Small print 1

20130430-192400.jpgWhen we talk about this idea of ‘difficult but defining’ we often consider the big, the bold and the colourful chapters of our life.

But as I really thought about what it was that defined me, it actually wasn’t in the big and the bold; it was hidden in the small print.

I believe that the most defining moments of my life are actually the ones that no one knows about, or has read about on social media.

What defines us is who we choose to be when there is no applause to be heard, no smile of gratitude to be felt, and no nod of approval to be seen.

It’s being generous when it can’t be reciprocated. It’s speaking kindly when you would rather not. It’s having integrity, when no one would know otherwise.

What does your small print say about you?

Written by
Karina Chicote

About Amanda

Amanda Viviers Is an Author, Speaker, Creative Consultant and Novice Mum. Author of three books and she can be found most days at her shack close to the beach writing her fourth. She writes daily at and has worked in professional musical theatre. She worked on staff at Riverview for 12 years, mostly in the field of Creative Arts. Finalist in the Telstra Young Business Woman of the year and Community Services Award. She has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in History and Literature and studied Musical Theatre at WAPPA. She is a presenter on radio across New Zealand and Australia and is the co-founder of kinwomen; a network created especially for women. Recent Winner of ‘2013 CMA Best Digital Media Project Award’ for her blog Capture life. She is passionate about social justice and in the past has loved supporting children in the slums of Thailand and Indonesia. Wife of Charl and Mum of Maximus and Liberty. She lives a creative life, longing to see people lived inspired.

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