#withkindnessandlove 5 – stories of kindness and sharing some blog love

#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.

Hyacinths in the garden - #withkindnessandlove 5 - stories of kindness and sharing some blog love

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 silhouette of a girl walking towards a sunset: "Be kind. You do not know what unknown battles others may be fighting"

 

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.

 


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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18 Comments

  1. February 1, 2017 / 8:22 am

    I adore reading things like this as it really gives you faith that there are decent kind people out there. A fab round up of decent, kind and brave individuals xx #bloggerclubuk

    • Louise
      February 1, 2017 / 11:52 am

      Thank you Fi – it’s lovely to read the kindness stories and it’s helped inspire me. The world definitely needs more kindness x

  2. February 1, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    Aww, how lovely are Lauren and Chloe?! I love this series, it restores my faith in people!

    • Louise
      February 2, 2017 / 1:49 pm

      Thank you Katy – I loved that Lauren and Chloe did an act of kindness for each other and the Advent calendar kindness project sounded fab – I’ll definitely be giving that one a go later this year! 🙂

  3. February 1, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    Thanks so much for the beautiful words Louise. Xx

    • Louise
      February 2, 2017 / 1:49 pm

      You’re very welcome, thank you for letting me share a link to your post x

  4. February 1, 2017 / 10:51 pm

    what a gorgeous series of posts to write, it’s lovely to hear of little acts of kindness happening in everyday life. Thank you for including my rainbow photo, that was a real case of being in the right place at the right time.

    • Louise
      February 2, 2017 / 1:55 pm

      Thank you Fiona, I’m really enjoying reading the stories that other bloggers have shared. Loved your rainbow photo, such a gorgeous shot and how lucky you just happened to be in the right place at the right time 🙂

  5. February 1, 2017 / 10:59 pm

    Oh that photo from Coombe Mill is fabulous, I do love Fiona’s instagram feed. Love your kindness post as usual, some fabulous stories.
    Nat.x

    • Louise
      February 2, 2017 / 1:55 pm

      Thank you Nat, I love Fiona’s Instagram feed too – one of my favourites. Coombe Mill always looks so beautiful 🙂

  6. February 3, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    That photo is so lovely. It’s great to read of so many good things in the word happening. #bloggersclubuk

    • Louise
      February 5, 2017 / 3:58 pm

      Thank you Helena – always nice to hear some positive stories 🙂

  7. February 7, 2017 / 3:37 pm

    Ah I haven’t read the post from Mum Muddling Through, what a sad & heart felt post it sounds like! And the double rainbow from Coombe Mill is stunning! Thank you for sharing with us at #BloggerClubUK x

    • Louise
      February 8, 2017 / 10:54 am

      The double rainbow photo is gorgeous – such a great capture. Lovely to link up again 🙂

  8. February 8, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    Such a feel good post. I love reading stories of kindness, gives me faith x
    #CandidCuddles

    • Louise
      February 15, 2017 / 11:10 pm

      Thank you Alana – I love reading stories of kindness too 🙂

  9. February 10, 2017 / 10:39 am

    The double rainbow!! Gosh I feel ashamed I didn’t even know that about Sarah. Good timing to find out though…on my way to London, waiting to board my flight…seeing Sarah for lunch tomorrow! This is such a great idea for a post. Love it. Thanks for the #candidcuddles support Louise

    • Louise
      February 18, 2017 / 11:27 pm

      Hope you had a lovely lunch with Sarah. Lovely to link up again 🙂