19 thoughts on “The Invisible Man”

  1. While I was reading this, my mind went back to the gentleman on the airplane that you have written about on here.

    You’re such a beautiful person Chantelle and you’re setting awesome examples for your girls.

  2. I love this post, everyone has a story to tell, much like the German gentleman in the wheelchair, those small acknowledgements of their presence, taking time out of your day to chat with them, that must have made a huge difference to their day swell as yours. I need to bare this in mind and do it more often. You’re so sweet and kind!

    Sarah 🙂

    Saloca in Wonderland

  3. Love this! Brought a tear to my eye. You may not be changing the world but you are definitely having a positive impact on my life of late, I have been really enjoying your posts. I just received my “light is the new black” book so looking forward to getting my read on! Love you FMS xo

  4. Oh Chantelle, I loved this post so dearly. I think you are a wonderful person to have made the effort to talk to the invisible men and to have made their day. Its not very often we come across people like you but when we do, our days are made. Its a wonder why I sometimes don’t do the same to others when it changes my day when it happens to me.
    This has been such an inspiring post, thank you for helping me realise some of the little changes I wish to make! xx.

  5. But you are changing the world! We mistakenly think only the grand gestures, the ones that are publicly acknowledged, count. But to those two men your gestures probably made their day – they were ‘grand’ in every sense of the word. Most importantly you are modelling caring and inclusive behaviour for your kids.

  6. Awesome! Sometimes all it takes is a smile to change someone’s day! What a wonderful and inspiring post Chantelle.
    You are changing people’s lives everyday with all of the things you do xx

  7. I really believe you do what you can, where you can. Such an important lesson to pass down to our children. Good job!

  8. I love this post so much. I like to think I do this a little already but your post has inspired me to want to do more xo

  9. These stories gave me goosebumps. Yes I too like to do things like this, including If I see elderly people sitting alone puffing in a shopping centre. I ask if they are ok. Miss 3 often has a chat to them too which they love. You are a wonderful person xxx

  10. You may not feel like you’re changing the world, but if everyone acted like that to each other the world would be changed. Beautiful stories.

  11. I really enjoyed this. Thankyou. As a person in a wheelchair I can often relate to the feeling of invisibility. I often joke with my husband that as soon as we are out in public it is as if we get into an invisibility bubble. People bumping into us, walking in front of us, drives us crazy. It’s the small gestures of people holding a door open for us, moving a chair from a cafe table to allow room for my chair, or just not speaking to me in a really loud voice because the sudden addition of wheels on a chair means I must also be deaf, make all the difference. But my one bug bear is people asking me how long I have been in a wheelchair for, or what happened to me. Please just take this as constructive feedback in the world of visibility. ….If I don’t ask you how long you have been overweight for, or how long you have had bad acne for, then it is probably not ok for you to ask me why I am in a wheelchair. If we want to appear equally visable in this world than I believe some questions should remain unasked and general kindness and respect should prevail.

      • I love that you asked him Chantelle and treat the wheelchair like it didn’t exist. Everyone has a story and sometimes they ‘really’ want to share. Obviously he didn’t mind sharing x

  12. I totally do the same, sometimes it backfires but I’m happy that I made the effort even if it’s not always well received. You’re a good egg Chantelle xx

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