I recently heard this story, shared by a lady, I’ll call Jean, who works with animals and has a heart of gold. We were discussing how sometimes giving something small to someone may have a positive impact on their day.
Flower Crowns For Daughters
Jean, being a creative person and a wonderful mother, played with her daughters and encouraged make-believe acting. She would make a circlet crown of wire, covered in ribbons and then make long streamers of different colored ribbons. The streamers flowed down the girls’ backs and added to the beauty of the crowns and their feelings of being princesses. She enjoyed making these crowns and still remembers with joy how much fun the girls had and how princess-like they felt.
Flower Crown for Herself
Well, years ago when Jean was experiencing the blues over turning 35 years of age, she felt she wanted to do something to cheer herself up. The ribbon crowns came to mind along with the memories of joy shared while making them and while wearing them. So at 35 Jean proceeded to make one for herself. She placed the ribbon crown on her head and proceeded to walk downtown happily and regally with ribbons bouncing down her back.
Flower Crowns for Others
She did not stop when at first a few people looked at her curiously. But soon others approached her and asked her about her crown. Upon hearing the story behind the crown, at least ten different women and girls asked her for a piece of one of her crown ribbons to tie in their hair. She gladly cut a piece of ribbon for everyone who asked and helped them attach or tie a colorful ribbon in their hair.
Share Something Simple
Each surely walked off feeling to some degree happier or perhaps more like a princess. Needless to say, Jean felt better because she had made other people happy. She shared something of hers with others, which brightened their day as well as hers. She did something quite out of the ordinary, but isn’t that often when the best things happen?
One woman made at least ten other people happy with a ribbon crown. Why can’t we brighten someone’s day by giving them a reusable, friendly smile, even if we don’t know them and especially if we do.
Better still, do something for someone and when they ask, “How can I repay you?” Suggest they do likewise for someone else. Be creative and share. You will feel like a princess too (or a prince.)
First published on Candid Slice as: http://www.candidslice.com/be-a-princess-and-do-something-nice-for-someone/