Lead With Love And Kindness Will Follow

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Meet Melissa And Her Mantra: Lead with love and kindness will follow
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𝗠𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗮: 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄.

I think a lot about love and kindness and the impact both can have on the world. I made a pact with myself a long time ago that when I think something kind about someone I make sure to say it out loud TO THEM!

Think back to the last time someone paid you a compliment. Now think back to the last time a compliment came from a stranger (that wasn’t hitting on you). Odds are you’re smiling right now remembering it. Or you’re reflecting on how long it’s been. Either way, that’s why I do it. It’s so easy to spread a little bit more love, more happiness and more appreciation in the world.

Have you ever had the person in front of you pay for your coffee? If you paid it forward for the person behind, then you already know that kindness spreads. This mantra is kind of like that but it’s free. It costs nothing but can change the course of someone’s entire day.

I owe my life to the kindness and generosity of others. My friends’ parents became my family when I had none. They opened their home when I was homeless and welcomed me when I had no one else. I truly mean it when I tell you, a random act of kindness can change the course of someone’s life.

This February I partnered with @onlyhuman and the amazing non-profit @bekindpeople to encourage you to take a moment to show kindness to someone. In a world where you can be anything... BE KIND.

𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝗼𝗿 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗮 𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿! 𝗔𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗮𝘆 𝗶𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱!