Saturday, June 5, 2010

Acts of Kindness

"Children are like flowers, let them bloom by giving them your warm smiles, your gentle words and your air of confidence. You'll be amazed at your garden."

I know I have said it in past posts, but an act of kindness is so powerful for both parties involved. There are so many opportunities in the day to do kind deeds. It may mean so little at the time of giving, but mean the world to the one it is directed at.

Have you ever noticed how throughout the day children are constantly doing acts of kindness. It is in their nature. Today Little Chick kept picking dandelions for me when we were outside. She would come to me carrying a radiant smile and say, "Mommy, this flower is for you." I made a huge deal over my beautiful gift, which excited her and encouraged her to pick more.
As I was hobbling around the house I bumped my sprained foot and made a disgruntled noise. Little Chick came running over saying, "You OK Mommy? I love you." She then grabbed my hand and guided me to the couch to sit. What better medicine could there be?

It sure does not take much for everyone to be kind throughout the day. But just like focusing on cherishing the moments, we also need to take a conscientious approach to doing good deeds for others. Just watch children and we can all learn something. It doesn't have to cost a thing - a simple smile is all it takes!

27 comments:

  1. Very sweet! :) A good deed does go a long way!

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  2. Aww how sweet. I know exactly what you mean too! :D

    xoxo,
    KareyEllen

    KareyEllenDesigns.blogspot.com

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  3. How thoughtful! She is really very sweet:)
    Love the last photo of Lil Chick.
    What big flower!

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  4. That last photo is gorgeous!

    Following you back for Friday!

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  5. The little things in life make the biggest impressions on our hearts! Very sweet little girl you have!

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  6. This is so true! What an adorable girl!!!

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  7. Beautiful pictures!!!! :) Love it!!

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  8. Wow that's a big flower, she's cute I love her laugh and smile.

    Thanks for the follow, following you back. Have a great day!

    It's Not Just A Blog!

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  9. Beautiful flower & post - thanks for following me Following you back.

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  10. Right on.....again!

    And wow....what a huge and beautiful Clematis in your sweetie's hand.

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  11. Happy SITS sharefest! Have a wonderful day. Your little girl is just darling and your blog is cute!

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  12. Thanks for visiting my blog! Very sweet post!!! :)
    http://murrayfamily213.blogspot.com/

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  13. Hi! What a lovely quote! Lil Chic is all smiles!Love her more and more in every post!

    I see you have already been awarded the verstaile and trendy blogger award! You so deserve them! But I had to share my awards too with you! So congrats once again!!:)
    Do visit my blog and share your thoughts on my latest post!

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  14. That's so sweet! I love when my kids pick flowers for me.

    Thanks for stopping by. I'm now following you, too. Have a great weekend!

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  15. So cute! its funny how they show their love.
    Hope you are okay? 9(ankle)

    Maria x

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  16. So true!! Of all the habits I'd like them to lose, I pray my daughters never grow out of being kind. We would do well to take a few pointers from them!

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  17. Love the quote about children and gardens. I was just thinking about writing a post about that! Isn't it wonderful when a child shows concern for you? My youngest is particularly good about that and it warms my heart every time! Glad to have found your blog!

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  18. following you back! what a gorgeous picture!!!

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  19. Oh my goodness this almost made me tear up. What a sweet and adorable little girl you have!

    Your blog is beautiful and I'm so glad you found me so I could find it! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  20. your daughter is such a darling!
    Thanks for the visit and follow and I am returning the favor.Have a happy weekend!

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  21. Thanks for visiting my site, I'm following back. I can't wait to get caught up with Little Chick...what a sweet girl!!!

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  22. thanks for stopping by my blog! Beautiful post, I needed it today. My husband's job has been more demanding lately leaving me alone with the kids A LOT. My youngest has really been trying my patience lately, but she does a lot of sweet things like this too.... thanks for pointing them out.

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  23. what a kind soul your daughter has:) this post reminds me of my 5 year old nephew who tries to give my 5 month his favorite toys to take home every time he sees him. it melts my heart!

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  24. Hi! Thanks for visiting me. Now I'm following you back. :)

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

    Alison

    http://welcomesunshinehome.blogspot.com/

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  25. Great post! we learn so much from our kiddos =)
    Following back, so glad to find your blog!

    Lily

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  26. Wow I love your blog :) Thanks for following me. I'm following you back :)
    http://preciouscupcakes.blogspot.com

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  27. Thanks so much for coming to my place and becoming a follower and now I am following you. Your little chick is adorable!

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