Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly and most underrated agent of human change. There’s nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others. ⠀
“Okay, let’s say it’s a life or death situation — green or white?” she said. A little while later and with absolutely no idea what she’s talking about, I ask “What kinda green, olive or like bright/bottle green?” — she replies with, “too late, you died.” Lesson number one; don’t ever question the shade of green in a life or death situation. Lesson number two; beautiful people come into your life at the most random and unexpected times, consciously open your heart and mind and watch that universal gift and beauty unfold.
It was created, just for you. How powerful is that.
This beautiful soul took it upon herself to surprise Arlo and myself with a big smile, gorgeous white Christmas tree and armfuls of gorgeous decorations last night, to put up for fun, together in our home.
It’s been a long time since I’ve had to stand back, looking at something not really sure what to say. I felt blessed by such a thoughtful, kind, loving and selfless act — it weaved a sweet, nostalgia within me.
Christmas hasn’t really been Christmas for a few years since losing a loved one who made the day, what it was. She was the glue that bought everyone together and made it special. I didn’t get a tree last year and I didn’t want this year to be the same again, knowing Arlo deserves something special.
Let’s all look past the ‘presents’ and remind ourselves what Christmas is truly about; love, kindness, spending quality time and making memories with those who matter to us.
Be grateful, fill yourself up and share your beautiful warmth; that’s the ultimate, most memorable gift to share. Stuck for other gifts this year? To your past, forgiveness. To a friend, your heart. To a child, a good example. To all, compassion. To yourself, respect.
Deep within each of our souls is a door to a whole world of majestic wonder; open the door, get out of your own way, let that magic in. Christmas this year, now has its own special memory; what a beautiful way to top off 2018. #gratitude