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#withkindnessandlove 3 – stories of kindness and sharing some blog love

#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 Sunday, I was feeling a bit low. I was tired, hubby was away and the girls had both thrown a big tantrum on the way to church. It was a relief to see the Junior Church leader and to be able to hand the girls over for the service and have some time to myself. After the service finished though, one of my church friends came over and gave me a big hug, having noticed that I wasn’t quite myself. Just a little thing, but I felt so much better for the chance to offload a little. Thank you so much.

A bouquet of orange and yellow roses: #withkindnessandlove 3 - stories of kindness and sharing some blog love

“I was carrying my daughter on a walk once and it was a bit cold. An old lady I didn’t know pulled over and offered us a lift to wherever we were going! Obviously I didn’t accept as I didn’t have a car seat etc but she said she remembered how heavy kids were and how tiring it can be to cart them round all day. Bless her”  (Sammie – Porridge and Parenting)

 

“When my son died a group of strangers who I had been on an on-line antenatal forum with, and never even met, clubbed together to send me flowers, cards and named a star after my son. It was the nicest thing anyone had ever done for me at that time and I was so touched. Those women are now some of my best friends ten years later.” (Laura – Five Little Doves)

 

Sophie sitting on the floor stroking Jessica's back with Jessica lying across Sophie's legs on the floor. "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." (Aesop)

Sharing some blog love

A blog post I have loved this week

Budding Smiles shared a beautiful post reflecting on sitting in the dark holding her baby and enjoying the moment. It brought back memories of sitting up in the night with my babies – days which seem like a long time ago now. I’d love to be able to turn back time and relive them – just for a moment.

 

A photo that made me smile

I loved this photo taken by Pat from White Camellias – the silhouette of her daughter against the beautiful colours of the sunset sky which were reflected on the sand. Such a stunning shot. This week Pat won the Photography award in the #TribalChat awards for the third time in a row – and this kind of shot shows just why she’s so deserving of that award.

 


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.

 

Cuddle Fairy
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20 thoughts on “#withkindnessandlove 3 – stories of kindness and sharing some blog love

    1. Louise Post author

      Thank you Pat and you’re very welcome. I loved your photo – such a beautiful shot with the colours and the silhouette 🙂

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    1. Louise Post author

      Thank you Jenni – I love that quote too, it’s a good reminder that even a little bit of kindness makes a difference. The photo is gorgeous isn’t it – I wish I could take photos like that! 🙂

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  1. justsayingmum

    I love this idea of a post, Louise and the acts of kindness from fellow bloggers are really beautiful. Adore that photo from White Camellias and I’ll head over and read that post – it sounds beautiful xx #BloggerClubUK

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    1. Louise Post author

      Thank you Nat – I’m really lucky with the fabulous support I have at church – there is always somewhere there to help out if I’m on my own with the girls x

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    1. Louise Post author

      You’re very welcome Hannah – it was a beautiful post and I think the fact that it so clearly came straight from your heart was what resonated most with me. It certainly made me wish I could experience those nocturnal moments with a baby once again. Enjoy those precious snuggles x

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  2. Frudgesays

    I love a kindness post, if I can I like to centre myself from this place. It’s it weird that kindness often comes from the post bizarre places #candidcuddles

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  3. Becky, Cuddle Fairy

    Ah that is such a sweet comment from Laura, what great people she had to support her, I’m glad they are great friends now. Lovely quote – acts of kindness just aren’t done enough. Thank you for sharing with #candidcuddles & #bloggerclubuk you’re a star xx

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    1. Louise Post author

      Thank you Becky. I loved this week’s stories – such a lovely reminder of how kind people can be at such difficult times. Thank you for hosting, always a pleasure to link up 🙂

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