How to be kind

When I was out taking the pictures on this post, I met an old couple who seemed to be out for a walk. With a big smile on my face and direct eye contact, I politely said hello to them. They were curious and wanted to know what exactly I was doing. We spend time talking about why I love shooting my blog pictures.  The conversation got long then I expected. We conversed about many things like; fashion, photography and also, the climate difference in Kenya and Denmark. To my surprise, the lady offered to help me. Thing is, whenever I’m doing this kind of photography, I like it when I’m alone.  I tend to play music on my celly, and I’m always dancing and talking alone while snapping away. I sound crazy already, right? 😀

She warmed my heart for offering help, but I kindly said no, thank you. We said our goodbye’s and wished each other a pleasant afternoon. Her little gesture had me question myself if I am kind enough to the people I meet every day. If you asked me this in my early twenties, my answer would be, No!

Over the past years, I have learned, and I am still learning, that there is nothing more enriching than being kind and doing good to others. We are living life in a constant rush and pressure from work, studies, family and relationships. All these pressure can lead to endless worries forgetting what is happening around us. I believe in creating little time to be present. Doing small things like; being a good listener, giving hugs, throwing a genuine smile, helping other people when they need help and letting that old friend know that I think about them are some of the things I think, are an excellent way to show kindness.

Yesterday 1st December, I turned a year older. And my greatest wish and plan is to make a change.  To be kinder than I am now to other people. There are of course many different ways on how to be kind than what I mentioned, but the essential thing is to identify and put them into practice every single day. I hope this encourages you to do the same.

Thank you so much for constant love and support. I really appreciate you!

Have a nice and relaxing weekend.


Photography by me, Michelle

How To Be Kind

 Faux fur jacket: Monki

Top: H&M

Skirt: H&M

Ankle Boots: Zara

Hat: H&MHow To Be Kind

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  1. December 2, 2016 / 3:36 pm

    Could you send the faux fur jacket back to Kenya.😊😊.Thank you..
    Getting better at it every..
    Happy birthday Michelle..
    You are destined for greatness.

  2. December 2, 2016 / 3:36 pm

    It’s so cool that you take your own photos, youre doing a great job! I love the post, and I’m gonna take this lesson and try to apply it.

  3. December 4, 2016 / 10:44 am

    Hey boo!!! Kindness is one of the most fulfilling acts one can portray and when it’s mutual it’s even better. Such a beautiful story you shared . You are a lovely person no wonder the old couple were mesmerised by you . Hope you had a lovely birthday . X


  4. December 5, 2016 / 9:28 am

    Michelle you’re a kind soul…I miss you! Halafu can i give you my address you send that coat before it gets cold in April?? tysm 😀

  5. December 8, 2016 / 3:13 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I love your pics and will have to read your pinned article about taking your own pics.

    Ps. I love the blue tights.

  6. December 9, 2016 / 12:19 am

    Aww, what a heartwarming story! I need these types of stories lately, so thanks for sharing!! xoxo

  7. December 9, 2016 / 2:03 am

    First, happy belated birthday! Second, I think you’re much kinder than you think. See, I don’t ever stop to chat to strangers. But the fact that you had an extended conversation with that couple shows kindness. So don’t fret too much about it; you’re kindness shines through even when you don’t realize it 🙂

  8. December 9, 2016 / 4:58 am

    I love your outfit! And the story you shared. It’s a great reminder to be open and kind to those we meet.

  9. December 10, 2016 / 11:59 am

    One of my New Years resolutions last year was to “meet more strangers” for this exact reason. I feel like I’m so caught up in my own world that I don’t realize that there are wonderful people around me! Small conversations with random people make my day so much happier 🙂

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