I was on the receiving end of some kindness this week.
A beloved neighbour knew I was having a bit of a rough week and put a bunch of magazines, my favourite candy and a handwritten poem in a bag and left it on my porch. It lifted my spirits immensely.
The woman I see for waxing lost her father to a massive heart attack last year. To honour his memory, and the efforts of those who helped her family, she gave a 25 dollar credit to all police officers, ambulance attendants, nurses, funeral home employees, ministers and grief counsellors. What a lovely surprise when I went in for my appointment. Especially because I know the funeral home she used was not very kind to her family. Still, she saw beyond her hurt and recognized that there are good and bad in every profession. It takes a big person to see the big picture and not paint everyone with the same brush.
In honour of springtime, I bought some bottles of bubbles. I created a label that says “Happy spring! These bubbles are for you to enjoy” and left a few bottles scattered around our local playground (one day I’ll be adept enough to create things on the computer and post a download to make it easy for you. For now I just used paper, markers and tape). I’d love to see the result of little ones finding them and enjoying them but I’ve been told that hanging around a playground with binoculars is ill-advised.
I also stumbled upon this idea which I thought was fantastic. It spreads kindness AND is a great craft. Going on a hike and placing them here and there for people to discover is fun too.
Have a fun and happy weekend, everyone!