#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.
“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)
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.
All we have to do is cross the road but even so we nearly missed the sunset this evening! Why? Well, let me tell you. Little miss wanted to wear her unicorn jumper, even though she was wearing a coat and no one was going to see it anyway. So I had to find the jumper and change her before we could head out. Handsome boy wanted to take all his toys to the beach with him and refused to put his wellies and coat on for A LONG TIME 🙄 And that’s why we nearly missed the sunset. Good news is we made it 👍🏻 and it was breathtaking ❤️ Did you all have a nice weekend?
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.