As you may remember from yesterdays post Becksie is overwhelmed with the kindness shown by the lovely ladies at Lechalade WI. This amazing outcome has really got Becksie thinking (oh no we hear you sigh). So here goes………
This year started as a way to save money and it really has bought with it riches of all kinds! We have saved money but far more than the money we have saved our year without supermarkets has bought with it new opportunities, new friends and a real opportunity for us to change the world. Ok this might seem a little dramatic and in many ways it perhaps is but choosing to see and do things different really has opened our eyes. For the past few years pre Lizzie Becksie worked with homeless people, people with drug addictions, people who were broken and damaged and the world seemed like a very sad place. Becksie had an ability to go to a new place and instead of seeing the joy seeing the suffering and pain. Don’t get us wrong Becksie really enjoyed her work (at points) but towards the end she felt like she had done her time helping others. Then came the guilt! The guilt that she should help others because she herself felt so fortunate. Then……… we started this project and suddenly we had the opportunity to see the world as a wonderful place and low and behold really really help people – perhaps more than ever before!
When we went to Devizes last week and meet Jenny, Daisy and Daisy’s Grandma’s lovely friend Barbara she said a few things that really helped to put this project into perspective. We chatted about how you can make a huge difference to people’s lives just by taking an interest in them and being kind and you know what she is sooooooooooo (times a million trillion) right. So today’s post we guess is just a few thoughts on being kind.
Kindness doesn’t have to take hours of time – that’s right a smile takes a nano second and can really make a huge difference
Kindness is ALL over this world
Kindness breeds kindness – Becksie always thinks of learning to drive with Grandad Gray and his words of advice about driving were to be kind and let someone out of a junction (or another such act) as this will make that person do another act of kindness and hopefully help to stop accidents. Wise old Grandad this works in driving and in other aspects of life.
Kindness costs – not in money but it can sometimes be hard to be kind but it really is worth it.
So…….. as you know Becksie likes a challenge and as a way of spreading forward the kindness that is the 68 dresses Becksie has decided to do an act of kindness in honor of each of those little dresses! That’s 68 acts of kindness in the next few weeks and…….. we shall keep a list and tell you all about it. We’ve already started……………
We’d love to hear your thoughts, tips and kind things you have done and had done for you so please let us know – lets hope this post can inspire more kindness.
Sorry this sounds like a sermon not a shopping blog post but we feel inspired to be kind………. if you can take anymore mushy stuff have a look at these kind acts here.
To finish a quote from one of our favourite musicals ‘when you help others you can’t help helping yourself’! – Avenue Q
PS – we promise to tell you about our shopping (the reason you probably visit our blog) soon. We are aware we often go way ‘off piste’ – be kind to us hehe!