The pictures above were taken a couple of hours after standing by my dear friend/sister's side as she buried her father. During the funeral service, I was paying close attention to what everyone was saying about her father. I noticed that not many people mentioned his accolades. I was expecting people to say he was a successful lawyer and honorable judge.....he gave thousands of dollars to charities....he was a faithful member of his fraternity for over 40 years....etc. However, hardly anyone discussed his accomplishments - but what they did discuss was how Mr. Lain (my friend's father) made them feel. This made me think.
Having a positive impact on people is far more important than making all the money you can make or being the best at whatever it is you're trying to be. Those things are admirable, but how you treat others is the golden ticket. After listening to Mr. Lain's family and friends speak about how he made them laugh or how he encouraged them, I made a small vow that from now on I would make sure that I encourage someone as often as I can, speak more kind words, make someone smile daily, and push someone in a positive direction. Join me?
Now about the cool sweater dress I'm wearing. I scored this dress from Boohoo for only $20! It is perfect for the fall weather because the material is thick enough to block out a slight breeze, yet light enough to keep you cool. Depending on your whereabouts on the globe, you can wear it with a jacket or without a jacket. I prefer wearing it with a jacket because it adds to the dress. To complement my dress, I threw on my choker from Intuition and some black booties from Aldo (old). My vintage Levi jacket came from Etsy.
Have an awesome, productive week everyone and remember to have a positive impact on someone.
P.S. - Keep your head up Jewel....I got cha.
- Samjah Iman