A few years ago, I got a tattoo. It was such a random night. My friends wanted to do something exciting and spontaneous. Their idea of exciting: piercings. I knew that wasn’t for me. Not because of pain, but because of the healing process. I already had bad luck with piercings in the past. That’s when I decided on a tattoo. Hadn’t gotten one before, so why not now?
I ended up getting a small heart on my wrist. Yes, very girly and basic. I know. But my heart has meaning. It is a daily reminder for me that we are here to love one another. Whether it’s friends, family, or even strangers. You could affect someone’s mood in a positive way with just a smile or compliment.
The influence for my tattoo specifically was my grandparents. I lost two of them within months of each other when I was still in high school. So the heart reminds me to love because those around me could be here today and gone tomorrow.
The moral of this post? Be cordial. You never know what someone is going through. You never know who is watching. Be a CHAMP and inspire others to love.