Hello, lovelies, the most Discover challenge got me really inspired to write about human kindness again, so here we go!
- Chivalry isn’t dead
- The other day, my dad and I went grocery shopping. As we were getting back into our car, the ladies next to us were leaving as well. My dad let the other woman (who was a bit older than him incidentally) get into her car first. He just did it without a question or expectation of a thank you. It was pretty cool to watch as I warmed up inside our van.
- It’s the thought that counts
- Remember that inspirational quote flip book I put together for my dad? I gave it to him on his birthday a few days ago and he loved it. He really appreciated the gesture and he told me how much it meant to him that I took the time to handwrite all those quotes for him as opposed to just buying him a something. (Did I mention that he regularly reads it too? My heart melted when he read out one of the quotes to me yesterday.) I just wanted to cheer him up. I think I accomplished that goal. 🙂
- Also, the other day at Costco, word of warning: never shop here around Christmas season, I saw this lady offer to help hold groceries for the guy in front of her. He politely declined, but I thought it was very considerate of her to offer a helping hand to a complete stranger.
- Non-vegetarians helping out vegetarians
- One very lovely blogger on here, named Jessica Rose, recently published a gingerbread cookie recipe and she included the ratio for an egg substitute. Thank you, Jessica, for 1) acknowledging that vegetarians exist and 2) making your recipe accessible to us! I’m so tired of being excluded from pretty much every pastry in existence. I massively appreciate her effort to include us.
- Being the change you wish to see in the world
- OK, I know, Gandhi didn’t actually say that word-for-word, but I still believe in this quote. And you lovelies actually see me put it to practice on here everyday! As most of you have probably noticed, I comment on A LOT of posts that I read. The reason I do that is because I know commenting makes people feel good. It makes them feel validated, appreciated, and heard. I know I feel that way when folks comment on my posts for sure. It takes time to comment so not everyone does it, so I make an effort to do it because sometimes I’m the only one commenting on people’s posts. I swear this is not to show off, but quite a few folks on here have told me recently how much it means to them that I always support their work. I just do it because I care about you lovelies. I really do. Otherwise, I wouldn’t take the time to hunt you down to tell you how awesome you are!
What moments of human kindness have you lovelies witnessed recently?