I know that this is a beauty blog- i write about makeup and skincare and happen to be rather passionate about it. Yet there is something i find way more beautiful and sexy in life than good skin, or looking great- it’s being a good, kind person. Everyone in this world, in this moment, is suffering, even if it’s the slightest degree. As someone pursuing a degree in the field of Mental health, i can tell you that even though the people you come across in your daily life smile at you and are really kind to you- they may be going through something very serious- something that nobody may know about. When was the last time you did something to touch a persons heart?
Sylvia Plath tells us that there are few things that a warm bath cannot repair, but i’ve seen quite a few over the last few weeks that only kindness can change. I’ve been struggling myself to deal with my boyfriend’s traumatic brain injury, and all it took was reconnecting with an old friend of mine (or really, two) to make me realize that everyone is truly having a hard time right now in life. Yet, we pick on people for the clothes they wear or the things they say- we nitpick because they are different or because they are so wonderful we are jealous. Regardless, when this world is already so negative, why spread more negativity? Why not spread a little love? Why not tell the waitress who was just scolded by another table how wonderful she looks? Why not give your elderly neighbor a manicure or mow their lawn? Listen to a few stories- enjoy each others company.
I’ve decided that beginning today, the winner will be announced at midnight on March 28th (12:00AM EST), I’m going to run another contest. (By the way, congratulations to fellow blogger Amatorium on winning the lush giftcard on my last contest!) To enter this contest, all I want you to do is make someones day, and tell me about it in the comments below! Whether you reached out to an old friend you’ve been thinking about, or volunteered to walk a neighbors dog, or took a friend food shopping- tell me about the way you’ve done something nice for someone else. Since i’m going to use the random generator to generate a #, the more you enter, the more you can win. I am going to pick one winner for a 50.00 e-gift card to either Sephora or Lush. (winner’s choice!) It is open to everyone- so feel free to enter and tell friends about it. If someone has made your day- feel free to tell us about that too!
What I hope to find is that not only do we make another person in our life feel good, but in doing our good deeds, we will also make ourselves feel good! Spread a little joy and kindness! The saying goes- “Be the change you wish to see in the world”, so while I will let you know about my kindness, I wont be counting myself in the contest.
Please note that I am providing the gift card and this is a giveaway meaning there is no money or gambling involved. It is completely random and open to all who demonstrate an act of kindness in their day!