Every second Monday of the month, I will choose a mantra I want to hold to for the month, and invite you to share YOUR mantra (of the day/ week/ month) with me, and by doing so, be eligible to enter yourself for a giveaway for one MantraBand (inscribed with the mantra of month)!
This month, I’m choosing this gorgeous band: Be True. Be You. Be Kind (which I also have!).
My over-arching life mantra is simple: Be Kind. It is the easiest, and the hardest thing to do, especially when you’re having a hell of a time.
I was having a rough time back in September, when the twins were born, and I was living the NICU Mom life. It was hard enough to wake up in the morning, and remember that my babies were in hospital, that I had to pump more milk, then make the 20-minute drive to see them. It was harder to fall asleep at night, wondering how they were, and dreading middle-of-the-night phone calls.
I did wake up. I did drive there daily to see them, for two weeks. I did get sleep. I survived. They thrived. A lot of it had to do with people being kind to me.
I extended their kindness to my family, who needed me, and needed me to be kind to them too. Very often, the ones who receive the brunt of our rough days, are the people who love us the most, the ones we should be loving the most.
The Be True. Be You. Be Kind MantraBand was the first one I gifted myself, to remind me how lucky I am to be on the receiving end of kindness, and to always, always, choose to be kind.
(PS: Speaking of which, my dear friend Galit Breen has written a book all about kindness! Kindness Wins is now available for pre-sale on Kindle, and launches April 7. You can read all about her journey on how the book was born on BuzzFeed).
MantraBand has generously agreed to sponsor two Mantrabands – two of you lucky people will get one Be True. Be You. Be Kind. bracelet. Enter below from March 9 to 13, 2015, open worldwide!
This is not a sponsored post. The links in here are affiliate links, and any purchases of MantraBand made from you clicking these links, makes me a couple of bucks, which will continue to fuel my caffeine and chocolate habits. I am partnering with MantraBand because I genuinely love their products, and receive no compensation for spreading their message. All opinions are my own.
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