#withkindnessandlove is a weekly series which is part of my #365daysofkindness project which I am taking on during this year. 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.
Today is the start of Lent. For the last few years, I have joined in with 40acts – a generosity challenge for Lent. One act of kindness each day throughout Lent. This year, for the first time, we’ll be taking part in 40acts as a family. We have our copy of the wallchart with suggested acts for each day, stickers for marking them off as well go along and the girls are looking forward to taking part. If you’d like to join in too, you can read more about 40acts here.
Little moments of kindness
A couple of weeks’ ago, Sophie appeared in our local paper due to her winning a trophy for being the youngest person to travel from Land’s End to John O’Groats last year. Unfortunately I completely managed to miss her being in the paper and only realised when I spotted the article online. Thanks to social media though I managed to get hold a copy after putting a request on a local Facebook group. The lovely lady who still had the paper and gave me her copy also happens to be a blogger. Thank you so much Jelly with the Belly – it meant a lot to me to have the copy of the paper to put in Sophie’s memory box.
“We were on the underground [last week] and just before they got off, a woman made her daughter give my little girl her extra balloon 🎈 I think it was just from McDonalds but my daughter’s face was a delight!.” (Alison – Five Little Stars)
“So grateful when people are kind when you have kids. My daughter who was 3 at the time was on a train singing happily “do you want to build a snow man” not loud but you could hear and a woman got really mad and told her to be quiet. I was trying to keep her quiet, but she kept singing and you could see this lady getting really annoyed so another passenger started singing along with my daughter really confidently to support her on the train. Then I joined in and it was really amazing! Best act of kindness from a stranger I have seen! Lots of people on the train smiling and lady moved!” (A Positive Parent)
Sharing some blog love
A blog post that I have loved
My challenge this year is all about the little things that I can do each day to make a difference. Mum Muddling Through shared a wonderful post on how we can all be superheroes in our own ways with some suggestions on the little things we can do to help save the world.
A photo that made me smile
Who can fail to smile at a cute baby photo and this one from @mudpiefridays is one of the most adorable photos I’ve ever seen. The hat, the big eyes and that smile – awwww!
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.