There are so few purely good things in life. Everything seems to come with conditions and agendas and side effects. But, when you come across one of these moments in life, a good friendship, a kind act, a compliment from a stranger, you need to use it to fill yourself up with it's good and simple energy. Breath it in. Radiate it out. Live it.
Stop hanging on to the hardships and negativity because when you do, you become it. Being hurt makes you hard. Being hard makes you mean. Don't let that pain take ownership of you and instead take in and foster kindness like it's nutrients.
I experienced one of those really great moments recently. I'm not sure if the other person wants it broadcast to the world, so I will just say that it was exactly the kind of moment that will nurture the good bits of my spirit for a long time. I hope that someday soon I will be able to repay the kindness and fuel her spirit in the same way.
You know what else is always good no matter the season? Polka dots and fruit prints! Although my lemon print dress might not make it into fall and winter, this wonderful print with it's bright, saturated colors and monochromatic polka dots is a classic for all year. I had a blast wearing it to one of the final music festivals our town does weekly in the warmer months. Styled with black accessories and the hallmarks of fall (socks, tights, and boots) and a lip color that is in the same color family as the watermelon, but a darker, richer version for fall, the dress was perfect for the festivities and the gentle chill in the air. I was happy to bid Friday Night Live a farewell in this dress.