These days, there seems to be a holiday for everything... but did you know June 11th is "National Making Life Beautiful" day?
"Living beautifully" has been my motto for some time now, so it's no surprise I was thrilled to learn about this day. So, what does it mean to make life beautiful?
According to The National Day Calendar,
"It is a day dedicated to encouraging and celebrating men and women who are making life beautiful.
Whether you’re creating beauty through building relationships or helping others achieve personal success, one small action can lead to a ripple effect, making life beautiful not just for yourself, but for those around you, too.
Making Life Beautiful Day was submitted by Apriori Beauty and declared by the Registrar of National Day Calendar in April 2015. The date was chosen because Apriori Beauty launched their mission to help men and women look and feel beautiful with their availability of their internal and external approach to beauty on June 11, 2009.
Help someone you know to achieve a personal goal, donate time to a worthy cause, help someone less fortunate or just do something nice for someone. On social media, use #MakingLifeBeautifulDay"
Beauty comes in all forms, whether it is through kindness, nature, personal style, or laughter. Tiny acts can affect someone's day tremendously, from holding a door to lending a helping hand. Even a simple smile can turn someone else's frown upside down.
I noticed this last week on my lunch break. As I walked toward the door at my favorite burrito spot downtown Boston, a lady waited for me, holding the door. Taken by surprise, yet tickled pink, I smiled and thanked her. Then, I held the door open for the man behind me. He did the same for the person behind him. It was like an awesome chain of kindness!
Kindness truly has a ripple effect. When we all do better, we all do better.
How do you make life beautiful?