THAT CHRISTMAS SEASON FEELING: LOVING AND GIVING…

Christmas holidaysLoving and giving is supposed to be an all season thing, but Christmas is the ultimate season according to the world. -And I can understand that. Every day that we’re blessed and fortunate to be alive is a perfect day to be a blessing in another person’s life. It doesn’t have to be an expensive present. Small acts of kindness like helping that person struggling with luggages in town, lending a cent, being patient or a simple thing like smiling. You never know what someone is going through and your smile could be the antidote to their stress. Over the weekend I took my son to watch Bumblebee in the cinema (this is where I took these photos). On the return home, a couple offered my son and I their bus pass because they didn’t need it any more. I had a bus pass, but the couple offering theirs to us meant I didn’t have to buy my son a pass. We were so touched by their act of kindness. It was such a surprise! We expressed our gratitude, but that kindness put a smile on my heart the whole trip back home. This post is just a reminder to ourselves that weΒ  should be a merry to someone’s Christmas.

Below are some of my favourite sayings on the topic of kindness.

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No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves. -Amelia Earhart

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You must give some time to your fellow men. Even if it’s a little thing, do something for others -something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it. -Albest Schweitzer

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Human beings who leave behind them no great achievements, but only a sequence of small kindnesses, have not had wasted lives. -Charlotte Gray

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On my outfit: Like stated above,Β I wore this to the cinema with my son. It was absolutely freezing that day, I regretted not taking a scarf with me. The coat did a pretty job keeping me warm, but it wasn’t enough for a minus one cold. Ha!! I love the puffy collar about this coat. Makes me feel like king kong! Lol!! Wearing colour during winter time is my way of overcoming depression with the gloomy weather. The sweater was a perfect touch.chic casual outfitsChristmas

Until next time, have a happy Friday and weekend ahead. Hope to connect with you all on other social media platforms.

WAYA SAY?

 

Much Love!

DANKE…

98 Comments

  1. December 20, 2018 / 11:36 pm

    I don’t know if it’s just me but the last few years it feels like people keep forgetting about joy and kindness at Christmas. For work I have to go in an out of supermarkets and shopping centres for merchandising and let me tell you people are just horrible. Everyone is so self absorbed in their own stuff (me included I am sure!) that we forget what Christmas is all about. Your post has really hit home for me and such a beautiful reminder to be kind wherever you go.

    HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS!
    Sxx
    http://www.daringcoco.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 21, 2018 / 11:11 pm

      I most definitely agree with you and I’m probably guilty of it too. Thank God as human beings we can still get it right while there’s life. Good to hear that the post hit home for me. Thanks ever so much for the contribution. Have a merry Christmas too. πŸ™‚

  2. December 21, 2018 / 1:04 am

    Small acts of kindness always go a long way sis. You look very happy, and I always love to see casual outfits on you. Have a very Merry Christmas, sis!

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 21, 2018 / 11:15 pm

      Couldn’t agree more sis. Aw, good to hear that. Have a merry Christmas too and thanks much.

  3. December 21, 2018 / 9:17 am

    Loved these sayings, so true!! Happy Christmas to you my friend. I hope you & family have a fantastic and blessed time together with lots of love and blessings for the new year too. Enjoy my friend!! Always appreciate you :)) xx

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 21, 2018 / 11:17 pm

      Good to hear that my dear friend. I wish you the same. God bless you and your family for the new year. Thanks so much and appreciate you always. πŸ™‚

  4. jenniferpickering22gmailcom
    December 21, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    I love your yellow sweater! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 21, 2018 / 11:14 pm

      Thanks Jennifer and same to you.

  5. December 21, 2018 / 7:05 pm

    I agree that Christmas is more than just a holiday of receiving gifts and eating tons of sweets! It’s really about embracing life and one another!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 21, 2018 / 11:14 pm

      Good to hear that Rach and thank you!

  6. Anika May
    December 21, 2018 / 8:09 pm

    This was such a sweet post – I love that you’re spreading kindness!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

  7. December 21, 2018 / 10:47 pm

    Love that Charlotte Gray quote. That jacket looks so warm and cozy, I love extra warmth around the neck!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 21, 2018 / 11:12 pm

      Good to hear that Carrie and thank you.

  8. Jodie
    December 22, 2018 / 12:38 am

    Those are exactly the thoughts we need to remember at this time. With all of the hullabaloo, it’s the spirit of Christmas that seems to get forgotten.
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 23, 2018 / 9:18 pm

      Thank you Jodie and you’re so right. πŸ™‚

  9. December 22, 2018 / 1:09 am

    Kindness is so important, especially this time of year. Thank you for sharing your story about a bus pass, it was very touching.

    I really like your cozy outfit. Wonderful sweater.

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 23, 2018 / 9:17 pm

      For sure Ivana! Thanks much!

  10. December 22, 2018 / 3:41 am

    I Love your expression of JOY and hope your Holidays are very Special.

