#withkindnessandlove is my new series for 2017. Each week, I will be sharing some stories of kindness along with some things that have made me smile during the week. Some weeks I might share a quote that has inspired me, or some suggestions for small acts of kindness that I have come across. I’m hoping to make 2017 my year of kindness and I’d love for you to join me along the way.
Little moments of kindness
Last week I got confused by all the changes in refuse collection over the festive period and put the wrong bin out (general waste when it was a recycling week). The bin man obviously realised this and walked up my drive to collect the correct bin as well as fetching my paper boxes to empty these too.
This week I’m also sharing a couple of stories of kindness from other bloggers:
“Recently my little 3 month old daughter was unfortunate enough to contract bronchiolitis and was quite unwell. A trip to the GP resulted in us having to be sent to our local paediatric assessment unit. I had to go alone with her as my husband had to stay and look after our eldest. I told a few friends and posted an update on my blog and was overwhelmed by the messages from family and friends who offered to help and babysit. I felt a little alone taking my baby girl by myself but the messages and reassurance kept me busy whilst she was being monitored. I also had a lot of people checking in the next day to see how she was. It just made me feel so very grateful and lucky to have such wonderful family and friends and some of those made through blogging. They were all so kind. (Sarah – Run, Jump, Scrap)
“When my Mom passed away, my friend baked & made loads of meals for us all as she wanted us to have one less thing to worry about. It was such a kind and thoughtful thing to do that benefitted and helped so much.” (Beth – Twinderelmo)
Sharing some blog love
A blog post I have loved this week
I loved Just Saying Mum’s post reflecting on her teens sitting together watching old videos and reminiscing about when they were small and she was a less-confident parent. Reading her words about how she has grown in that time, and gone from “trying to be a mummy” to just being Mummy is so encouraging – especially for a mummy who has many days when she feels like she’s winging this whole parenthood malarkey!
An inspiring message
I loved this picture shared by Beta Mummy on her Facebook page – such an important reminder of why we should teach our children to love others.
A photo that made me smile
This photo from @sands_heard of her two girls blowing confetti stars is just magical.
If you have any stories about being on the receiving end of an act of kindness that you’d like me to include in a future blog post, please feel free to email them to me at louise @ littleheartsbiglove.co.uk or fill in the form here.