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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What are the little ways you share happiness with those around you?

Social Moms and Hershey's Drops has teamed up and requested ways to share happiness with those around you! To read more about this request please click here!

As a Mother,Sister,Daughter,Aunt and Friend I feel so blessed.Every time I see a smile on a loved one's face it makes my smile much brighter.It is so important to live each day as if it's our last by enjoying the time we have on this Earth with each other.

Just adding little "I love You" notes in my kids lunch bags and in their books let's them know I care and I feel so good when they come home telling me how the notes surprises them each time.On their Birthdays,I show up at their school with goodies for their class and balloons in my hand,just to see their face light up makes my whole week!!

By calling my sisters a few times a week just to say "I love you",it puts a smile on their face because they know I'm always here.Sometimes I find bargains online and mail them a few pictures of ourselves as kids,the laughs we always have brings them joy.

Surprising my Mother with chocolates and flowers on days she least expects,shows her I love and miss her.Sending lillte cartoon texts on her phone to make her giggle while at work.All of these little things are such a nice way to show a loved one we care.

Picking up my niece's and nephews on the weekends and taking them out for pizza makes them so happy.Listening while they tell stories of how their day went feels so good.They know I love them and in return I feel so good inside.

Being a friend,just going out to lunch or skating like were kids again will go a long way in a friendship.Talking and giggling having a girls night in pj's is so much fun.Building those memories is a lifetime of happiness.

I shared my ways,and to be honest just writing this post added a big smile on my face!

Please feel free to comment below,What are the little ways you share happiness with those around you?

I wrote this blog post while participating in the Social Moms and Hershey's blogging program, for a gift card worth $25 and some product. For more information on how you can participate, click here

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mi3centsworth said...

Hey Home-Girl, just wanted to let you know that I'm still following and READING your blog. The lil ways I show my love for the ones around me is making sure that they have everything they need, inquiring about their day, helpig them out when needed. My mother stays two houses up, I call her to make sure she doesn't need to go anywhere or need anything. My two oldest children, I leave messages on their Face Book walls for the world to see.

Shannon's Tales of Motherhood said...

Thanks for stopping by and reading!It's good that you can leave messages on your kids facebook pages,my kids are teens 15,17 and to them It's "embarassing"to have Mommy post!I still post anyways!! Your Mother is such a lucky lady to have you as her daughter.Take care and stay sweet..
Your Home-Girl,

Stacey Donaldson said...

You are so right, the little things make a huge difference! I have two sisters, who are my absolute best friends and I do my best to let them know how much they mean to me regularly. I love to send handwritten cards to people, it's so appreciated! We should all take the time to express ourselves and not assume that people know that they are loved...we've got to demonstrate it, as often as possible.

Great post! I will be following your adventures! You're children are beautiful!

Carolee Sperry said...

Geez, isn't cooking, cleaning, folding laundry, car pooling, helping with homework, etc, etc...enough?

Where's the momma love?

Ok, I'm kidding...maybe

Your kids are soooo cute!

Have a great weekend!

My momma blog: Come on home

Shannon's Tales of Motherhood said...

Carolee Sperry,
Thanks for stopping by,,
Your correct about the Mommy Love!!

Shannon's Tales of Motherhood said...

Thanks for your kind words!It's nice to have sisters,I have 7 of them!!It is nice to demonstrate our love.After reading your comment I wrote one of my sister's a poem and mailed it to her! Thanks for stopping by.

Cascia said...

Those are all wonderful ways to say, "I Love You."

Shannon's Tales of Motherhood said...

Thanks for your comment.I try to let them know I love them,even when they get on my nerves! lol

JamericanSpice said...

Those are great ways to share happiness with friends, and loved ones.
I do some of those too.
And always take time to pray with my kids and ask wht they loved about their day most, so even if they had a bad day, they can appreciate the good things about each day.

Already following you on Network blogs.

I hope you will have a lovely week!

Shannon's Tales of Motherhood said...

Thanks for sharing.A family who prays together stays together!! I always believed that quote.