When I was out taking the pictures on this post, I met an old couple who seemed to be out for a walk. With a big smile on my face and direct eye contact, I politely said hello to them. They were curious and wanted to know what exactly I was doing. We spend time talking about why I love shooting my blog pictures. The conversation got long then I expected. We conversed about many things like; fashion, photography and also, the climate difference in Kenya and Denmark. To my surprise, the lady offered to help me. Thing is, whenever I’m doing this kind of photography, I like it when I’m alone. I tend to play music on my celly, and I’m always dancing and talking alone while snapping away. I sound crazy already, right? 😀
She warmed my heart for offering help, but I kindly said no, thank you. We said our goodbye’s and wished each other a pleasant afternoon. Her little gesture had me question myself if I am kind enough to the people I meet every day. If you asked me this in my early twenties, my answer would be, No!
Over the past years, I have learned, and I am still learning, that there is nothing more enriching than being kind and doing good to others. We are living life in a constant rush and pressure from work, studies, family and relationships. All these pressure can lead to endless worries forgetting what is happening around us. I believe in creating little time to be present. Doing small things like; being a good listener, giving hugs, throwing a genuine smile, helping other people when they need help and letting that old friend know that I think about them are some of the things I think, are an excellent way to show kindness.
Yesterday 1st December, I turned a year older. And my greatest wish and plan is to make a change. To be kinder than I am now to other people. There are of course many different ways on how to be kind than what I mentioned, but the essential thing is to identify and put them into practice every single day. I hope this encourages you to do the same.
Thank you so much for constant love and support. I really appreciate you!
Have a nice and relaxing weekend.
Photography by me, Michelle
Faux fur jacket: Monki
Ankle Boots: Zara