I have been thinking about what my next RAOK could be lately. Then I thought, what about the park?! All sorts of kids go to the park, kids from poor families and kids from wealthy families. Kids that may face challenges, and kids that may not. The thing is you never know what type of life they are living and battles they are fighting.Sometimes tricky stuff can be invisible to strangers (for example, I have CRPS and sometimes people don’t know how tough my life can be at times). I believe that all my kindness gifts go to the right people every time, and I have seen it happen during every act of kindness I have completed in the past. In fact, I found a very special friend through one of my random acts, and she has become a really important lady to my heart. She was fighting a battle that I was not aware of at the time, and she hunted me down to let me know how appreciative she was and we have been good friends ever since.
My latest RAOK was fun to create as I went shopping at a dollar shop for playful activities that the kids could enjoy. I added a little hint of FZ by wrapping my presents in a ribbon that has an Eiffel Tower print (those who know me, know that I’m a little obsessed with the thought of Paris!). I carefully chose some popular parks and placed the gifts all wrapped in clear cellophane on benches and tables before having a quick swing and walking away. My heart felt full of joy and excitement, and although I didn’t witness the recipients faces, I could imagine massive smiles beaming!
I have included some photos below so take a peek if you would like! 😀
Today I am going to give you my advice on how to make new friends. Also, I am not just writing for the kids, so take note adults! You don’t have to be a Fluro Zebra to have fluro friendships. I am going to explain some good friendship tips that are as simple as black and white.
The key to friendship is being yourself around people and making sure you’re comfortable talking to them. If you don’t be yourself, you won’t make any new friends because the chances are, you will be the worst at being somebody else. Keep telling yourself that everybody is different to each other, no matter what. If somebody tries to change you, they are not true friends. They need to accept you for being you, and not them.
Another way to make friends is doing good deeds for them. If you talk to someone who seems a little lonely, invite them to join you in doing something fun. You can also make new friends by just picking something up for them and not expecting anything in return. It makes them see you as a nice, helpful person. When I first meet someone new, I like to ask questions about them such as what their favourite colour is, or how many family members they have. They feel like they are interesting to you, and that you want to know more about them.
It is tricky, I know, but if you really want to be friends with them, I wouldn’t give up. You need to feel like you can tell them how you feel. If you have got a funny side or a creative side, show it. It will show the person the real you. Try to share a laugh because then you know that they think you are funny and it shows who you are. Please take my advice and try it. Always remember:
“Wherever you are, it is your friends that make your world.” – William James