I wanted to start a blog for many reasons, my love for makeup, skin care products, accessories and fashion but also to make a difference in people’s lives. I thought I would try to write a short post every Thursday called “Thoughtful Thursday’s.” I feel like our society is becoming to fast paced and very judgmental. Is it due to social media we now have where you can judge people from a far without them knowing? Maybe, who knows! I am here to make a change, it may be a small change but still one change can make all the difference in the world if we all did it!
I work in Marketing for a healthcare company full-time and come across a lot of different people throughout the day. Sometimes it’s rough when you come across people who are not always cordial and take it out on me. We do not always know what other people are going through in their lives so we shouldn’t try to judge. One situation I experienced a few years ago had me come to this conclusion about being more thoughtful.
My father passed away suddenly of brain cancer in 2015. This was of course devastating to my whole family and I. I was always daddy’s little girl. A few months after he passed I was in the drive thru at McDonald’s getting my daily diet coke…I know not great for me! Anyway the person in front of me paid it forward and bought my drink. So I did the same for the person behind me. Well this kept happening to me for the next few weeks. I would be at a Starbucks drive thru and the person in front of me would pay for my coffee. Was this a coincidence or was my Dad giving me a sign? Who knows, but that small act of kindness meant a lot to me! So that’s where my idea of being more thoughtful came about. So next time you’re in line buying your daily coffee or soda think about paying it forward and treating a stranger for the day. You never know what they are going through! That one act of kindness can mean the world to them. It did for me!
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Unknown