I love doing things for people helping them, spoiling them and making them feel better and special. But alas this seems to be a dying art.Why have we forgotten this act of kindness? Are we to self absorbed. ? Too selfish? Lack of time?
During my time, living in London I met several pretty amazing people.These strangers became close friends who taught me about how strangers can become the family we choose. Several welcomed me into their homes, families and friendship circles.To a new traveller in London this was more appreciated than a Designer handbag gift.
Often when we think acts of kindness, we think its related to money and we dont have it. This however is not true its the little things that do matter in life and people remember these acts fondly. A few kind words, helping someone, a simple posted card, sharing of a packed lunch are just a few ways we can change someones day.
I always find such happines by doing something for other people. But I had to learn that as much as I love giving I have to learn to recieve.I am not one for the spotlight and dont like attention. So my aunt used my then little cousin who was 6 to teach me this lesson.I loved spoiling my cousin as she is the baby of our family(we tragically lost her last year,teen suicide). My aunt got my cousin to buy me a fancy pink pen from her pocket money and I had to accept it. I saw the love and happiness in her face at the thrill of buying me something that I loved. Thus i realised the happiness i give others and that I was selfish not to let others experience what I felt.
So go out there, do something to make someone happy, random acts of kindness spread the love 🙂