I am a great believer in kindness, it costs nothing and it makes you and everyone else happy. I try to always let people out of junctions when I’m driving, and I always open the door for others when I go shopping. But with 2016 being such a terrible year politically (and some would say morally too), it’s about time we showed a little more compassion towards each other and “pay it forward”.
I love the thought of happy mail. That is when someone you don’t know sends you a gift, just because. It spreads joy, and that is never a bad thing. Last week my wonderful blogging friend Jenny from Midwife and Life sent me a gift. It was completely unexpected and so thoughtful, it actually made my week. As part of #LoveGiving, she sent me a bottle of Prosecco and Chocolates, delivered to my door.
Having not being well during the previous weekend with norovirus, and looking after my equally unwell husband; I was well and truly ready to drink some Prosecco! We ended up with a child-free night on Saturday so I relaxed the only way I know how… wine and chocolates whilst watching trashy tv – you can probably see that it’s “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here”. I’m not ashamed to say I love it!
So in the spirit of the gift, I paid it forward. I bought a bunch of flowers for a friend of mine. I asked, in return that she do a selfless thing for someone else to keep the chain going. Just a simple gesture is all it takes.
So with the year being a bit of a letdown, why don’t you do something nice for someone, just because you can? I challenge you to make your own chain and spread the love, but don’t forget to let me know how you’ve done it!If you like my blog, and I really hope you do, I would be very grateful if you would nominate me for the Brilliance in Blogging awards. If you click the picture below it will take you to the form, I am not normally someone that asks for votes, but it would really mean a lot if you could pop my details on the form.
If you fancy leaving comment, please do, they always make my day!