Random Kindness March 25, 2009Posted by Lauren Cooke in Life, Chatter & Politics, What I Wore.
Tags: Fashion, Random act of kindness, tania kindersley, tights
I love nice strangers. A simple comment or compliment can make your day, and is all the more special because it is unexpected. A grey, normal day is transformed into one where you walk with your head a little higher, with your smile a little bigger. The sky becomes bluer, and the air tastes sweeter.
I was getting my lunch at the little sandwich shop down the road form work, having managed to avoid the eyes of the van driver who shouted “Nice legs Darlin” out of his window at me. his being the one occasion I left me heels on for a walk from work, rather than switching automatically to my soft flat and comfy trainers, repeller of creeps.
Whilst waiting for my (oh so sinful) baked potato, I felt a hesitant tap on my shoulder. The slightly shy looking man behind me wanted my attention. What he said was lovely – “Excuse me. Sorry about this. But I just wanted to say what fantastic fashion sense you have”. Oh, I spluttered, thank you – how sweet. He continued “It brightens up my day seeing you walk past every day – always so bright and colourful etc”.
Isn’t that sweet!!?? Some people are so kind, and can say the exact right thing.
On another note, I am in love with my tights today. The colour makes them my favourite pair at the moment – not quite purple, not quite pink, not quite grey. Indescribable, AND patterned – a definite winner! Plus, they are Dotty P’s, meaning they are affordable!
On a second note, I also was excited to receive my copy of Backwards in High Heels – which is so pretty I can’t wait to read it all!