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etsyfindoftheday 5 | 1.18.18

theme thursday: work it out 2018

muscle joint salve by urbapothecary

super sore from all that working out? recover and and act on sore muscles and joints with this amazing herbal eco-friendly salve made from oils, comfrey, arnica flowers, and ground ginger and cayenne, plus eucalyptus, turmeric and menthol for additional pain relief. the recyclable cardboard tubes hold 1 or 2 soothing oz.!

One is always able to show more kindness. There really is no limit. Whether it be to a friend or acquaintance; make it a point of caring a little more, reaching a little farther, and loving a little stronger.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
the year of letting go, of understanding loss. grace. of the word ‘no’ and also being able to say ‘you are not kind’. the year of humanity/humility. when the whole world couldn’t get out of bed. everyone i’ve met this year, says the same thing ‘you are so easy to be around, how do you do that?’. the year i broke open and dug out all the rot with own hands. the year i learnt small talk. and how to smile at strangers. the year i understood that i am my best when i reach out and ask ‘do you want to be my friend?’. the year of sugar, everywhere. softness. sweetness. honey honey. the year of being alone, and learning how much i like it. the year of hugging people i don’t know, because i want to know them. the year i made peace and love, right here.
—  Warsan Shire
Why Be Kind?

1. Everyone is struggling in one way or another, and it makes a huge difference when someone’s kind to us.

2. It improves your mood, and enhances self esteem. It is, therefore, good for your own mental health.

3. Kindness is innate – it’s at the heart of who we are. Thus, we’re being more authentic when we choose to be kind.

4. Kindness is contagious and will likely ripple out, so the others in your world will be inspired to be kind, too.

5. It builds connections with others so we feel much less alone, more cared for, more connected, more valued and more loved.