This Week I’m Loving….

Hello Beautiful People ❤

Happy Tuesday! Anyone else back to work today? (sigh) On the plus side it is a short week and the sun is shining. Today’s post is about my favourites from the last week and what has been making me smile over the past few days 🙂 Continue reading

See the Good

 

Be the Change you wish to see in the World

-Ghandi

Hey Guys,

Today I wanted to share three videos with you that really made me smile. I’m sick today and am admittedly quite a bad patient so the fact these videos managed to make me smile, I figured they have to be good.

There seems to be nothing but negative news at the moment and it’s easy to see why people are losing faith in humanity. There’s no denying that there are plenty of bad things going on in the world, but there are also great things happening everyday.

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No matter how big or small, I think it is important to try and focus on the positive things that happen around us everyday. Don’t feel that your acts of kindness are being over shadowed because I can guarantee they make a difference to someone.

And finally, I know it’s everywhere but if anyone else out there needs cheering up like I did, then watch it as many times as you need. The cuteness does not fade!

I hope you all had a great weekend and are enjoying your Sunday evening. It’s the first day of Spring so make sure to kick some ass this week 🙂

Until Next Time My Loves

Z x

 

5 Ways to Brighten your Day

Hey Guys,

The usual Monday blues seem to have escalated for this particular week. Everywhere I looked today people were complaining about lack of sleep, not wanting to go to work etc via social media. To be fair I was right there with them. I think as the festive season is now in full swing, so too are the alcoholic beverages and late nights. This usually results in a not so funday Monday. So I decided to draw up a small list of things that you can do to brighten up the rest of your week (hopefully!)

Eat Chocolate

Studies have shown that  who isn’t happy when they are eating chocolate? No explanation needed.

Listen to Music

Music has long been an excellent mood enhancer. Grab your earphones and play an upbeat tune that makes you want to shake that bum! Avoid sad, love songs as, well this isn’t going to help brighten anyone’s day, in fact it is likely to do the opposite. No opt instead for a song that will put a smile on your face whilst singing a long. My tune for today is Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars.

 Make a List

It has been proven that if you write yourself a list for the day, your mood will get a boost. You feel proactive and organised as you have set yourself clear goals for the day. These may be as small as picking something up in the shop or getting petrol. It doesn’t matter. When you get to tick off each ‘to do’ you will also get a sense of satisfaction. Get writing and ticking.

Be Kind

Being nice is a choice, I have long said this. Being kind towards someone will not only make them feel good, it gives you an added boost too. A kind gesture can be as large or small as you choose. It is not something that requires measurement. Think of how good you will feel once you have made someone else happy.

 Resist the Urge to Complain

This is completely ironic coming from me. I am a grade one complainer, particularly when I am tired or hungover (both of which I am today!) however I read before that the idea is to trick yourself into thinking you are not in bad humour. Acting positively and avoiding negative thoughts will help to persuade your brain to feel happy. It sounds really cheesy I know, but I have been trying it so far today and well I haven’t slapped anyone, so in my mind it is working remarkably well.

So go fourth and become a Positive Polly tomorrow. Spend your day being nice, dancing your ass off and eating loads of chocolate!

Until next time My Loves

Z x

Animal Rights

The recent story of Raju the elephant who was rescued after 50 years in captivity has been widespread across the internet the past few days. The poor elephant who was subject to cruel beatings and all kinds of rajutorture was freed by Wildlife SOS. Raju shed tears of joy in response to his new found freedom and the acts of love and kindness he is now receiving. This proves that animals can feel the same as humans; they hurt, they feel neglect and they can also feel love and easily get attached. Then why are they treated so poorly around the world?

This is a subject I feel very strongly about and have done ever since I was a young girl. Unfortunately Raju is one of the rare few that are rescued in time. Many animals around the world are being tortured and experiencing cruelty on a regular basis; from neglected domestic pets to suffering ‘wildlife’ captured and forced to learn tricks for amusement shows.

These animals have no voice, they cannot escape, they endure this cruelty because it is often ignored by society. As a child I loved going to the circus and any sort of show that involved animals. I was too naive to understand how these animals were so good at undertaking the tricks and tasks they performed  to the crowd’s amusement. Increasingly however animal rights organisations are campaigning against the poor treatment of animals. Although they cannot rescue each animal, their campaigns are generating awareness. Regrettably however this cruelty will not end until those inflicting it are punished appropriately. There is little point hoping that these ‘monsters’ for want of a better word, would realise their wrong doings and cease their acts of cruelty. Lets be honest we do not live in a perfect world, that is unlikely to happen. There needs to be a punishment worthy of the crime.

In my opinion it will be difficult to wipe out animal cruelty, there will always be people who do not consider their actions. The same can be said to all kinds of issues around the world. I think however society must stick together to show it will not be tolerated. Animals deserve to be treated kindly and experience love. This goes from how they are cared for and trained and also to the love they are shown. They need to experience love too, they are not to be forgotten about or tortured. Animals can bring great joy to people so why treat them poorly?

On a lighter note, to reinforce the happiness and joy animals can bring, have a look at these cuties 🙂

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