I did some acts of kindness with Kleenex® Brand products as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #KleenexCare.
What does college, me, working, and Kleenex care have in common? Warmth, kindness and the most beautiful memories a gal could ask for!
This is me in college (the girl in pink in the middle). I had best friends. I lived in a 5 bedroom house with 4 other girls. The extrovert in me absolutely loved having at least one other person in the house at all times to talk to. (And before this year I lived with 2 other fantastic girls and before that I spent 2 wonderful years in the dorms.)
“Ugh, I am so hungry!”
Because you know that is important to share out loud, and get a, “me too, wanna order Chinese?” in response. The BEST!
I loved walking to class, waving high to people I recognized on the way. The little things made my day. Like the time I worked a super long shift at the freezing-cold college football game, and the tailgaters shared a hot dog or cookie with me as I patrolled. Or when I opened my student mailbox to find “love notes” from my friends.
Tiny little things, little acts of kindness, just a warm hug, or a latte or just a care basket of necessities – told me I was not “just another girl in a mass of humans.” I remember the warmth that I felt, and how one person holding a door open for me changed my attitude for the rest of the day.
Kindness is seeing other people. It is looking beyond your own pain and seeing the situation of someone else and extending them grace. Kindness is given without question and without reason.
I believe this quote with all my heart. Kindness begets kindness. And sadly, the opposite is true. Unkindness multiplies even faster.
So when Kleenex® Brand Tissues sent me all the fixings of a gift basket, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it! I found a college student that is working her way through college. That tries hard in her classes, that is in her first year and trying to figure it all out. I see her hard work and want to tell her I admire it, and I know what it is like. I am thrilled to share this basket of goodies.
What made me laugh most about this gift basket is how appreciative I know she will be. Because I would have been too. In college, when I was working 3 jobs, I bought ramen noodles and used toilet paper for facial tissue. These Kleenex® Brand Tissues are a luxury item that she will adore – especially during cold and flu season!
How do you share kindness? Share your care, it’s so simple during cold and flu season to put a little gift basket of Kleenex® together for someone you love. Maybe make a small basket and give it to teachers, or really anyone that warms your heart.
What are some other ideas you have, ways you can spread kindness? Please join me in spreading love, care, and warmth, this fall.