Spring is a time when we all feel a bit more optimistic.
Well, it is for me anyway.
It's a time when I feel like anything is possible. The days are lighter, and so is my spirit.
But you know, we don't have to wait for a season to come around to have this feeling, and if we care about the people around us we can also help them have optimism and self belief every day of the year.
That's what this old Russian proverb is all about.
We all know that if someone says something mean, or snarky to us, or if we are constantly criticised, it can make us feel pretty awful. But receiving a kind word, a compliment or a positive affirmation can have the opposite effect.
How does it feel for you when someone says something kind to you, especially unexpectedly? It makes you feeling amazing, like that springtime feeling in your heart. Right?
So, today, how about finding a kind word to say? To brighten another person's day?
Maybe pay someone a compliment, congratulate them for something they've done, find something positive to say.
You could be part of creating that Springtime feeling in their spirit.
And, while you are dishing out the kindness, I'm pretty sure it will make your day brighter as well!