When a friend told me that they were going to move house, my heart sank. Why? Because I am really rubbish at offering to help. My husband works away and I have five children to juggle alone for the most part of the year. I also suffer from three autoimmune diseases which restrict me physically. read more →
My daughter, Steph, died in November (26 years, sudden adult death) breaking all our hearts. Her devastated Grandma went to my daughter’s favourite bath product shop to buy (to put in her coffin) a gift for Steph’s upcoming birthday. She explained this to the girl who served her. This lovely young lady then spent a lot of time helping her put some items together and wrapped them all beautifully. When they took them to the till this lovely young woman asked if she could pay for them. Her sweet kindness and generous act of respect shone light into a very dark time. Bless her heart. There is such kindness out there.- Gill
Many years ago my car broke down after a very stressful day of substitute teaching and I was barely able to pull into the parking lot of a Mormon church. read more →
46.59… That’s what the lady behind me owed at the grocery store today.
She tried her card and it wouldn’t work. I could see her getting more upset as I bagged the groceries I had just bought for myself. She was starting to try and decide what she would have to put back. There’s no possible way I could watch her put back her bread or milk and walk out of that store. I had to pay for those groceries. read more →
I was without a car for a couple years. My husband and I are getting older and sickly and I haven’t been able to work so I’d drive his big work van when I needed to go to town. read more →
Was at Aldi in Kilsyth (Victoria) when my card was declined. After trying a few times and still being declined I left my shopping with the checkout lady to go get money out from an ATM. read more →
Yesterday while in conversation with a client of mine, I happened to mention that I needed a new bed for my bulldog, Buster. Three hours later she showed up at my doorstep with a brand new dog bed for Buster.
What makes her unexpected act of kindness even more beautiful, is that her beloved dog recently passed and she’s been consumed with sadness. When I asked her what prompted her to do something so kind, she said: “I’ve been drowning in my grief. It felt so good to shift my focus from me and my pain to someone else.” – Oriana, The Kindness Calendar
Up the street from my 4-year-old grandson, a boy was visiting his dad who lives with the boys grandparents after separating from his wife. The boy had very few toys and was riding and admiring one of my grandson’s 2 scooters. My grandson, out of the blue, told him he could have it. Even after his Mom (my daughter) explained that if he did that he wouldn’t get it back. He insisted saying, “It’s okay. He can have it. He doesn’t have one.” And, he’s never asked for it back. – Gaga 🙂
When I had just had my first daughter we were doing it a little tough and my partner at the time played a lot of online computer games.
He was in a “clan” and had met a few people from around Australia. One of them was an IT guy and had a pretty good wage and sent us a few CD’s with info on them and when we opened the case, there was $300 inside! He had included a little note that said there was $100 for each of us to spend on something just for us and his only request was we pay it forward when we were in a good position. I never forgot his generosity. read more →
This is the most incredible thing someone has done for me!
I am always posting about kindness and helping others. I try to teach my son and we do things often to help him understand the importance of helping others. read more →
I’m a single foster mom and up until last week had 3 siblings in my home for a year. I don’t have any biological children, so having 3 at once, was a huge change for me. But the kindness shown to be my friends and others who I met over this last year has blown me away. Whether it was offering up a beach cabin for a time for the kids and I to get away or carrying kids to and from baseball, volleyball, dancing, etc., to providing gift cards for us to get ice cream, to taking my son to his first Rockets game. Every time I thought I couldn’t do it, someone would step up and offer to help! The crazy part is I’m not one who generally asks for help (pride cometh before the fall and all), but this has taught me so much about my real need for others. read more →