At my manifesto, Sue and I enjoy the routine and discipline of writing our weekly blogs. It is not a chore, it is a pleasure to share something we find personally meaningful and that we hope you – our mates – will find helpful and hopeful. I particularly look forward to when it is my turn to write our scheduled Acts of Kindness blog. I never quite know what I will write about, I simply dial up my level of awareness and look for something to appear, which it always does!
I chose Saturday as the day to particularly pay attention, and by days end I was at ten! I got to a tally of ten acts of kindness that I had received throughout my day, and I suspect, I also took at least another ten for granted. I also think that if I wasn’t preparing to write a blog that maybe I would have noticed, or paid attention to, maybe two of these ten ‘events’. It is my pleasure to share my list below, certainly not to show-off how blessed I am, but more out of interest for you. As you read the list below, I wonder if you think I am stretching it to call some of these moments acts of kindness, or whether you think ‘fair enough’, ‘good call’ or ‘well spotted’. I wonder if you were to do the same on some upcoming random Saturday, whether you too would comfortably get to ten!
My Saturday… What I observed to be acts of kindness I received throughout my day…
You will notice that my focus on this blog was me receiving acts of kindness, maybe on a future blog I will try and see if I experience ten – or more – opportunities for me to give acts of kindness! I leave you with the wise adage that ‘when you appreciate the good, the good appreciates’.