#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.

 

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19 Comments

  1. January 18, 2017 / 7:43 am

    This is such a positive and lovely series. Thank you so much for including my photo along some very lovely and inspirational stories. X

    • Louise
      Author
      January 23, 2017 / 8:55 pm

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

  2. January 18, 2017 / 10:22 am

    Awww such lovely acts of kindness, it really is amazing how a little kindness can go a long way! I love the quote from Aesop. The photo by Pat is stunning!

    • Louise
      Author
      January 23, 2017 / 8:53 pm

      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! 🙂

  3. January 18, 2017 / 10:43 am

    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

    • Louise
      Author
      January 23, 2017 / 8:56 pm

      Thank you so much – I’m enjoying reading the stories of kindness that are being shared too 🙂

  4. January 18, 2017 / 1:46 pm

    Aww I just love these posts! It sounds like you have some fabulous support at church.
    Nat.x

    • Louise
      Author
      January 23, 2017 / 9:06 pm

      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

  5. January 18, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    Thank you so much for featuring my post, it was one that just poured out from my heart with no planning or structure, it means a lot. This is such. Lovely idea for a feature xx

    • Louise
      Author
      January 23, 2017 / 9:14 pm

      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

  6. January 18, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    Thank you for including my comment. The kindness of strangers never ceases to amaze me, and receiving such kindness from other bloggers is so lovely. xxx

    • Louise
      Author
      January 23, 2017 / 9:36 pm

      You’re very welcome, thank you so much for sharing your story x

  7. January 20, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    It’s lovely to read these nuggets of kindness that bring light where there’s sometimes darkness. #bloggerclubuk and #

    • Louise
      Author
      January 24, 2017 / 9:52 am

      Thank you Helena – I’m enjoying reading the different stories that have been shared 🙂

  8. January 25, 2017 / 6:56 am

    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

    • Louise
      Author
      January 25, 2017 / 6:07 pm

      Thank you. So true that kindness does often come from the strangest places.

  9. January 25, 2017 / 7:06 am

    What a fantastic idea for a series. Small acts of kindness needn’t cost anything and have the ability to completely change a persons whole day x
    #CandidCuddles

  10. January 25, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    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

    • Louise
      Author
      January 25, 2017 / 6:21 pm

      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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