A kindness-filled week-end.

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Oh I had a most wonderful week-end.

Just for some context; I am autistic (Yes, autistic. Not person with autism or suffering from autism, thank you.), and there is a place for us to spend week-ends at if we pay, so I was not alone. And yes, I am currently a 22 year-old woman, not a child.
I'm going to skip Friday because it's not relevant. (Though I did feel listened to, which doesn't happen often at all, since my family is abusive and I cannot trust most people at all. But that's another story.)

Saturday, we went to the cinema to see Incredibles 2. On the way, I gave a drawing with "May Peace be with you" on it to the bus driver. (I am an artist, and sometimes make drawings of endangered animals with these words on them to both give awareness to people that these animals exist and, should they be curious enough, research them and see that they are endangered and help if they so desire, and to spread love.) She loved it. I did the same inside the cinema to the woman who we paid for our snacks (I got myself an orange soda. My absolute favorite drink.) I also showed off a paper with "You are beautiful and so much more, Thanks for existing!" written on it. It made some people smile, including a man who was passing by when we were leaving who said "You too", which warmed my heart. I also complimented a woman on her beautiful butterfly necklace and left a few tiny papers with kind words on them. Later, I prepared some more kind words and left some on people's car windhshields during a walk around the neighborhood. Immediately after, me and the person in charge of me for the week-end, we made chocolate cupcakes for everyone there. I also gave a book I had to one of the other autistics staying there for the week-end.

On Sunday, I dressed up as Miraculous Ladybug and went to a mall, some people laughed or smiled, and some people were like "Aw." . And I got some hugs, from many different people, including kids who were excited to see me in my costume. I also gave them Halloween-themed drawings with kind words on them, and left some in the mall, with a 25 cents in a candy dispenser. (A little girl was awed as she saw me, saying "She's dressed as Ladybug!" too cute. Haha.)

I love making my mark on the world and hope to be able to do more things like this soon, and do bigger acts of kindness in the future. :)

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