Today is World Kindness Day. It amazes me how it seems like every day is ‘world something day’ or ‘save the world sunday’. Most of them I don’t really pay attention to unless they somehow affect me or my family. However World Kindness Day is a great one to celebration.
Earlier this year I did the 40 Acts for Lent which is a series of kindness acts. It pushed my limits a bit as I’m actually quite an inward person. It did make me more open to sharing kindness where I can. Today, I have strengthened this. I have made a conscious effort to be more mindful to the world around me.
I haven’t done anything big. No grand spectacle or event. Instead I’ve done little things like taking the time to talk to an older person in town who obviously wanted to talk and share time with someone, letting a driver go first even if it’s my right of way and buying cake for family. Online I’ve tried to share more blogs, make effort to comment more etc (especially ones I’ve never really noticed or shared before).
Another thing that I got involved in was a secret kindness gift. As part of a lovely SEN blog group I’m in, we had a sort of ‘secret santa’ and all had another member to send a small gift too. I sent my gift off and eagerly wait to see this blogger post about it. I hope it’s something she’ll enjoy!
I received my gift and it’s beautiful. I rarely wear earrings despite having multiple piercings so it’s given me the excuse to wear them again. I’m so busy with J and life in general that I don’t always ‘treat’ myself and forget about me. I don’t mean that in a martyr kind of way, just a case of running out of time and money. These earrings make me feel a bit more ‘me’. So whoever you are…thank you ❤️
I will also be getting J to help make some pictures to send to family along with a letter. It’s not so much an act of kindness but today has reminded me how lucky I am to have friends and family so I need to be better at keeping in touch.
Would you like to be part of an act of Kindness?
My friends little girl, Mia, is 4 yrs old. She is fighting cancer (Leukemia) and is such a brave and smiley child. Mia started school in September. She even managed a full week last week! She’s had chemo, blood transfusion and so many drugs to help her along the way. This is going to be a 2 year journey…this family is so strong. But it’s an expensive journey full of petrol costs, parking fees, food during hospital stays etc. The family would like to treat Mia to an amazing holiday at the end of her treatment, when she gets her all clear and treats to make her hospital and chemo therapy more bearable. If you can spare even just a £1 for Mia then please donate at Mia’s Go Fund Me page.
Thank you for reading today’s blog post. Have you received any acts of kindness lately? Have you planned to do anything yourself? I’d love to hear from you x