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A little kindness goes a long way...

Doesn't it though?

You might be thinking...why is she writing about kindness and how is it even relevant to nails, well it's not relevant to nails specifically but you know I like to focus on wellbeing on this site too and for me kindness is a huge part of that.

Whatever you do, do it with kindness

Isn't it funny how one very small act of kindness can change a whole persons day? Holding the door open for a stranger, saying good morning to someone you pass in the street, listening to your client and being there as they open up, checking in on someone you haven't spoken to for a while...The list goes on. Think to a time when someone has done something like this for you and how it made you feel? It's nice to repay that feeling and pass it on to someone else.

I know sometimes we are in our own world and caught up on what's going on in our life and maybe we don't feel like smiling at the stranger this morning but I can guarantee it will make you feel better, even if only for a moment. You literally never know what someone is going through and how much an act of kindness can impact them.

I remember when Indie was a baby, maybe a couple of months old and I'd ventured out to do the food shop which felt like such a huge task with a new born baby. I felt quite low and anxious post having Indie so you can imagine how going to the supermarket alone might make me feel. Anyway as babies do Indie decided it was a good time to scream continuously, so there I was with Indie in her car seat in the trolley screaming her way around Morrisons. I remember feeling out of my depth and like every single person was judging me so I stopped in the middle of the aisle took her out of her car seat and bounced her up and down, back and forth. Obviously she didn't stop crying because sometimes babies just do that. A woman who was walking down the aisle Indie was screaming down decided it would be a great idea to turn around, look me dead in the eye tut and shake her head. I cried. A lot. Then I left with my screaming baby and no shopping. I thought about that moment a lot over the next few weeks and it's something that's stuck with me. It make me even more conscious about being out in public with a crying baby. It made me feel miserable for the rest of that day at the very least. Now imagine if that woman had stopped and asked me if I was okay instead or made a joke about them all being like it. I mean, I definitely would have still cried but it 100% would have made me feel a little bit better and like I could breathe for a moment. I probably wouldn't have left the shop. That woman didn't know any of what was going on in my life or how I was suffering with post natal depression and she probably wasn't even thinking about how I might be feeling, she was just irritated hearing a baby scream. I don't hold it against her. It just made me realise and think about doing more things with kindness. Yes it's annoying sometimes to hear kids screaming but they're kids and can you imagine how the parent is feeling having to deal with tantrums and a baby crying non stop in public? It's hard and you have no idea what kind of day they might be having or what kind of mental health illnesses they may be suffering.

Always treat people the way you want to be treated. If you want love and kindness in your life then you need to put that out there and it's what you'll get in return.

Chloe x

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Jun 28, 2022

This is just so true! Even a smile at someone could make their day. It’s goes such a long way! X

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