Sunday, 7 December 2014

churros, plants and simple acts of kindness

Today my neighbour randomly knocked on our door, and gave us a plate of handmade churros.

Sugar + Cinnamon + Fried dough = fabulousness :D
You have no idea how happy I was.... they were freaking DELICIOUS!!!

Anywho, this had me to think: how could such a small gesture give me so much joy? Wouldn't the world be a better place if we all gave each other small gestures to show our appreciation for each other? I mean, yeah, happiness can't be the solution to everything. Putting a bunch of humans together basically screams of conflict in our fates... but that doesn't mean we can't try to bring harmony and colour to our small lives.

Here is a list of super simple and easy ways you can brighten someone's day. Try to do one every single day, and your life will definitely be happier and more positive. Perhaps some of these things might be common sense to you, however others sometimes need a bit of a reminder. In due time, doing a simple act of kindness every day will be natural and instant effects of compassion will brighten up your own life, as well as someone else's.

♡ Offer up your seat to a standing elderly person on public transport, especially if you're a young person
♡ Hold open a door for a person behind you.
 Donate old clothing to charity.
 Give handmade gifts instead of store bought- they're memorable and made with love.
 Rescue a dying plant and nurture it back to health. 
♡ Next time you're ready to squash an annoying bug, just slip it onto a sheet of paper and bring it outside.
♡ Give way to a waiting car.
 Send an email/letter to someone you haven't talked to in a long time, asking them how they've been.
 Smile and wave at anyone you're walking past and don't wait for them to do it first.
 Give someone a hug.
 Write an inspiring blog post.
♡ Remind someone, a friend or family member, that you love them. Because you can never say it too much :)

Stay fabulous!
Lena xx
All images were taken by myself. 
Camera: Canon EOS 700D
Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS6

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