14 May Do something good
Last week the Modern Manor was approached to help with a Mother’s Day surprise. We donated our services to do a one day home makeover for a mom that was in need. It was such a fun project. There was one day of prep and shopping and one day of decorating. We were able to take a few pieces she had and build around them to make her condo a lovely place. I also had the privilege of seeing her come home to her newly done space. Here is the video that was shown on the project:
There was a quote that I found that I love and keep coming back to… “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle”. Life is not easy and people are hurting. Stacy, the other part of the Modern Manor, said something to me once that comes back to me almost weekly. She had talked about being shade for people. That an encouraging word, or a lunch date, or a small gift can be shade for someone on a hard journey. She has always been shade for me and luckily I have many others who play that role in my life…my mom and dad, close friends, my husband. Some people do not have the cheering squad or people to lean on. This week think about being shade for someone. Think about how people around you might just be going through something hard which is why they react or are cranky or are just plain unpleasant. Figure out some way to do something good for someone else.