A Gentle Reminder To Do Something Nice For Someone Today, Even If That Person Is You

“Sunflowers end up facing the sun, but they go through a lot of dirt to find their way there.” 

I often find it difficult to get out of bed some days, to face the sun like the beautiful sunflower does. This is a combination of my crippling mental health issues, the coziness of the blankets, the warm embrace of a lover, seasonal depression and of course the notion that the world is crumbling before our eyes. I’m a creature of habit as many are so I like to keep a routine. Alongside making my bed and at least pondering breakfast I like to check in on my friends.

The small act of just sending a heart emoji to someone or asking about something they have going on in their life is an act that should be more popular. I enjoy doing nice things for people like sending them a funny meme, recommending a song or program, and sometimes small gifts. I take the time to discover the sorts of love languages my friends speak and make sure that I have those subtitles on. When you insert doing one nice thing per day (this is not something that has a limit) you start to have it become routine. Maybe it is smiling at your local crossing guard on your way to work, or a good morning text to a partner, whatever it may be it is special to them.

But lately I have been wondering what the nice things I do for ‘me’ are. Sure I (mostly) make sure I consume something other than iced coffee, and I shower. So I began to think about the small things I do for others, or the gestures I believe are kind that I would like for myself. I now will often take myself out to go ‘small library hunting’ or I do a sheet mask while I scream Broadway tunes. I do something small and kind for myself, and I think you should consider doing the same for you. Be a sunflower and face the sun!

Published by Nikki Sin

Toronto based blogger, dreamer, and a green tea addict. Currently working with a fire breathing dragon, no seriously.

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