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 23, 2018 / 9:15 pm

      Thank you auntie Neti. Likewise! πŸ™‚

  11. polarbearstyle
    December 22, 2018 / 6:03 am

    I love the colorful sweater you’re wearing. Yellow is such a happy color.

    I also agree that small acts of kindness can be just as important as big gestures. You never know what might make someone’s day better.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 23, 2018 / 8:57 pm

      Thanks much Kathrin and good to hear that.

  12. December 22, 2018 / 7:08 am

    I love your fashion sense and style. you are very great and everything looks good on you.

    Would you like to follow each other? If the answer is yes, please follow me on my blog & I’ll follow you back.

    http://www.okcheori.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 23, 2018 / 8:49 pm

      Thank you and yes to following each other Roseline.

  13. December 22, 2018 / 9:01 am

    I love the heartfelt story you shared. Love seeing these type of kind acts from one person to another.
    Happy Holidays!

    http://www.fashionradi.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 23, 2018 / 8:52 pm

      Good to hear that Radi and thanks much. Happy holidays!

  14. December 22, 2018 / 9:17 am

    Your coat looks so cosy and comfy!

    ANOUK

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 23, 2018 / 8:48 pm

      It sure is Anouk and thank you.

  15. Lovely Amusan
    December 22, 2018 / 10:44 am

    Such a sweet post hun, and loving your jacket!

    These ideas are awesome hun, loving those cute candles!

    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 23, 2018 / 8:50 pm

      Thank you Lovely πŸ™‚

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 23, 2018 / 8:53 pm

      Thanks much Francesca and good to hear that.

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 23, 2018 / 8:55 pm

      Good to hear that Kathrine and thanks much.

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 23, 2018 / 8:47 pm

      Thanks Serene πŸ™‚

  16. hellohilloryrenkema
    December 22, 2018 / 2:09 pm

    Omg how adorable are you?! Hope you have an amazing holiday season girly!

    xo,

    H

    http://firsttimethings.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 23, 2018 / 8:47 pm

      Ha!! Well thanks Hillory and likewise girly!

  17. December 22, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    I do believe that the essence of Christmas is by giving and not merely receiving. I hope this year’s Christmas brings everyone prosperity to everyone! Advance Merry Christmas! πŸ™‚

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    http://www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 23, 2018 / 8:56 pm

      You hit the nail on the head, Shaira. I hope so too and thank you. πŸ™‚

  18. December 22, 2018 / 6:10 pm

    Perfect outfit ❀

  19. December 22, 2018 / 9:37 pm

    That first photo is so fun! I love the mustard knit on you too, such a cheerful colour, even if your outfit wasn’t as warm as you hoped!

    That couple were so kind offering the pass, what a nice thing to do! Christmas is definitely a time people feel more inclined to be kind, such a wonderful time of year! πŸ™‚

    Hope that you are having a nice weekend! I finished Christmas food shopping yesterday and all the gifts are bought so now we are just relaxing until the big day πŸ™‚

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 23, 2018 / 9:26 pm

      Thanks ever so much Mica. πŸ™‚
      It was indeed and couldn’t agree more. πŸ™‚
      Its been a quiet weekend at home. Good to hear that. Y’all have a good merry Christmas. πŸ™‚

  20. December 22, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    A simple act of kindness can have such a huge impact on a person and I hope that more people will remember this. Unfortunately, lately I have not had good experiences while shopping or the mall parking lot. Sad but I always pack my patience and my smile πŸ™‚ You look like a ray of sunshine in your yellow top. Love it. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you and your son a Happy Christmas filled with a whole lot of fun and cheer.

    Xx
    Nikki

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 23, 2018 / 9:15 pm

      It sure does indeed sis. Aw sorry for the terrible experiences. You handled it well. πŸ™‚
      Thanks ever so much and Merry Christmas to you and your family too. Good cheers!

  21. hasenbabi
    December 23, 2018 / 11:18 am

    Dear Missy!

    Love the quotes that you shared with us and also you look so cute in your photos with the Sweater and the Christmas tree!

    I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    FrΓΆhliche Weihnachten!

    All the best, xoxo Eva
    https://nicovabeauty.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 23, 2018 / 9:05 pm

      Dear Eva!
      Good to hear that and thanks much.
      I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too.
      Alles Gute! πŸ™‚

  22. December 23, 2018 / 2:32 pm

    I can feel your joy from this <3 Seeing the happiness and excitement when giving something to another person feels so much better than receiving anything!

