(In looking for a photo for this blog post I found this adorable children's art print and it can be found here at RoseHill Design Studio on Etsy )
Be kind to others, it so simple and I am constantly reminded of it and so happy and thankful to see it on a daily basis. It may be something so simple as the man who held the door for me the other day at the mall and then smiled the sweetest smile and told me to have a wonderful day, or a message from a friend but the kindness makes and impact on me. If we all focused on being kind to those who were in our lives, we'd all be better off and much happier.
With normal life stress, being so busy lately and being a "little" (ok a lot) behind on custom orders I was feeling so overwhelmed and down on myself the other night and I just went to sleep feeling discouraged. When I woke up the next morning I had a convo in the Etsy shop from a stranger who had just discovered our little shop. It was the type of message that comes on a dark night when you need encouragement to keep going and I'll tell you the honest truth, I was ready to stop building and stop creating all together. It was her taking the time to write a stranger and say something kind, something she didn't have to say that gave me a little nudge to keep working. Now, it may not have seemed like a lot to her, but to me that next day, it meant the world. So it's kindness that we should all be so thankful for in our own lives and also share with others.
A smile to a stranger, holding the door, taking time to message a friend, or maybe send a surprise package.. they may seem like no big deal to you but you never know what they might do for the other person.
Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead, sending love your way .... xoxoxoxo