Small celebrations are just as big
Kellie Hush x Roses Only
Brought to you by Klarna, to help you gift it now and pay it later. Kellie Hush explains how small gestures can have a big impact.
I have been reflecting a lot on last year and all of the challenges 2020 presented and there’s a thesis in it. No doubt you could write your own thesis too. I’m going to keep mine inside my head for now, but what I will share is this: last year I got really good at celebrating the small stuff and it’s something I want to take into the future.
Once upon a time I’d finish a project then quickly move onto the next. The kids would get their school reports I’d give them a hug, or a stern chat, and we’d move onto the next thing. Or a friend would face a hurdle and I’d give them a call, maybe a follow-up text , then life would get busy … again. Not now. I stop and reflect. I go to yoga if my head is a bit busy or a long walk with my husband. A glass of wine with a mate. And out to dinner with my family as my kids love “fancy” Chinese.
Slow it down and to start recognising small achievements is something we all need to do. Your achievements and those of others. I can’t tell you how much pleasure I got out of clearing out my wardrobe recently. It wasn’t just a superficial clean it was a deep clean. I pulled everything out and went through every piece. If it was tight it went onto the charity pile. If I hadn’t worn it for a year onto the charity pile it went. If it needed ironing ditto. Honestly, I haven’t ironed in years and I’m not about to start in 2021. I even conducted an audit on my accessories and sold several items I hadn’t used in years. I’d much prefer a fabulous bag was used by a new owner who loved it than it sit in my wardrobe for another year or two. I also have a hard fashion rule: if I don’t feel great wearing it, get rid of it. It was a big job, massive actually, and worth celebrating with a big glass of wine.
I’m now also a firm believer in sending flowers when least expected. I was having a tough time back in May and a beautiful friend of mine sent me flowers out-of-the-blue. It was a beautiful all-white bunch of blooms with a simple message: “Hope you’re doing OK.” It was such a gorgeous gesture. It truly made my week.
And then just before Christmas I had dinner with my best friend and she had a bunch of flowers on the table for when I arrived. It was so lovely and unexpected and she’s the one moving 1000 km away! She knows she is leaving a big void behind.
When was the last time you sent a loved one a bunch of flowers out of the blue? I have already started by sending a few special people a bouquet from my Kellie Hush X Roses Only collection. Big celebrations are important too, so don’t stop sending flowers on birthdays and anniversaries but maybe sneak in a few bouquets when someone you care about, admire or want to acknowledge is least expecting it. A small gesture can truly make a big impact. And that’s my mantra for 2021.
If you need inspiration, check out the Kellie Hush X Roses Only collection here
By Kellie Hush,
Klarna Content Editor and former Editor-In-Chief of Harper's BAZAAR.