    Have a wonderful holidays! <3

    LackaDaisy

    *LackaDaisy*

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 23, 2018 / 9:02 pm

      For sure! Thank you and have a lovely holiday too. πŸ™‚

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 23, 2018 / 8:59 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 23, 2018 / 9:07 pm

      For sure Melody dear.
      Spending it with my son and family friends. You?
      Enjoy yours too. Thank you πŸ™‚

  23. December 23, 2018 / 8:10 pm

    You are so right with your thougts about Christmas, dear Missy May! It is not necessary to gift something expensive – the small gestures count! And I like the look you wore to the cinema including the fantastic touch of colour.
    Merry Christmas!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 23, 2018 / 9:01 pm

      Thanks much Rena and merry Christmas to you.

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 26, 2018 / 3:31 pm

      Good to hear that Sophie and thank you.

  24. Paola Lauretano
    December 24, 2018 / 5:02 pm

    Such a lovely post!
    Happy Holidays, doll!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

  25. December 25, 2018 / 1:25 am

    Oooo loving that coat! And yes acts of kindness really do help. One day I was having a bad day at work. My boss was in a mood and felt like being difficult. On my lunch break I bought a homeless person a meal. He was very grateful and a guy walked by and said to him on that was really nice. And then came up to me as he walked buy and told me the same thing. I felt good. And may day was not so bad anymore. I think I got more out it then the homeless person.

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 26, 2018 / 3:46 pm

      Wonderful story!! That is the way to go Allie. Thanks much for sharing. Appreciated! πŸ™‚

  26. December 26, 2018 / 8:57 am

    Can’t imagine how beautiful it is to spend time with your beloved one on Christmas season.
    Have a blessed Christmas time and happy holiday!
    I like your mood here <3

    xoxo,
    |CHELSHEAFLO|

    http://www.chelsheaflo.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 26, 2018 / 3:44 pm

      True dat Chelshea! Thanks much and likewise!
      Good to hear that. πŸ™‚

  27. iamperlita
    December 28, 2018 / 1:27 am

    This is such a sweet post! I love that you are always so positive! Have a happy new year! β™₯

    PerlaGiselle | iamperlita.com

  28. busyandfab
    December 28, 2018 / 1:54 am

    Love the message and your coat! And that Christmas tree set-up is really colourful and unique. Happy New Year!

    http://www.busyandfab.com

  29. Inspiremyfancy
    December 28, 2018 / 9:44 pm

    You slay every day sis and you rock all your outfits at the same time!! That sounds so fun with your son, I miss mine being that age sometimes. Sending my love your way this holiday season!!

    xoxo,
    Tania
    https://inspiremyfancy.com/

  30. December 28, 2018 / 11:32 pm

    I like Christmas and this time so much

  31. December 29, 2018 / 3:19 pm

    I too believe an act of kindness should be given anytime of the year, not just at Christmas. It is lovely of that couple to give your Son their bus pass. I too have been loving colour during the Autumn now Winter months. I hope you and your family had a great Christmas! : ) xo

    Natoya

    http://www.juanitalikes.com/

  32. December 29, 2018 / 9:02 pm

    hello missy
    You’re very funny in the photos. just because you’ve found such a nice couple, you just might be so happy.
    As for your look is very confy and ideal to go to the movies.

    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

  33. December 31, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    I love the coat on you here, Schwester. Looks so cosy and adorable. Wishing you and fam all the best in the new year. Alles Liebe von Madison
    FASHION TALES

  34. January 1, 2019 / 1:32 pm

    I agree that christmas is not just about giving and receiving gifts, its about embracing life and spreading happiness
    http://www.stylebasket.in
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  35. January 2, 2019 / 3:03 pm

    Good example is followed- yes, girl, preach!
    Wishing you a happy 2019!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  36. January 2, 2019 / 3:05 pm

    Yes girl- I love your outlook. I’m not down with that “new year, new me” stuff because I think it’s really unattainable, but I LOVE setting new goals for yourself. You have a plan of action and I’m digging it!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  37. January 2, 2019 / 7:30 pm

    Hope you had the best Christmas and New Years love! Kindness is definitely a topic that we talk about often for the time of year but it is something that we should learn to apply to our lives all year round!

    -Didier
    http://www.didieryhc.com

  38. herstylehive
    January 2, 2019 / 9:19 pm

    I hope you had a lovely Christmas. Sadly it’s time when too often we forget about kindness and focus on commercial aspects. I’ve been guilty of doing that in the past.

    Her Style Hive

  39. January 3, 2019 / 12:47 am

    Great post, my beautiful Mavis! Passing kindness forward is the best gift of the season. How wonderful that you were gifted bus passes by strangers! It is a good feeling, isn’t it? Thank you for reminding us that this season is not all about receiving, but giving too! And something as unassuming as a smile could be the difference between a good and bad day. Couldn’t have said it better myself! πŸ™‚

    http://lizzyslatest.com/

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 4, 2019 / 10:09 pm

      Thanks ever so much my beautiful Lizzy. Appreciate your feedback so much. πŸ™‚

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 4, 2019 / 9:50 pm

      I did and hope you too. Thanks!

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 9, 2019 / 5:48 pm

      I did and hope you did too. Thank you πŸ™‚

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