The Art of Kindness and Giving

Mark Stafford

Posted on May 10 2019

The Art of Kindness and Giving

 

"The smallest act of kindness, is worth more than the greatest intention."

Khalil Gibran

This wonderful quote from the 20th Century Lebanese-American writer resonates so much to us, especially in this more 'selfish' and 'fast-paced' life we all lead.

The days of writing a lovely thank you note, or sending a postcard seem to be resigned to the annals of yesteryear. It's such a shame.

Email and text have become our new way of offering thanks, which although well intended, somehow lacks the necessary sincerity and thoughtfulness that is often deserved.

We all know what it's like to receive a lovely card or letter in the mail. Amongst the myriad of junk mail, bank statements and coupons, the handwritten envelope jumps out of the stack with elegant superiority. It makes a statement.

When you read a note from a friend, family member or loved one, the act of handwriting feels so much more sincere, thoughtful and crafted. There is a more elegant structure that is somehow lacking in digital communication.

Acting on Acts of Kindness is something we should not forget. Indeed, even at Eton College in the UK - probably the most prestigious school in the world, they are teaching students about empathy, acts of kindness, letter writing and getting back to the basics. 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7014947/Eton-teaching-pupils-say-thank-launches-new-gratitude-empathy-lessons.html

The same goes for gifting. Most of us know what it's like to receive a gift for a birthday or the holidays, but receiving a gift 'just because' from someone is emotionally enthralling. You feel special. You feel cared about. You feel elated. You feel grateful. You feel happy.

So why not go the extra mile and send a lovely personal gift for any reason in any season with www.mint-lavender.com 

We provide a range of beautiful gifts, that are sent in a stunning linen box, wrapped in a bow along with a personal hand-written greeting card.

Make someone smile. Be Kind. Be Thoughtful.

 

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