Hey There Polished People!
There is a quote that I’ve heard many times but never really knew where it originated. I looked it up and it’s by Scott Adams. The quote reads:
“Remember, there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.”
I’ve recently read a book called Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. It was a decent book although I had plenty of complaints about it, but I guess the fact that I read it about a week ago and it’s still in my mind speaks to its quality or at least its ability to affect readers. It’s about a teenage girl who commits suicide. She leaves behind a set of tapes which detail thirteen reasons why she decided to take her own life. I don’t want to get into my problems with this book, you can ask if you’re interested or check me out on Goodreads here to read my review, but it does bring up a good discussion of how seemingly unimportant things, good or bad, leave a lasting impression. I’m not writing this to tell you about someone who hurt me and created a ripple of pain or hate, I want to tell you about something very nice that someone recently did for me that created a big ripple of kindness. And it all started with Lesley.
I opened my door one day last week to find a box on my doorstep. I was pretty sure I’d received all my Amazon orders from Christmastime and I wasn’t expecting anything in the mail, so I was curious about what could be in the box. I looked at the address label and sure enough it was for me and it was sent from Lesley!! I was so shocked that I brought it right in and seriously started tearing at the box like some kind of starved, frothy-mouthed, rabid raccoon I USED MY NAILS TO CUT THE TAPE!! Yes, I know, cardinal sin- “do not use your nails for tools.” Whatever. I was HYPED! Inside there were presents all wrapped up and even wrapped presents for my two dogs!! She sent super-soft blankies for my dogs!!! Cue the “aww”s. If you follow me on Instagram you know what those blankets look like cuz Bubba and Minnie LOVE them and I’ve been posting like 3 pictures a day. Sorry about that. I wont inventory the whole box for you all, but two things that she included that are relevant (besides the chocolate that I’m eating, hold on, I want to get another piece)
(ok I’m back) are a very special book and a very pretty polish!
Lay your eyes upon this book.
Naturally I stood right where I tore this baby open and read it over like 3 times. When my feet finally got tired of standing in the exact same place I immediately used the polish that was also in the box, Essie School Of Hard Rocks, and did a design out of the book. Ready to see some actual nail art?
- Base coat.
- Use Essie School Of Hard Rocks and a Stripe Rite silver striper and do this:Click on the picture to enlarge if it’s not quite large enough to read.
It was so beyond sweet of Lesley to send me anything at all, and it’s like she knew exactly what would absolutely excite my socks off. I love this book, love the polish, love everything!! Thank you so much, Lesley!!! Sincerely, thank you very, very much. You really made my day and left me with such a happy, grateful feeling that will create a ripple that has no logical end.
What have you experienced that created a ripple? There have been lots of movements out there about this type of thing (pay it forward, random acts of kindness, the butterfly effect) and I would like to hear if any of you participated in any. I have organized a fundraiser, given presents to needy families, that type of thing, but who knows if they made a ripple or not. Also- do you have this book? Or maybe you have another book that you see as the nail art Bible. Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!!