#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. Here are this week’s little moments of kindness and little things I have loved.
Little moments of kindness
“A few weeks ago I was in a hurry to get to the chemist before it closed to pick up a prescription, the child needed a wee, and I parked and got to the ticket machine before realising I had no change to pay. A lovely man heard me saying we’d have to find somewhere else to park (with 5 year old crying ‘but I need a weeeee’) and he gave me his ticket that still had half an hour on it” (Sarah – Digital Motherhood)
“Lauren [from Dilan and Me] left Christmas gifts on my doorstep for myself and my two children after a rough year. She did a whole month of acts of kindness.” (Chloe, The Adventures of an Allergy Mummy)
“…and Chloe returned the favour by leaving some beautiful flowers on mine! Was the first real act of kindness I’ve been on the receiving end of I think! We did a kindness project over the summer with about 40 RAOKs and then again over Christmas we did one a day as an advent calendar.” (Lauren – Dilan and Me)
Sharing some blog love
A blog post that moved me this week
Sharing our stories is one of the most powerful things that we can do to help others. Sometimes it takes a lot of courage to share them but for others in similar situations, those stories can make a huge difference. I was in tears reading Mum Muddling Through’s heartbreaking story of her experience of baby loss at 23 weeks. It’s a beautifully written post in memory of her little girl. A powerful reminder of the little ones who existed; the little ones who were, and are still loved. There are so many parents out there with similar heartbreaking stories. Sharing these stories helps them to know that they are not alone.
A photo that made me smile
Rainbows are such beautiful things and double rainbows are especially pretty. I love this stunning capture by @coombemill of a double rainbow out at sea.
Out to sea on a rainbow or two. 🌈🌈. #rainbow #doublerainbow #nature #natureatitsbest #naturalbeauty #weatherphenomenon #sunandshowers #cornwall #coastline #checkoutthatview #coastalwalk #inthemoment #landscape #seascape #seasidebeauty #outatsea #weatherwatch #coast #sea #headland #capturethemoment #lovelife #outdoorsandhappy #landscapephotography #countrylife #appreciatelife #magical #lightbeams
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.