My favourite word is “kindness” and I’ve decided it will be one of my mantras for life. I believe that one of the healthiest habits we can adopt is kindness.
Image: the ultimate act of kindness was when I was offered an Internship to train with a renowned Swarovski crystal sandal Artisan in Italy
Right now, it’s cool to be kind and live in the “we” rather than the “I”.
Image: Cheryl Botha Creative Director of Ankalia sandals at Subiaco Farmers Market with her little Pug friend
There’s also scientific evidence to suggest cultivating kindness could almost be as important to our wellbeing and longevity as exercising and eating healthily.
Little acts of kindness can go a long way. We often can’t change the big picture but we can control the little things, like starting with how we treat our friends, family, neighbours, work colleagues, our local community, our pets and the environment.
Image: Subiaco Farmers Market where I experience many acts of kindness and a real sense of community every Saturday
Small acts of kindness can make a big difference. Do something kind everyday for someone else and see how good it makes you both feel.
Image: I get my thrills and doggie fix when I offer to mind people's dogs whilst they shop at Subiaco Farmers Market
Handcrafting sandals for my customers makes me feel good. It’s my regular daily act of kindness. On top of sandal making, I make sure I do something else kind and unexpected for someone else every day. It's a wonderful feeling!
Image: Cheryl Botha hand makes Swarovski crystal leather sandals at www.ankalia.com
I would love to hear what you've done that was kind? What was the response you received from the recipient and how did it make you feel?
Lots of love,