You know that feeling when you feel like you're exactly where you should be at exactly the right moment? At this point the stars are aligned and all that matters is 'this moment now!' I don't want to take it so far as to suggest Nirvana but it's one of those 'this cannot be real right now?' moments. Let me get into it.
So we go to the market earlier this week, doing the normal things; walking around doing all things market. After making a couple of purchases I spot the most beautiful handcrafted (yes, I said handcrafted) leather bag (more like a clutch really). It's just chilling there inconspicously not being touched or noticed. At that moment I thought to myself "this is it, this is possibly the most beautiful purchase I will make all year!" In keeping with principles of good blog writing and in an effort to cut a long story short I will say this; I now have a beautiful hand-crafted leather bag from Ghana which I received as a gift - as in like free of charge. (By the way, if you're ever in Ghana be sure to make a trip to the arts centre where you can purchase beautiful gifts; bags, accessories, traditional material etc.) Now back to the bag; I don't know what it is; maybe the guy who gave me this bag is just very kind or maybe he liked me or maybe it was just karma. At the end of the day, as a result of this random act of kindness I walked away with a newfound enthusiusm and kindness. I was a little nicer to the people around me, I smiled a bit more and I basically just spread the kindness. I was a slightly better human being and I think the world was a little bit better because of this. Take what you will from this but I genuinely believe that random acts of kindness are a easy yet sincere way to spread the love.