Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Random acts of kindness ....

I love food & tablescapes  & have been reading this blog

http://www.loveveggiesandyoga.com/2011/03/the-best-things-in-life-are-free.html

I love this reminder ♥

Eight Gifts That Do Not Cost A Cent (Author Unknown)

1. THE GIFT OF LISTENING…
But you must REALLY listen. No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning your response. Just listening.

2. THE GIFT OF AFFECTION…
Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back and holds. Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for family and friends.

3. THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER…
Clip cartoons. Share articles and funny stories. Your gift will say, “I love to laugh with you.”

4. THE GIFT OF A WRITTEN NOTE…
It can be a simple “Thanks for the help” note or a full sonnet. A brief, handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime, and may even change a life.

5. THE GIFT OF A COMPLIMENT…
A simple and sincere, “You look great in red,” “You did a super job” or “That was a wonderful meal” can make someone’s day.

6. THE GIFT OF A FAVOR…
Every day, go out of your way to do something kind.

7. THE GIFT OF SOLITUDE…
There are times when we want nothing better than to be left alone. Be sensitive to those times and give the gift of solitude to others.

8. THE GIFT OF A CHEERFUL DISPOSITION…
The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone, really it’s not that hard to say, Hello or Thank You.


The gift of solitude - we all need quiet time to just ... be; to gather our thoughts & to work through what is happening in our lives.

And then we also need to gather family & friends close by, to spend time just catching up on each others news. I love a long, lazy breakfast or brunch when we can all just catch up with each other ....


Do you believe in random acts of kindness? Do you just take a few minutes to make others day brighter? I try to use shop assistants names off their badges along with my thank-you & I have noticed how pleased they are that they are not just another person ... they have a name! Try it & see for yourself as you do some random acts of kindness ....

Stop by soon again,
Dee ~♥~


4 comments:

  1. RAOK - A healthy way to live life! Fabulous images Mummy xoxo

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    1. Thank you my dear ... I rather think that the flower photo was one you too ♥

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  2. so true...and you are one of the kindest people i have the pleasure of knowing xxx

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