Everything except my jeans were free 🤙🏼 and I was overwhelmed with kindness & generosity in 24 hrs 💕🤝
That morning, I gave all the cash I had on me (which was only $20 but still helpful) to a homeless man and tried wishing him a nice day. I always try to give money but it’s also SO important to make sure that someone who is homeless doesn’t feel dehumanized as people walk past/ignore them. It wasn’t a pleasant interaction though and I walked away feeling sad
After a few blocks, I noticed trash and stopped to pick it up and immediately after that, someone dropped more trash and kept walking as I was near the garbage. Maybe they didn’t care or just assumed someone else would get it, but it felt disrespectful and disheartening
I finally arrived to the @shoeinnofficial
sample sale. Two temp workers began following me around and making comments. I felt awful and very singled out. It was just *not* my day.
But another worker saw I was upset and came to comfort me. She was SO compassionate and offered me water and a hug. The owner of the store even came over, apologized, and graciously offered to give me the pair of @jeffreycampbell
shoes for free (I also bought a beautiful pair of boots - overall great store!) I told him that I didn’t want the ladies to get in trouble because they were temp staff and I didn’t want them to lose their job or anything - you never know what someone’s life situation is and how impactful anything you say or do could be for them!
As for me, as appreciative as I was of the shoes, I more so loved how caring and customer-focused the Shoe-Inn staff were!
Then, I was walking around 5th ave and on my way back, I passed the @longchamp
Store as they were finishing up an event. I popped in because I wanted to see what was going on (and maybe snag a cookie 🙈) and I met my insta-crush @jourdansloane
She was so sweet and I only said hi to her for a second before I had to rush to my gala/fundraiser event but I got a goodie bag on my way out! 🤗
Lastly, I got the tank top at @thecamaraderienyc
cocktail party where I played games, got goodies for @thesunisalsoastar
and connected with some lovely girls!
TLDR - kindness comes around 💕