Friday, June 4, 2010
The cure for sadness!
THE NICER YOU ARE TO OTHERS, THE HAPPIER YOU'LL BE!!!
I got the priviledge to put make-up on some very precious homeless women, that lived at a shelter in downtown LA. They were funny, sweet, and had some amazing stories! And they were soooo excited to get their make-up done. This was at a celebrity red-carpet event, but it meant more to me, to meet these incredible women, than any of the celebrities.
I got a chance to pour a little love and encouragement into their lives. The other make-up artist there, was just doing their make-up. But I wanted to fill up their hearts with beauty too, by pouring my love and care onto them.
It doesn't matter who you come across...a grumpy salesperson, a mean person at school, a stranger that you hold the door open for, a friend that drives you crazy, someone that you normally wouldn't "like", someone that makes you mad on the road...BE KIND!
It might feel weird, or everything inside you might be saying, "but I don't wanna!"...that's when you need to do it the most!
The next time you feel like saying something mean or sarcastic about someone...STOP! The more you mean things about others, the more you're planting little weeds of unhappiness in your own life.
TODAY: plant seeds of happiness in the garden of your heart, by planting kindness to others, you are making your own life happier and more kind!
Today's happiness dare:
#1 Say something nice to someone
~nice things to say like: "you look awesome today", "it was so good to see you", "you just made my day with your smile", "you have a great smile", "i like your shirt (shoes, hair, bag, you pick!)" "i hope you have a great day today"...even tell someone they're beautiful!
#2 Go out of your way to be kind
~do things that AREN'T convenient, hold a door open, let a car go in front of you in traffic, help someone carry something they're struggling with, offer to help a friend in need, EVEN A SMILE, or nice "HAVE A GREAT DAY!", can change someone's day, encourage someone, tell them they're doing a good job!
#3 Do something nice for someone
~leave a nice note for your mom or a friend, if you see someone eating alone at school offer them to sit with you, help a friend move, or offer a ride to a friend that needs one
More than anything.....the happiness and kindness you pour out on others will come back to you times 10! Let's practice raining out kindness that will grown flowers of happiness in our lives!
I love you all, and I hope that happiness blooms in your heart like crazy today!!!
Posted by Kandee Johnson at 10:07 AM
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This was a great post!! Acts of kindness are the best, not only make the person feel good but makes you feel good as well =)
♥ Love you Kandee! Your amazing! Thank you for always making me smile when I really need it! ♥
I love all of your blog posts, but the last several that you did I really needed to read. They have helped me tremendously. THANK YOU
you said it perfectly !!!
thank you kandee, you are so inspiring :)
Kandee you have an amazing soul. :) We need more people like you on this planet!
That's so true !!!
Be nice with others, you'll get the same in return.
Your words are such an inspiration Kandee. You're amazing, you help girls to feel beautiful, even without make-up, just with your advices ;-)
You are so sweet and cheerful. It's unfortunate there are people who don't get to enjoy this side of you.
You have a great day too!
"THE NICER YOU ARE TO OTHERS, THE HAPPIER YOU'LL BE!!!"
I LOVE this post Kandee.
Thats sounds like some good old common sense!!:) We need people in the world like u to remind us all about the good things in it!! Great post!!! xxx
Helping people move is such an unwelcome acrivity but I do have a friend who asked for help. He had been living in his car homeless for 9 mos and no one knew. Now he's gotten his life together and has two jobs and an apartment! So instead of dreading the activity I'm going to see it from the perspective of how blessed he is now and celebrate with him! Thanks for the encouragement Kandee! Have a great weekend!
Where were you when I went to the bank? I could have used this advice then and maybe would have been nicer to the woman who tried to cut in line. Ah well, I'll just have to make up for by being extra nice to everyone else I come across. Great post, Kandee!
P. S.- My 11 yr old son and I listened to your youtube video about dreams and your story. He wanted you to know he was very inspired by it as well as I am too. Thanks for sharing your testimony. I too because of crazy choices am a single mom. It is hard when you're in it because you don't want to tell anyone. Without friends or family you have no mirror. There's no way to see yourself, who you are or who you can be. Well, you are my mirror right now and reflected back to me is the image of how great I can be no matter what direction I choose. Thanks for being my mirror Kandee!
Your such a nice and kind loving person Kandee and i hope you all the best in your life because you really deserve it :) im going to try to be nice even more now :D xx
Thanks Kandee i`m gonna tell my mom and siling that i love them and that they are beuatiful! your beautiful too! and i love yah! thanks you made my day brighter =)
I love you!! This is such a fabulous blog!
