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Acts of kindness

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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 🙂

Ciao
xxxx

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Friends…

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Sometimes its just a few words, a hug or even a smile that could make a person’s day better. Today was not a good day for me at work. I was tested to the point of almost turning on the waterworks.

Friends at work all rallied around me to make me feel better, but the matter was not in my hands to control. Change is good but change that leaves you lost is not a good feeling. Earlier this afternoon i posted on Twitter a sad face only no words and immediately I recieved tweet of concern from friends I have never met.This really touched my heart , their kind words, virtual hugs and encouragement really worked its magic.

This made me realise that friends are truly angels who remind us that we have wings when we forget that we can fly. During my many years I have had , met and still have some really amazing friends even though we dont live on the same continent anymore I know they still care for me. Friendship is very important and friends are the family we choose.I have met friends from all walks of life , different cultures and age groups (this reminds me of once telling my mum I was going to a party for a Friend who was turning 50, MUM almost did a double take and said you have friends who are so old lol).Each of my friends have taught me very important life lessons, many stayed with me through very hard times in my life and I appreciate them for that.From drunken moments of madness in Spanish , to conquering my fear of Theme Parks , to holding my hand when I was afraid or holding back my hair when I was throwing up my friends are simply the best

So appreciate your friends doesnt matter if its in reality or social media be blessed knowing that you matter to someone ….To new friends , old friends and friends I have yet to met I am gobsmacked by the kindness you have shown me ……..

I am very blessed to have met many amazing souls during my journey each so unique, so loving and the crazy ones too lol. My friends may not be like the characters in the popular show “Friends” BUT hey they are my friends and that makes them superstars in my books 🙂