Over the last couple of months I’ve experienced a great number of gestures of kindness both small and large from people close to me and people I barely know. People who have done things to either make my life easier or to make me smile just out of the goodness of their hearts. These acts of kindness and generosity have eased stresses and strains in my life, made my pregnancy more comfortable or helped me to prepare for the imminent birth of baby Beak and I can’t thank the people involved enough – they all know who they are and I am eternally grateful.
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This got me thinking about the idea of “Pay it Forward” – if you’ve not heard of this phrase before the idea is basically that if someone does you a good deed you pass it on and do something nice for someone else. I love the idea of spreading a little kindness – people doing lovely things for me has made me want to do lovely things for other people . . . which I suppose in turn, I would hope, would make them want to do something nice for more people and on it would go. Couldn’t we all do with a little gesture to make our lives easier these days?