You truly are a beautiful person Kandee... xoxo ~patty~
you truly are a beautiful angel on earth kandee.... xoxo ~patty~
I feel this same way! There is so much negativity spread throughout the world and if we start small, at work, with friends, school, whichever - it will make a difference! I used to be such a negative person untill one day I was fed up with myself! I started saying and thinking positive things and my life has changed so much. I can now TRULY say I love myself and the people that surround me. Thank you for being you Kandee and we all love you too!!!!
Kandee do you have any tips to get rid of acne spots? I've never had acne but I've had a few blemishes and pimples that have left a slightly darker spot on my face and it doesn't help my make up look clean! Are there any scrubs, facial masks etc. that can help lighten those spots and unify the color of my skin?
This is why I love reading your blog. Your joy and happiness is inspiring. I always say my story doesn't mean anything if I can't use it to encourage someone else. Keep doing what you do best and a abundance of blessings will continue to come your way. Take Care!!
Kandee, you're so sweet!
Those homeless women were blessed by an amazing woman!!! Kandee, I am blessed to "know" you!!! Thanks for being such an inspiration!!!
Love ya Kandee!<3
wow wow wow...
i cant write you how i feeling after i read your blog today, because my english is verry bad (im a french person from montreal).
but i can tell you,
when im outside my appartement, i do my best to be polite, gentle, ... with all the person around me. its so important because we live in society.
but too many people live for : ME MYSELF AND I.
and its so sad...
but thank you kandee for your reflection...
and all your reflection on your blog...
take care and continu your great work...
sho shweeet! :)
Thanks for the reminder Kandee =)
Some days it is hard to be nice but any kindness you share will come back to you *HUG*
kandee you rock!
It's funny how your blog is the only place I can turn to. I feel inspired to keep going but I've been holding myself down. I am going through a break up and the pain of love is unbearable.
Your posts always cheer me up! How is your leg doing? I know you said you don't want to bore us all with the details but we really want to know!
Keep on doing your thing!
Your right Kandee, if you are nice to others you will be rewarded. thanks for sharing - you are doing great work!
This is GREAT advice that everyone needs to hear! God bless you!!
You are such an inspiration Kandee, I love everything that you do and I wish there were more people in the world like you! <3
wonderful kandee - I even wrote down your missions to remind me how important those are to remember to do
the ladies you helped are blessed to have your time and love
have a good weekend
ps I think you are a beautiful, compassionate and loving person. I feel blessed to know you - even if via blog :-)
I like your blog !!
do not miss my goods , they are very beautiful !!
Akoya pearl beads
And your pouring our the kindness and love is exactly why I watch your videos and follow your blog. I remember it like it was yesterday when I found your video on Elle.com video star. I watch a few of the other videos but when I watch your video...I was like WOW. That girl really knows what she's taking about (and you do lol). There was something different about you. And it was about a month of watching your videos and reading your blog and I distinctly remember driver to work and I was thinking about you and I said to myself I want to be like that....I want to be that full of joy. I have had to take difficult steps to be happy. It has not been easy, but I am so addicted to being full of joy I will do anything of go after it. And I did notice the nicer I am to people the better I feel. I use to think being nice was weak, but I love loving others. Thank you for reminding me how to love......
Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
You made me smile. :)
what a great thing you did! I bet those women felt so pretty!! Im from the east coast and find people to be so much nicer there than here in SoCal. I think we all need a reminder to be nice! xoxo
awww kandee that was such a sweet message....love you for this. you are the sweetest person on earth =D
Kandee, you're indredible. We need more peopel liek you in this world!
yes but if you say something nice, to someone you dont like isnt that hypocrisy?????????
Hi kandee! Just like all those fabolous people who left a comment above me, i want to thank You - a beautiful person outside and inside! You make my feel stronger every day,You've already given me a hope that my dreams can really come true,that my dreams are what I was even affraid of thinking they are, that I want to be a make-up artist!
Thank You for more self confidence everyday, thanke for making my days better.
I wish one day You could come to Poland with Your glaminar..(is this even possible?):)
I hope I will have an opportunity to go to one of Your glaminars in the future, this is my dream!
Lots of love to You and all people here!
Monika from Poland
Thats my principle too..thanks Kandee for sharing. u'r awesome...Keep "colour"the world...
it was scary to see another lady nearly hit another old woman's car as the other woman was going way to fast and I yelled at her of course for just caring about the poor old lady! She got so abusive I reacted and was not afraid of a silly woman telling me to shut up and get fucked blah blah, you know? I can't see how thick people can be when it comes to speeding in a car park, why is it that I'm the who does care? I know the road rules and other people who drive don't seem to care and just abuse others. it's all most impossible to be nice to someone if they are abusing you.
you are so wise and beautiful!! thanks for sharing your special energy! xxxxxxxxxx
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