Monday, January 7, 2013


Welcome to my little corner of the world at the end of a scorching hot day with temperatures in the low 40's and today I celebrate the large and small kindnesses I see around me.

The neighbour who always brings my rubbish bins in for me and the neighbour across the road, who is under enormous pressure of her own, offers to drive me to the shops or fetch groceries for me.

The friend who lost everything in Bushfires almost four years ago who spends all day packing things into boxes to send to Tasmania and another friend who drove a mutual friend to the eye specialist in the heat.

The text message or phone call telling me to take care and stay cool from the other side of the world where they struggle with cold and icy roads.

There is so much to be thankful for and to celebrate and embrace - those little acts of kindness that can mean so very much.  Try to find little things to do for others - bake a batch of cookies and leave them for a neighbour as a sign of your gratitude for their care.  

It's been a busy day today with shopping and an outing with my daughter and her partner but we had air conditioning in the car so it wasn't too bad and we have a milder day forecast for tomorrow and a welcome 25 degrees for Wednesday which should cool things down.

I have been planning Christmas 2013 with colours and designs and have bought several items on line - oh the joys of online shopping!!  

I have a beautiful new candle for Christmas 2013 - a Yankee Candle Company Christmas Eve with a lovely shade and stand - a special gift from a cherished friend.  The fragrance is splendid.  It is very beautiful.

Glen Campbell sang this song in 1970 but the words still ring true.

"If you see your brother standing by the road
With a heavy load from the seeds he's sowed
And if you see your sister falling by the way
Just stop and stay you're going the wrong way

You got to try a little kindness
Yes show a little kindness
Just shine your light for everyone to see
And if you try a little kindness
Then you'll overlook the blindness
Of narrow-minded people on the narrow-minded streets"

Take care wherever you are - be cool or warm and feel the warmth of human kindness running in your veins.

Thank you for visiting the Musings of My Heart and for taking up the challenge of practicing random acts of kindness.

Love and hugs

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