I love random acts of kindness.
I really love ‘just because’ presents.
I really, really ,really love thoughtfulness.
My sister nailed all three this week.
She made me a mix tape! Well a YouTube playlist , so a 2017 version! If you follow me on Social Media you’ll have seen my excitement about this!
Back in t’day my sister and I were all young and thin and hot (we didn’t realise it then of course we were all full of hang ups that you don’t realise are absolute nonsense until you’re 37 and look back at photos of younger you and think ‘oh I looked great then why the hell did I waste those years on undeserved boys?’) We loved nothing more than going out dancing and staying out late and generally just really having fun!
(My hair is tied back here I am not indeed bald)
Though my sister is my favourite adult human in the world we just don’t do that anymore! When the opportunity arises to spend time together these days we’re way more content to get in our PJs and start slurping on the wine.
For an hour though when I whacked on her playlist full of the songs I really loved or that used to be played when we went out back then I was transported back to being a young woman who loved a good dance (I admit eldest girl cringed and said she hoped I didn’t used to dance like that when we went out ) and was giddy with nostalgia!
Music is so good at that isn’t it ? One song can bring back such emotions and such vivid memories and feelings . Unlike anything else I think! When I heard JLo, I wasn’t dancing round my living room but out happy and having fun like a youngster.
This gesture just made me so happy for a few reasons. Firstly nothing makes me happier than feeling that someone knows me well , all my quirks and weirdness and yet still loves me and knows how to make me smile. My sister can do this without trying , she just is another part of me.
Secondly that she went to the effort of putting that together to make me smile is just sweet!
Thirdly the song choices were perfect!!
So I’ve got a challenge for you all ….
Make some one a 2017 version of a playlist , even if it’s only a couple of songs.
Maybe a friend you’ve lost touch with except to like the occasional Facebook status but there are songs that just remind you of her
Maybe it’s your partner and there are songs from way back when that you just both ‘get’
Make someone a playlist. I promise that they will love it and appreciate the sentiment….then come onto my Facebook page here and tell us all about it ,share it if you like!
Here’s my playlist if you’re interested