I Love … Simple Kindnesses

February 16, 2012
It’s often very small things that bring joy to my life.
Valentine by MaryAnne Durr

For instance – the people in my neighborhood wave to each other as they drive by. I haven’t seen it out and about in my town and it didn’t happen in the neighborhood we lived in before this. But it happens on the streets where I live. It makes me happy.

Postcard by Hannah Koch

On a day when I received two rejection letters from art shows I also received this beautiful piece of art in the mail, a postcard with a little thank you note on the back from the lovely and talented Hannah.
When one of my children says “thank you” for a task that is usually invisible it makes me just go all twittery and happy. Smiles make me happy. Surely I can return the favor and perform some simple kindness for the world. Yesterday I bought a bouquet, took out one flower at a time and handed them to everyone I saw until the ran out. With a smile and a “Happy Valentine’s Day”. It went well this time.

What SIMPLE KINDNESS will you give to the world today?

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    February 17, 2012 at 6:25 am

    Gorgeous card that you received. My act of kindness was to take tulip bunches to neighbors. A little bit of spring in the drab winter. My husband sings in a barbershop chorus. Four of them got together to form an ad hoc quartet. They spent Tuesday doing "drive by" singing Valentines to those most forget – kindergarten teachers, library staff, nurses at the hospital, etc. He came home whistling and smiling. Not bad for a guy who dislikes Valentines Day! Wishing you a beautiful week.

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