I love the small acts of kindness and special little things that the people in my life do for me. They may be small, but they have a big impact and they make me feel extremely happy. The most unexpected things may also make me very excited and put a huge smile on my face.
I came home today to find that my dad had sent me some magazines that I really wanted and it just made my day. I had been thinking about these magazines for a good while, but I had not bought them myself. So when I found that he had sent them without me even telling him, I was just ecstatic.
My dad does things like this all the time, which makes me all the more appreciative of him. If he sees them on offer, he will buy me books with the most beautiful covers, because he knows how much I adore them. He also bought a book that I really wanted to help with my career, and I just loved that.
However, there are many others in my life who do little things that brighten up my day, like my friend in prison who sent me a beautiful sketch, a surprise Christmas card and a card that arrived bang on my birthday.
I love when my mum comes home with Cadbury’s mini eggs, which is my ever favourite chocolate, or something special for dinner. It always warms my heart when my grandma writes lovely little notes or letters filled with words of love and encouragement. I appreciate the care my sister takes of me when I’m not feeling well, especially when she makes me hot drinks.
I love, love, loved the amazingly beautiful cards that my loved ones gave to me on my 21st birthday and the gorgeous speech that my twin made, which just melted my heart. And it just means a lot to me whenever any one of my friends take a little bit of time out of their day to check up on me or just drop me a line about absolutely anything.
For me, life isn’t all about the big extravagant gestures. The small, tiny, minute acts mean just as much; sometimes even more so. I find that I am far more impressed by the small things in life, rather than the big or over the top things, especially if they are a surprise. That is an easy way to put a smile on my face.