Hello all– The flu bug has finally hit here at our house.  How about with you??  (hope not!)  But one benefit of being down is all the kindnesses the come.  Larry making mugs of tea, inquiring phone calls, get well texts…   It’s reminding me of the importance of small kindnesses.

Here’s a few thoughts about kindness I came across:

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” – Mother Teresa

“Kind words produce their own image in men’s souls; and a beautiful image it is. They soothe and quiet and comfort the hearer. They shame him out of his sour, morose, unkind feelings. We have not yet begun to use kind words in such abundance as they ought to be used.” Blaise Pascal

“Nothing,” wrote Tolstoy, “can make our life, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness.”

“Always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.”
1 Thessalonians 5:15

So true.

P.S.  The photo is of our grand-guy Eero helping his newly walking cousin make her way through the arboretum.


32 thoughts on “Kindnesses

  1. Rhonda, sorry to hear that the flu has hit your family. I pray that you all rest and heal! I’ve had a bad cold for almost two weeks. Actually I’m home today from school resting and checking in on ,y blogging friends. Get better soon! With Love and light, Mary💗😉

    • Glad you took a day to recover Mary. I know when you work at a school, sometimes you just keep going and it takes so long to get well! I plan oh being better tomorrow! Have a Girls Day Out planned with my Mom & Sis– Hope you have mugs of tea and something good to read! hugs hugs Mary!

  2. God I love this Rhonda. Kindness touches my heart so much. And what a gorgeous example of using every life situation as a blessing.

    You are welcome to contribute this post for #ForgivingFridays if you want to. You’d just include a pingback to my most recent post & also #ForgivingFridays in your tags. ❤

    Sending you love and hugs. Gorgeous photo – says it all! xo Blessings my friend, Debbie

  3. Hoping you are all feeling better soon. The flu is hard to get through. I am glad it’s brought these small kindnesses, and that you have people to love you through it. What a sweet photo, and I love the Mother Theresa quote! Thanks for your lovely words. xo

  4. Sorry you are under the weather Rhonda. I had a horrible cold with an awful cough right after Christmas, I could hardly do anything but read and watch Netflix so I feel your pain -Kat

    • Oh gosh, I know what you mean. This has gone on way way too long! What are you watching on Netflix?? Need recommendations. I did start watching “Somebody Feed Phil.” Have you watched it? 6 episodes of Phil eating in 6 different countries– he’s funny, friendly and good hearted– really fun to watch! Glad you’re feeling better Kat. Take care! xox

  5. How are you feeling, Rhonda? So sorry to hear you had the flu! I had that sinus infection that was going around over here, and I just started feeling better yesterday. Boy, it has really taken a while to get rid of that! I’m still not 100%, but getting better slowly but surely. Praying you’ll feel completely fine very soon! Love those quotes and your thoughts! Xoxo

    • I think we’re in the same place Daisy– well enough to get up and going, but not exactly at full steam! Been seeing all your beautiful sewing projects on Instagram! Makes me want to start a quilt! xox

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