One of my biggest goals in 2017 is to spread kindness, and one of the best ways to do this is to show I care about the people in my life. And they don’t have to be big gestures. Sometimes the smallest actions speak the loudest. Today I am going to share 10 tiny ways to show people you care about them, so we can all feel kindness. Remember to spread love, all the time, even when it’s easier to hate. 10 Tiny Gestures of Kindness 1. Notes Send a postcard or simply slip something
Happy birthday to the most loving and classy mom in the world! Graduation with the woman who honestly kept me from a mental breakdown for three years. I want to give the biggest shoutout to my mother who spent her birthday (which was technically yesterday) driving five hours to help me pack up my apartment and clean my kitchen because she’s literally the most amazing mom on the planet. Seriously, what wouldn’t she do for her kids? I am the luckiest girl ever because my mom is
Happy birthday to the most amazing dad on the planet! Go Ducks! Graduated nearly 30 years apart. One of the hardest things about being an adult with a job and 10am math class is that there is no luxury of going home whenever you want. So today I can’t be there for my BFF’s birthday, but he’s in my thoughts. And to make up for being 300 miles away, here’s a blog post on why my dad is my best friend…and the best. I was raised by the most amazing parents and each of them are the
Who had a good Thanksgiving? I know I am plenty happy full of food and family. This Favourites Friday is focused on all the lovely parts of my Thanksgiving – and more than just the buffet dinner I had. Thanksgiving week has been great, and as sad as I am to see it go and get back to the reality of a seven-source paper, it’s time to have one more hurrah in the form of Favourites Friday! Let’s get down to the nit and grit of Turkey Day favourites, yeah? Food, Family, Fashion: A
I went home last weekend. Yes, that was a really boring first sentence to explain my fantabulous title, but it’s the most accurate way to describe what this is about. I went home last weekend. My parents bought the most adorable puppy on the planet and I just had to go visit him. I mean, when something is as cute as Cooper you are naturally attracted to run over and pet him immediately! This meant, of course, driving five hours in order to get to my house, and then soaking up
Today I write this blog post from the comfort of home! That’s right, I kind of went secret spy and surprised my parents by coming home for the weekend. I know, hold your applause until the end. Might have come home for the weekend.
Might have surprised my parents.
Might be sleeping in my own bed.
And by might be, I mean I am.
— Morgan Hegarty (@PotatoesHegarty) May 24, 2014 You see, as much as I always think of awesome surprises, I actually never pull any. Especially since I
Congratulations to the winners of the Teenage Enthusiasm’s Best Holiday Season Ever Giveaway Alex and Amy! Happy Boxing Day! If you are in a country that celebrates Boxing Day, have a good one, and if you aren’t, still have a good one. I find the day after Christmas to be one of reflection and thought, as we go over what has happened this year, what happened the day before, and how we want to spend the rest of the year. My Christmas was particularly fantastic this year. I was
When I was a child, I used to think of growing up. I used to imagine living on my own and coming back during holidays and thinking, “Yes, I’m here now, but I need to jet back to my own fabulous life. Was so nice seeing you!” Now I am an adult and, let me tell you, my imagined adulthood is very inaccurate. After being away from home for two months due to university, I’ve found myself enjoying my new life, but missing those back home dearly. So this week has been all about me r
It’s been two weeks and two days since I left everything I knew behind and moved into a new world. Two weeks and two days of making new friends, taking new classes, learning the weirdness that is communal showers, and realizing how expensive everything is. But along with all this stuff that has been WAY too much fun, sometimes when I’m alone this weird thing takes over me. HOMESICKNESS. I’ve never really been homesick before. All those times I went to camps or went to Europe,
The last few weeks have had me mulling over what is important in my life. There have been some rough patches, but I always get over them. Why? Because I have an amazing group of people who are there to support me. I had a bit of a…tough day at school and it was one of those moments where you just want to crawl in a hole. We all have them, don’t deny it. My best friend came up to me and saw how downtrodden I looked and asked what was wrong. I explained to her and she looked me
…I don’t like to brag, but, my birthday was yesterday. Yay!!!! My birthday is one of my favorite days of the year. And it’s not because it’s all about me and I get to eat unmonitored amounts of cake. I like my birthday because it’s a time that family and friends get together and we all have a really nice time. And that’s special. Turning 17 has been a real eye-opener. It’s finally hitting me that this is my last year of being a child. In 364 days I will be an adult, someone w
Happy Easter, everyone! I hope you’ve all consumed your brunch and large quantities of chocolate and are now ready for a nice relaxing day with your family. I know I am. Easter has always been a very special holiday in my family. We celebrate the traditional way, with church, brunch, and then a large Easter egg hunt*. Sometimes we’d get our picture taken with the Easter bunny. We’d get all dressed up, wearing our bright sundresses, white gloves, and stiff-collared shirts. Eas
Okay, so this isn’t really an ode (considering my rhyming ability ranges from cat to bat) but it is about my family. I was so lucky this weekend to be able to see some of my beloved family, some of whom I have not seen since I was a wee child. Sometimes I forget what an amazing family God blessed me with. I mean it. Being dragged to reunions and dinner parties and holidays by my parents makes me think of family as just an obligation that you are stuck with until you die. Then
I was babysitting last night. As I was laying the kids down for bed, I asked them what their favorite thing about Christmas was. The little boy answered, “Presents! Lots and lots of presents!” I turned to his sister and she agreed. This small exchange really made me think about Christmas. As small children, all we really thought about Christmas was that we received a large number of presents from our parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc. As we got a bit older w
I hope everyone had a really nice Thanksgiving. I know I did. I did not have my traditional Thanksgiving. I usually spend it at home with just my immediate family. This year we drove eight hours and had dinner with my grandmother and her eternal fiancé. Well, usually during Thanksgiving, as we are gorging ourselves with stuffing and turkey, we go around the table and talk about what we are thankful for. My family usually gets really teary, but it’s a tradition that I have gro
There are two types of people in this world. Those who spend their time worrying and those who spend their time not worrying. I fall into that first category. Worrying is something I list as one of my hobbies. I constantly do it, and I’m sure it’s the reason I will die at 30. I worry about everything. Whether it be about school, money, family, friends, my writing, or even whether my hair looks okay, I just worry. I don’t enjoy it. My Type A personality basically comes with th