Trend Setters

Hey, hey, hey. I am sorry to deceive you, but this is not a fashion blog. I know, I know, trend setters had you thinking I was going to show you all the new trends of 2018 huh? Haha. I have something even better for you! Today's blog is about setting trends, but ones that have more meaning to them than bags, and shoes, and blazers. (which I love)

Did you know that you have the ability to set trends that will cause the people around you to go along with you? Yeah, YOU! You have that much power in the palm of your hand, now how will you chose to use it?

I know this sounds intimidating, but this is pretty simple. Let me give you an example.

I take the bus home from school everyday with the same people. Every single day the second bus that we all get on takes forever to come. Now I have to be honest, for weeks I have joined in with the complaining, the teeth sucking, and the eye rolling. I gave the bus driver the side eye as I inserted my metro card, and sat down like angry Mrs. Piggy with all of the other angry passengers.

But one day as I turned to talk about how terrible public transportation is, I heard four simple game changing words;

Be A Trend Setter

I knew exactly what that meant the moment I heard it. Because I was already facing my fellow disgruntled bus companions ready to complain, I took this opportunity to change the atmosphere.

I talked about how the bus drivers must be so tired doing the same run up and down, I reminded them that there was nothing that the driver could do to make traffic speed up. Although the driver was late, when the bus arrived I looked at him through eyes of compassion. I asked how his day was and gave him a smile.

Now I know I must've seemed crazy at first. I mean I had just spent the last few weeks complaining right along with these people. But guess what?

The next day, the bus was late, but everyone's response was different. No one was complaining. When the bus arrived, everyone said hello to the driver, and took their seats. 

Magic? NO! Trend setting? Yes

Hard to do? NO! Powerful? Yes

I want to encourage you today to be a trend setter! Pave the way for kindness, compassion, & peace. I mean, isn't that what we are here for anyway?

 

xx,

JO