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Kindness …

August 7, 2022
tea cosy by pip Lincolne

Maybe you know that my boys’ dad died in June? His memorial was in July and I can’t tell you how much it meant to have a bunch of friends and family turn up to support us at such a hard time.

Everyone was so kind and thoughtfully checked in one-by-one … and it had felt like such an age since we’d had a chance to be around a big group of people linked by a common thread.

When I think back on that day it’s the kindness and care that stands out the most to me. The hands on shoulders, the arms tucked around waists, the wide-eyed nodding reassurances, the back pats, the gentle smiles, the hugs, the messages and phone calls afterwards.

Kindness feels like it’s in such short supply at the moment, and I wondered if maybe YOU have a kindness story that you’d like to share here? An example of thoughtfulness that touched you or came out of the blue? Maybe you’d tap it out in the comments for us all to read?

x Pip

(inspired by A Cup of Jo)

7 Comments

  • Reply Meryl August 17, 2022 at 3:40 AM

    I recently moved to a country town and have been really touched by people’s kindness. Someone said to me, “Is your house warm enough?” When I said I was having trouble with the fire, they came over within the hour, got up on the roof and cleaned out the chimney then lit the fire and waited till it was really going well before they left.

    • Reply Pip August 25, 2022 at 8:43 AM

      Meryl! This is beautiful. ABOVE and BEYOND, you might say? And also WITHIN! x

  • Reply Donna Bridges August 7, 2022 at 3:34 PM

    Having been through homelessness recently we found kindness from strangers. One very unexpectedly rang lots of real estate agents and found one very sympathetic to our plight . That being Grandparent carers of two and that my husband has early onset dementia. We were stuck in moving constantly which was a nightmare. This real estate agent went above and beyond and found us a home . We are so grateful to her tenacity.

  • Reply Marie August 7, 2022 at 2:11 PM

    My brothers and I lost our dad 5 months ago. It was completely unexpected since he was rather healthy. Like your boys, we are pretty young to loose our father. The funeral was terribly sad but people who came to show their respect were amazing. One of my dad’s childhood friend, whom I barely knew, brought really old pictures of him as a teenager and young man in his twenties, as well as pictures of him with us when we were really small. We had never seen these and he gave us physical copies and remastered copies. It is one of the most wonderful thing one could do to help us through this nightmare,

  • Reply Vanessa Mackay August 7, 2022 at 11:15 AM

    I have breast cancer and have changed medications to IV chemo, resulting in the loss of my hair. I was feeling a little lost. One of my beautiful workmates came to me on Monday presented me with a beautiful locally made quilt with beautiful flower motifs, a couple of navy turbans which will match our uniform, a packet of Mint Tim Tams, some chilli chocolate and some lemon sherbets packets. Such a thoughtful gift. Thanks Deb. I feel very lucky to have such support.

    • Reply Pip August 7, 2022 at 11:20 AM

      Oh my goodness. That’s just so lovely, Vanessa. What a gem Deb is. So sorry to hear you have breast cancer, peach. I can’t imagine how hard that is. LOVE TO YOU. xxx

    • Reply Rhonda Hetzel September 10, 2022 at 2:34 PM

      I’m sorry about your breast cancer,Vanessa. I hope the chemo helps. Like Pip, I really love the gift you received particularly the lemon sherbets. She must have included them for those times when you had no appetite but needed to taste something exciting and easy. All the best. xx

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