I fuckin love giving people compliments, especially to other girls. It’s not about tryna be a “good person” or whatever. I do it because it genuinely makes me a little bit happier to make someone smile and feel that much better about themselves.
I really fell in love with this man. It’s not the kind of love you feel for your boyfriend or husband.
I fell in love with his strength to be so kind and nice to people. I fell in love with that he is so comfortable about the fact that he isn’t normal but weird. And I fell in love with that he showed me that I could be like this too.
Describe Misha. (I'm trying to describe Misha to my bro… but I'm bad with words. He makes fun of me for liking him so much, so can you help me out?)
It is hard to describe Misha, because Misha is a surprise.
Every moment of every day, he’s up to something new; but he enjoys that. He
enjoys the shock, the newness—the adventure, and he enjoys bringing that out in
other people. He’s that one crazy friend who always gets you to break the
rules, and even though it scares the shit out of you, you always feel more
alive when everything is said and done. Misha isn’t inherently “good” even with
all the charity work that he does. He likes to tease people; he makes mistakes
and will cuss up a storm. He’s lewd and has no problem with making everyone
around him blush with the dirty, dirty things he’ll say … but you find that you’re
grateful for all these “imperfections” because they all make him human. They
make him approachable. They make him relatable;
and that I think is what makes us
love Misha the most.
He is like us …
he’s goofy and nerdy and messes things up over and over again. He’s a giant
child in an adult body. He opens his mouth and lets his brains fall out onto
the floor, and sometimes it looks like modern art, and other times it looks
like a homicide—but he keeps moving forward no matter the mess he left behind
him, because he knows the ultimate
goal is just to keep living. Misha keeps dreaming.
He’s relatable, yes … and that
then makes us focus on him; and when we do, we see all the effort he puts into
each and every day. He is always fighting, always trying to better the world,
always wanting to make people smile, whether it’s with a kind act or a dirty
joke. He does have his moments of complete, mature, adult responsibility and
those inspire us too. He is a beacon to all of us who are struggling just to
get by—shining through the fog and saying “Hey, people like us … we can be happy.” Yes, the man brings smiles to faces, but he also
teaches people how to keep them there. He shows people how tofind happiness within themselves; and that’s a talent that not enough people posses.
I think if you tell your brother that, then he just might begin to see why you love Misha so much.
The guy in front of me in the drive thru at True Brew paid for my coffee this morning. That small random act of kindness has made my entire week. Then I continued the random act of kindness by paying for the car behind me.
People, that’s all it takes. Those little kind moments actually aren’t little at all.
Kindness doesn’t cost much. Sprinkle that shit everywhere.
- Say hi. Smile at them. Introduce yourself, ask how they are, listen to them, ask them what they need most. They’re people, treat them like human beings.
- Buy them food. (Make sure to choose items that do not require plates or an oven!) Some ideas are: Granola bars, beef jerky, a banana.. Basically anything you can open and eat. If you give something that requires a spoon, remember to hand them a plastic spoon as well etc.
- Buy them something to drink. Water bottles are a great idea, not only because water fights dehydration the best but also because they are refillable.
- Buy them toiletries (Choose small sizes or else they’re too heavy for them to carry around). Some ideas are: soap, a toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, deodorant, tissues
- Buy them new underwear and socks. Those are very vulnerable when you’re living on the streets!
- If you want to give them blankets or clothes, ask first if they need them. Keep in mind: Gently used is okay but never give them dirty or torn items, they likely won’t use them and it’s respectless.
- If you have multiple items (for example 5 pair of jeans, 3 shirts, a pile of old toys), donate them to a homeless shelter rather than dumping them all on one person. You mean well but you would just put a burden on the person as they can’t carry or store so many things without a home.
- Give them money. Unlike you were probably told, not “every homeless person will spend it all on drugs anyway”. Giving them money (or gift cards to easily accesible supermarkets) gives them freedom to buy exactly what they need when they need it - and in most cases that’ll be a water bottle, a bus ticket to a shelter, tampons or another essential item that people usually don’t donate.
It’s two days before valentine’s day. There’s a club at my school called the random acts of kindness club. it’s kind of a secret; no one knows who’s in it and when it meets. This club made over 1100 hearts for every kid in my school and put them in each locker. Every single one. Each said “you are loved”. So many people were smiling when they saw what was in their locker. It amazes me what little acts can make such a big difference in someone’s day. I guess going to school sometime really doesn’t suck. :)