Shaking Off a Bad Day

Posted on July 14, 2015

When we’re feeling down in the dumps, it’s not always easy to simply “shake it off.”  But thanks to artist and superstar, Taylor Swift, the world has been shining a little bit brighter over the past year.

Pop culture and media focus so much on what celebrities are wearing, who they’re dating and stories of their bad behavior. Rarely do we hear the generosity and compassion of celebrities who are single-handedly making the world a better place.

Taylor Swift epitomizes the value of kindness and shows the world that fame does not need to be synonymous with greed. Here are some examples of the random acts of kindness Taylor Swift has done for her fans that should inspire us all to use the resources we have to change someone else’s life.

Taylor Swift on “Swiftmas”

1. Recently, Taylor donated $50,000 to a young fan with cancer. Naomi Oakes, an 11 year old was was diagnosed with acure myelogenous leukemia, was devastated when she found out she would miss Taylor’s concert due to her treatment. Taylor immediately responded with a personal message to her young fan and then selflessly donated $50,000 to help with her treatment.

2. Swift-a Clause: Last Christmas, the singer bought, wrapped and shipped holiday presents to her mega fans. In what was famously dubbed “Swiftmas”, Taylor looked at her fans’ social media profiles to find out what they wanted and included a personal note to each fan.

3. In honor of her latest album, 1989, Taylor sent a fan a check for $1,989 along with a note that read “Now you’re $1,989 closer to paying off those student loans”.

We don’t all have Taylor Swift’s bank account. But we DO have the ability to use the resources we have, whether it’s money, time, creativity, etc., to help make someone else’s life just a little bit better. In the end of the day, we ALL have the ability to help others shake it off!

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