Oh hey blog, remember me? It’s been about what…a month? Sorry that my life has been one heck of a ride the past few weeks but that’s no excuse, I shouldn’t neglect you or the acts of kindness that are happening all the time.
So now that that’s out of the way….let me drop the gift of kind updates on you all.
The fall is my most absolute favorite time of the year; everyone is excited for the new school year and I always love any excuse to buy new office/school supplies. Aside from my unhealthy obsessions with pens, pencils, and notebook paper there is also the pumpkin flavored everythings, the picking of apples, the reappearance of fall scarves, and the crisp air that can make the most miserable person happy. Well, unless you hate the cold I guess. And true to form, as the fall semester has started, I am overcome by the warmth of the people around me. From the amazing crossing guards who I secretly obsess over coming back to help the youngsters safely cross roads to the welcoming faces that take your pumpkin spice latte order at Starbucks….kindness is everywhere. Here are just a few highlights, a taste, if you will:
I woke up the other morning with the sudden urge to wave at everyone I saw. Of course people were thinking, who is this chick frantically waving at me, but who cares? It’s fall. I can do what I want. Go pick a pumpkin, I say.
I’ve also been greeted with baked goods prepared by interns and colleagues of mine which is probably one of THE most appreciated acts of kindness I can think of.
A friend of mine is also helping a fellow student learn English and taking time out of her day to make sure he is set in his academic endeavors.
My dad has recently joined an organization in my hometown with the purpose to serve others, especially within our community. My sister will be participating in a trip through her church to help those in need. And my mom, well she is a mom….the most selfless person I’ve ever met. Go Bev.
Another friend of mine has recently started his critical care nursing residency and could there be any bigger impact than saving someone’s life? What an amazing gift that he has to share.
Oh yeah, and did I mention the lattes that wonderful interns have brought me just because? Can we say super kind? Some people must really know the way to my heart :)
I’ve been really trying lately to tell the people around me how much of impact they have on my life, whether it be inspiration or just general appreciation for their support. I think it’s easy for us to forget how many people surround us and we certainly use the excuse of being “too busy” to sit down and thank them. So speak up peeps! Tell ‘em how you feel.
But mostly, I’ve just been so inspired lately by the people I’ve come across and I couldn’t be more excited. And so here is the part where I give you my big takeaway. You ready? Maybe it’s the fall air, but we need to remember the simple things and appreciate what we have. It wasn’t until I started writing this post that I realized how many wonderful things have happened from the previous month. As I say, kindness is always around and so this fall, what will you do to act kindly to others?