them! They could be having an awful day and your beautiful smile could turn that around for them.

3. Pay for the drink order behind you at a drive thru.

This is another simple thing that will take almost no effort. If you have enough money on you, ask the cashier what the order behind you is and just add it to whatever you ordered. I know when I am getting coffee in the morning it is what is getting me through the day, and if I didn't pay for it and someone else did, my heart just becomes filled with happiness. It is such a simple thing but can mean the world to others.

4. Pay for the toll behind you on the highway.

This one is a little more difficult with all the ezpass' and other forms of payment, but if you are paying the toll with cash, just through in the extra for the person behind you! They will be so surprised and you can feel good knowing that you just helped someone else.

5. If you see someone having difficulty with something, offer your assistance.

Whether you are at work, grocery shopping, or in a restaurant, sometimes people have their hands full and just can't handle everything! Offer an extra hand and a smile, it will help more than you know.

While these are only five things to pay it forward, there are so many other things you can do to make this world a better place. The best thing about paying it forward besides feeling good about yourself, is that when someone sees these acts of kindness, they continue the trend. No one just sees a good act and think about it, they act and continue giving and caring. So remember to be a little happier and a little more caring all year round, not just during the holiday season.

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I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

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Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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13 Quotes For All Of Us Empowered Female-Identifying People Out There

For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

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For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

1. Do you really need someone else's permission, acceptance, wink, or nod, or are you ready to give these to yourself? -The Universe

I get notes from the Universe everyday and all of them are so amazing and inspiring. There might be a few of them on this list. You can sign up for your own notes from the universe here.

2. The princess saves herself in this one. -Amanda Lovelace

The quote is based off a book called The Princess Saves Herself In This One, which is a collection of poetry about resilience, you can get the book here.

3. I'm made of more than you think. -Snow White, Mirror, Mirror

4. Other people's perception of you ain't none of your business. -Lisa Nichols

CLAPPING HANDS EMOJI.

5. Do you realize how many events and choices that had to occur since the birth of the universe leading to the making of just exactly the way you are? -Mrs. Which, A Wrinkle In Time

I love this because it really hits home how so many right and wrong decisions led to the creation of you and how you should appreciate the good and the bad because without either of them you wouldn't be exactly who you were supposed to be.

6. You can't stop what's done to you. You can only survive it. -Rachel, Georgia Rule 

This brings up an important theme of my life that I'm still trying to figure out. The only thing you can control in your life is how you react to what happens to you.

7. Don't let anyone ever make you feel like you don't deserve what you want. -Patrick Verona, 10 Things I Hate About You

8. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Queen Clarisse, The Princess Diaries

9. No trifling of the past, no matter how great, can tarnish the brilliance of eternity. -The Universe

10. People who are insignificant to your future shouldn't have an impact on your present.

Someone once told me this, and although I can't remember the person, this quote has always stuck with me.

11. Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before. -Lady Gaga

You know what... I think she was talking about you.

12. Tell yourself it's easy. Tell yourself often. Make it an affirmation. Eat, sleep, breathe it, and you life shall be transformed. -The Universe

13. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. -Mark Twain 

Go on then, be empowered and trust your instincts, you've got big things coming... I can tell.

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