How humble are you? Kindness is on the rise, but are we all inclusive? My Nana used to say ‘never look down on anyone. You never know when you might be looking up at them’. I always thank the cleaner at work and so I blinking should!
worse still, they assume I don’t work because my husband should be out raking it in every day while I stay home spending money and entertaining the kids. If that’s your jam that’s totally fine with me, but I like my job(s). I have friends with amazing jobs and I’m exceptionally proud of them and their success. I also have friends who stay home with kids all day and I’m just as proud of them. Regardless of whether you’re a cleaner or the CEO of a company it doesn’t matter. Your job doesn’t define you. A cleaner can end up a CEO and vice versa. You don’t know everyone’s situation and situations can change very quickly.
Money isn’t important to me. I’m grateful I have a roof over my head and food in the cupboards, but happiness is my driving force. Money is some people’s driving force and that’s okay too. We are all allowed different motivators. Can you imagine how boring life would be if we all wanted the same things?
My group of friends varies so much and that pleases me. I don’t care who rents, who has kids, who is on benefits etc. I like people for who they are. If you invite me over please don’t ever tidy up for me. I don’t care about that kind of thing. Although if you don’t give me a biscuit I will be silently judging. Kidding of course... okay, half kidding.
I’m the annoying person who talks to people at the park. Everywhere I go I make friends. It’s a blessing and a curse. On the one hand I meet new people, but on the other hand if you go out with me you might never see me because I’m off saying hi to someone else. Not everyone is like me and it’s just as well really. How annoying would that be? We’d never get anywhere!
Some people are shy. They’re not cold or stand offish. They just need a bit longer to feel comfortable. At a night out I was dancing and chatting to random people as my introverted friend watched on. I spoke to her and tried to get her involved as I didn’t want her to miss out. She explained she wasn’t missing out at all. She got her enjoyment from watching others enjoy themselves. She was more than happy to watch on. We’re all so different and I love that.
Kindness can be frustrating. You don’t always get gratitude, but that’s not a reflection on you. Remember that. People can be hostile, but you don’t know where they're at in their lives. Don’t be put off. Overall the nicer you are the more love you’ll get back. Don’t write people off because they’re different from you. Give everyone a chance and if you don’t get on you’ll know you tried. Manners cost nothing. Smile at everyone and say please and thank you. Everyone deserves to be appreciated. Let’s celebrate different.
Champagne and Snotty Noses