A LITTLE PACKAGE OF KINDNESS
FASHION blogger LeiLei Clavey has described fellow blogger Adelle Cousins’ idea of sending anonymous “pretty little packages” to strangers as a beacon of light in the darkness.
South Perth resident Ms Clavey (27), who runs the blog Lei Lady Lei, said she wanted to get involved in the ‘paying it forward’ initiative because she loved the idea of brightening someone’s day.
“There is so much negativity circulating on social media and I love the idea of making someone’s day or bringing a smile to even a stranger’s face,” she said.
“The thought that goes into these packages you create for someone takes you out of your daily routine and forces you to think about what would bring a smile to their face.”
Mrs Cousins said it was the online bullying and suicide of Charlotte Dawson that spurred her into action to make a difference within the online community.
“I am an emotional person when it comes to things that happen in the world such as suicide, poverty, depression, animal cruelty – I find it so daunting to do anything about it, they are big problems that one girl can’t fix,” she said.
“So I started reading a little more into it and I read an article which said people in very similar situations may have felt better if just one person smiled or waved at them.
“Then it dawned on me – a smile or wave is so lovely to receive, a text asking how you are makes you feel great, a letter is even better, but when you receive a package, especially one with so much thought put into it, it can really make a person’s entire week.”
She said it was from here her Pretty Little Package concept was born.
“I think people go about their lives so rushed these days, glued to their phone, and I think we all need to slow down and think, respect and talk to our friends and family and maybe smile at a stranger,” she said.
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Fashion blogger Lei Lei Clavey and Pretty Little Package founder Adelle Cousins.