If you're lucky in life, you're blessed with the kind of friendship that spans decades. Through breakups, triumphs, & crazy vacations; loves, loses, adventures & many many glasses of wine, I've been blessed to have an amazing friend by my side. Angela of Metta in Motion Yoga is one of my closest friends. Friends from childhood we weren't always as close as we are now, but as we grew into womanhood together, I came to realize she's my kindred spirit of sorts. She's my person. My go to when I want to want to 'shop, share, heal, hurt, joke, or just be'. So when Kes and I came up with the idea of paying forward our PARA Blog Crew windfall by performing Random Acts of Paint, there was one person who came to mind first.
It's amazing how quickly karma can come back around. A couple of weeks ago we introduced the concept of Random Acts of Paint as a way of paying it forward. I'm a firm believer that if we all made an effort once in a while to do something nice for someone else there'd be a little more light in the world. As it happens, not more than a week later, Kes & I found ourselves on the receiving end of a random act of kindness that quite literally brought 'light' into our lives....
We hope you're all enjoying the long weekend. I know I am. There's just something awesome about heading into a Sunday evening and being hit by the realization that there's still one more day left of the weekend. It's kind of like putting on a jacket you haven't worn in a while & finding money in the pocket. I don't usually post on Sundays but today I wanted to take some time out for a little bit of exciting news!
Okay...I know that in blogging terms this post is probably a few weeks late given that Valentine's day is tomorrow, but meh - that's just how I roll. Actually full disclosure how I usually roll is leaving everything to the last second and then pulling an all nighter to finish just in time for Kash to wake up the morning of [insert school event requiring me to bake, craft, etc.. here]. So in terms of personal achievements, I think being done a full day ahead of time deserves a pat on the back. Plus this project being one that Kash and I could work on together meant that I had to operate within the constraints of 4-year-old bedtime hours.
I love the idea that when something good happens you to, you should pay it forward. I feel like if more people tried to live by this one simple philosophy, our world would be a better place. Sometimes just a simple act of human kindness can go a long way.