In the summer before my freshman year of high school I received some advice:
"remember to always be kind"
This simple reminder to stay true, humble and good to others has become a personal motto of sorts. Over the past few months I have been shown great kindness and generosity from friends both old and new. Whether it be a quick smile in passing or an unexpected gift, acts of kindness go a long way and have the power to brighten even the most overcast days - when feeling lonely or frustrated is easy. It can be easy to bottle up anger or resentment but putting your energy into brightening another person's day is a far more noble action. So the next cloudy day you have remember to be kind.
Don't be kind because you expect it in return, be kind because you can.
I sat down in March with the talented Harrison Gayton for his series "Humans at Work" where he explores the drive and work of local makers and artists. I'm so honored to be featured! You can check out the full interview on his blog: http://harrisongayton.com/category/blog/
All photos by Harrison Gayton