We all know the saying “if you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all,” but sometimes it seems this is forgotten. With all the negativity, I want to share some little stories about kindness. Personal stories about lovely kind things that people have done for me to help me on my blogging path.
I have a camera. In fact I have a pretty amazing DSLR. The downside? It’s too bulky to take anywhere so when I found myself lucky enough to be invited to an amazing L’Oréal event, I didn’t want to have to carry it around as it meant something else to worry about. Sharing my worries with my friend, she ever so kindly lent me her bridge camera which was the perfect size to capture the days events. It was a small gesture, but I was overwhelmed that she would lend me a prized possession so I could get the all important blog and vlog footage I required. Another day, another blogger coffee meet, but this one was different. I won’t name the blogger, because I feel this person would prefer not to be named. We chatted, had a lovely time and at the end of the coffees, the blogger handed me a box. Inside was lots of colourful makeup, that she had kindly boxed up for me as she no longer needed it and thought the shades were more me. A small gesture to most, but to me this meant the world. I hadn’t been able to buy new makeup in a long while, due to having other things financially to think about and this box of goodies gave me a huge kick start and boost at creating new content. Both of these gestures, were small and yet so generous and touching and gave me the boost just when I needed it. I guess what I wanted this post to be a reminder of, is that we don’t need grand gestures to make our day. That friend that lives alone? Ring them up, ask them how they are; you could be the first person they’ve spoken to all day. Haven’t heard from a friend in a while? Check in, ask them if they’re ok.
Know a friend loves mail? Send them a postcard (Paperchase do great ones) letting them know how great they are! Not into mail? Support a friend by sharing their latest work. Sing their praises if you love their work. We could all be a little more kind. No one is a saint and just one small kind act could make all the difference to those around you. Until Next TimeB x
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