There are many interpretations and traditions involved with Valentine's Day. At the core of the legend it seems that Saint Valentine's performed acts of compassion to those who were forbidden to marry by marrying them.
COMPASSION and EMPATHY
In this fast paced world, with the many expectations that we have on ourselves and others, compassion can take the back seat. I see Valentine's as a reminder to show compassion. I am not saying that we all need to be the Dalai Lama, but there are things that we can do everyday to brighten up our lives as well as others. Being compassionate for example may involve:
A kind act : the other day whilst at the shops (this store is notoriously filled with many grumpy people) a man found my gloves that I had briefly lost and was asking everyone who had lost their gloves. He made my day!
Give yourself a break and think positively : I gave a presentation at work the other day. I generally ruminate over what I think I should have said... this time I reminded myself to focus on everything that I did right.
THE GIVEAWAY and PRODUCTS
I am sharing the love by giving away 2 of my FS Screen Printing products which really encompass the concept of compassion. Both products are certified Fair Trade and Organic. Which means that the workers and environment are treated with more respect and care. The giveaway includes:
- An Eco Heart Tote bag - designed and screen printed by me (your colour choice, see other colours here)
- An Eco Wings Backpack - illustrated and screen printed by me
HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY
What do you need to do to enter this compassion filled Giveaway? Share the love!
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The giveaway ends on Friday the 27th of February at 18:00 GMT+1 (Berlin time)
Anyone can enter. The winner will be drawn randomly and notified after this date via their chosen social media.
You can see more Organic and Fair trade bags at FS Screen Printing and Handmade Pajamas at Fickle Sense.