Saturday, July 14, 2012


Good Afternoon on Saturday and the winter weather is holding us ransom again today with winds, hail and a very cold breeze ~ I hope wherever you are you are feeling warm - either from the sun, your warm snugly bedclothes or you are being warmed by the love of friends and family.

A random act of kindness from someone on the other side of the world by leaving home made cookies for a friend made me think again of the changes we could bring about in our world if we all tried to do one random act of kindness each day.

There are many ways we can do this - just pick up the phone and make a phone call to a person who, because of health is shut in, pick up something that has been dropped and hand it back with a smile.   Post a letter for someone, allow someone with only a few items to go through the cashier before you because they are in a hurry. Pick up the tab for a family in a restaurant so that when they go to pay they will be advised that there is nothing to pay, with the hope that one day they made do the same thing for another family.

If you are at work - buy a coffee for a colleague and just leave it on their desk with a note to "have a nice day",  open the door for someone, give someone a smile and take the time to spend a few minutes talking with someone - you may the only contact they have with the world all day.   If someone is in the line in front of you and doesn't have quite enough to pay - dig deep into your pocket and pay the shortfall.

There is no pattern for random acts of kindness - by definition they are "random" acts and should be met as the situation arises ~ you'll know what to do when the situation arises and you will bring untold joy to someone.    Pay someone a compliment ~ tell them how nice they look ~ make their day.

Random acts of kindness are coming my way - dinner with friends this evening - just because we can and phone calls to see if I am okay - they mean a lot to me.

It must be baby season - two little families known to me have a new addition - a baby boy and a baby girl - Harry and Lottie are welcomed to our world - Miss Lottie at 9.00.a.m. this morning and all is well - so their is cause for rejoicing.

It's the weekend and some of you have family and friends to stay for a visit and others have traveled distance to weddings and celebrations.

Life is a celebration and their is joy in the journey and I hope that you are able to practice random acts of kindness or that you are the recipient of one of these lovely deeds.   Celebrate your life, your health, your love, your family and your friends.

Expect nothing in return apart from the sheer joy of spreading the warmth of kindness.    It is a wonderful pattern and example to set for your children and your family - we really could change the world.

Share with me in a comment about your random act of kindness and let the love and joy of human kindness shine through.

Thank you for visiting the musings of this thankful heart.

Love and hugs,

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