The beautiful world that we live in is filled with so many different animals that are all unique and special. There's something to learn from each living creature on our Earth. Here are some facts about animals that will surely make you smile and maybe give you the pick up that you need!
1. 3% of the ice in Antarctica is made of penguin urine
Penguins really make their mark.
2. Dolphins name their friends
Dolphins associate a sound to each of their friends.
3. Cows love to listen to music
Cows have been shown to produce more milk when listening to slow music.
4. And they have best friends
They get stressed out when their best friend is not with them.
5. Honeybees know how to dance
They dance to survive and tell fellow honeybees where the flowers are.
6. Rats like to be tickled
Rats laugh when tickled. Who doesn't like to be tickled?
7. Squirrels will adopt orphans
If baby squirrels are left abandoned, fellow squirrels will take them in.
8. Elephants self-soothe
We all need some self love.
9. Worms want companionship and with companions snuggle
We all love to snuggle, even worms.
10. Quokka's can smile
I think I found my new favorite animal.
Hopefully, these facts about animals make you feel warm and fuzzy. Have a great day.
**If you haven't read, A New Years Resolution Must, I wouldd take a peek at that real quick before you get too into this because it will make MUCH more sense :)
Quick thought before I get to the main point of my article:
I really really enjoyed the 25 Days of Kindness Cards and I definitely want to do something similar again in some way shape or form. I have not decided yet but in scrolling through some of the older articles I've written, I remembered what I wrote this past year for Lent. In 10 Things To Give Up For Lent Other Than That Favorite Candy Bar, I talked about writing letters to different people. My original plan was to write 40 letters, one for each day of Lent. It failed miserably. 40 is a lot! But I definitely think approaching that in the same way I wrote the 25 Days of Kindness Cards will be a better way to spend some time in reflection, not just during Lent, but during any point of the year. You don't just have to write a letter. You can just send the little quotes of kindness. Leave them in random people's mailboxes or slip them under a door or leave them on a bus seat or a park bench. You never know who'll need it.
NOT THAT LENT IS ANYTIME SOON... I don't want to rush the seasons. Just a thought or two to get you thinking if you were considering taking on something like this. Or maybe to get you thinking :)
Okay, now to the real point:
In keeping with the theme of my last article-spreading little bits of kindness all over-I wanted to share with everyone the 18 different kindness quotes that I put in each of the 25 Days of Kindness Cards. Like I said in the little blerb before, you don't even have to write a letter. Print these out and spread them out in your dorm building, across campus, or any other place you can think of. Save them and text a different one to a different person each day. Maybe these will be the few that get you going on your small acts of kindness journey!
How do we change the world? "One random act of kindness at a time"Surprising Effects Of Kindness
You will never regret being kind
May every word that is ever spoken by our mouths or typed by our fingers be words that lift up and never words that tear down
Be good to people. You will be remembered more for your kindness than any level of success you could possibly attain.
Kindness begins with me
Kindness is like snow-It beautifies everything it covers.
Do small things with great love. (Couldn't not put this one in there :) )
Kindness is not an act. It is a lifestyle.
Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person's life.
One kind word can change someone's entire day
Kindness is free. Sprinkle that stuff everywhere.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
Be silly. Be honest. BE KIND.
Be the reason someone smiles today.
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions. And the roots spring up and make new trees.
You never know what light you might spark in others just through your kindness and your example.
I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay... small acts of kindness and love.
Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.
Choose kind over cool.