Kindness

Lizzie being kind to Jessica and feeding her her most favourite treats

Lizzie being kind to Jessica and feeding her her most favourite treats

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………

Without Uncle Phil being kind and helping us with technology there would be NO year without supermarkets blog

Without Uncle Phil being kind and helping us with technology there would be NO year without supermarkets blog

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!

Jenny showcasing the ribbon we could choose for a toy strap she made Lizzie - very kind indeed

Jenny showcasing the ribbon we could choose for a toy strap she made Lizzie – very kind indeed

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.

This photo just seems to sum up kindness

This photo just seems to sum up kindness

Kindness doesn’t have to cost you any pennies!shop 2

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

Rememeber the Rose Higgins book (we will share some recipes from her soon) - a present from Grannie Pugh - cost 25p value priceless - a very kind and well thought out gift!

Rememeber the Rose Higgins book (we will share some recipes from her soon) – a present from Grannie Pugh – cost 25p value priceless – a very kind and well thought out gift!

Kindness is ALL over this world

A letter Lizzie got from Aunty Leah this am - it was very very kind

A letter Lizzie got from Aunty Leah this morning – it was full of kindness and love. PS – Not sure why Lizzie looks so tanned in this picture!

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.

A lovely gift from Grandad Gray - homegrown flowers

A lovely gift from Grandad Gray – homegrown flowers

Kindness costs – not in money but it can sometimes be hard to be kind but it really is worth it.

Mammar (her nickname is Pauline - don't ask....) often helps with Team Pugh's washing - although currently the wash bin is empty and Becksie has done it all herself!

Mammar (her nickname is Pauline – don’t ask….) often helps with Team Pugh’s washing – although currently the wash bin is empty and Becksie has done it all herself!

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……………kindness 9

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.

These boxes contained muffins made by a lovely friend called Bobbie and were delivered to Becksie and Ian two days after Lizzie was born. This was one of the kindest acts and helped us beyond words at 2am, 3am and 4am feeds as brand new parents to busy and tired to eat.

These boxes contained muffins made by a lovely friend called Bobbie and were delivered to Becksie and Ian two days after Lizzie was born. This was one of the kindest acts and helped us beyond words at 2am, 3am and 4am feeds as brand new parents too busy and tired to eat.

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!

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14 thoughts on “Kindness

  1. Aww… Becksie, I think this is one of your lovliest posts…and it is so true, a kind word and a smile and just any little action to make someones day better could change the world entirely if we would only all adopt it. x Have a lovely day special little family x

    • Thank you 🙂 Ps – tried to call Hannah as I went through Woodstock today but couldn’t get hold of her and went through before 10 and after 4 doh 🙂

  2. I quite agree with chocaholic Kate, that is a fab post. I was a social worker for 25yrs and loved working with people in need but sometimes life calls you in other ways. Hopefully with kindness we can ask others to ‘pass it on’ and do something nice for someone else, maybe even a complete stranger. I emailed you yesterday to arrange to go to your dress day and it bounced! I also wondered if there’s a pattern cos maybe 14 yr old Natasha could help make some, x

  3. Went shopping the other day and EVERYONE we met (on roads/shops),was LOVELY! It really made my day. As my Gran used to say, “Cast your bread upon the water, and you will find it.” So true.

  4. A random act of kindness (thanks to the internet!): I was just embarking on my Classics degree and was enquiring online as to recommendations for a decent Latin-English dictionary. One of the chaps on there (who I have never met) said “I recommend this one, and I’ll send you a copy!” He genuinely sent me a copy of his recommended dictionary entirely at his own expense. It served me well indeed 🙂

    And…as I’m here…you mean ‘brought’. Not ‘bought’. Sorry. English teacher syndrome!!

  5. kindness always touches me and i am a very lucky lady in life and never forget my blessings and think that its nice to be important but its more important to be nice and thats true oh so true just do as you would be done unto yourself all we need is lovex

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