This weekend was filled with fun times with friends. It was so incredibly wonderful!! On Saturday I grabbed lunch with my amazing friend, Tammy, then did a little shopping. That evening Fletch and I met up with my friend, Jenn of Hellorigby, for dumplings and shaved ice. On Sunday my friend Bunny (s2heart) came over to hang out at the house.
I’m going to be completely honest here. No matter what I show on the outside, inside I’ve been having a hard time. For one reason or another I’ve been feeling my Mom’s death more lately. It’s not the anniversary, not her birthday, yet I can’t help but grieve her more and more lately.
So why am I bumming you out? Welp, in spite of the sadness, I’ve enjoyed many joyous moments, usually thanks to my amazing friends and wonderful partner, Fletch.
It’s Sunday night and I’m resting on the couch after spending the day at the local fair. It was really fun! I went with Fletch, my brother, and his girlfriend. We ate some yummy food, looked at cute animals, and did a lot of walking. After coming home Fletch and I decided to rest a bit so we put on a movie. I was searching through Netflix and saw that Trolls was added. I hadn’t seen it yet so I figured, why not check it out. It was so stinking cute! UGGH! I loved all of the music and I loved the message behind it.
Recently our world was rocked by many natural disasters. These types of situations tend to bring out the best and worst in people. I’m lucky to have not been directly impacted by the Hurricanes, earthquakes or forest fires but I know many who have been. My sister lives in Tampa, Florida and stayed to wait out the hurricane there. That was a nerve racking few days, waiting to hear how she was fairing. I’m relieved to say that she and her family are safe. I bring up my sister because it was her generosity and kindness that made me want to write this post.
She was on Facebook offering supplies to those who needed it. When she still had power she offered to have people come take showers or do whatever else they needed to do at her house. As the storm approached she posted regularly to share where she was finding supplies and often offered to pick up items that others were unable to get.
It’s people like this that make the world a better place. Kindness costs nothing but is the most treasured gift. All it takes is some effort on each of our parts. I think we could all be more like my sister and help others when we see a need.
You don’t need a natural disaster to start being kind to others. You can spread kindness through your every day interactions. Smile at strangers. Hold the door open for someone. Cheer up a friend who’s having a hard time. There are so many things we can all do as individuals to help make this world a better, brighter place.
How will you spread love and kindness?
I’ve been reflecting a lot on how I can improve as a person. Sure, I’m pretty alright as-is but how do I become the best version of myself? I’d like to learn how to communicate with others better. I tend to let my emotions get the best of me so I’d like to learn to communicate those feelings better. I want to spend more quality time with those I care about but also give myself time to be alone and reflect. My last major improvement, besides just being all around “better”, would be to cut back on shopping. I buy a lot of stuff. Look at my Instagram, or visit my house and it’s clear. I’ve started cutting back but there’s still room for improvement.