Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Kindness is an inside job

I am posting on The Kindness Project today. Here is a taster of my post, but to read the rest please visit TKP blog:


I think pondering what to write about for this post and got to thinking about my Mum back in England. She is always helping and looking after other people and putting herself last. She recently had a prolapsed disc in her neck which was incredibly painful. Luckily it was diagnosed reasonably quickly but she was told in no uncertain terms to REST. Not one of her strong points as she hates sitting down and doing nothing, but she was so worried about getting the pain back that she has taken the stern warning seriously for once. She decided to write a list of all the things she was NOT to do and at the very top of her list was: "I must not get irritable with my husband!" Thankfully, he is responding well and bringing her breakfast in bed, cooking dinner and generally looking after her, even though he has limited cooking skills. Her day-to-day kindness and caring of others was also rewarded when a recently widowed neighbour, who Mum had been checking on regularly, rang and offered to cook lunch without knowing Mum was incapacitated and desperate, as there is only so much fried eggs and yorkshire pudding anyone can stomach!

Ok - that's all you're getting here. You'll have to visit TKP blog to see what else I have to say. I would love comments in either place if you have time. Thanks.

10 comments:

  1. resting sucks when your used to go go go, but only way to make it go away and hopefully stay away, know that all too well.

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    1. Yes, but doing nothing can be fun too :)

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  2. Oh your poor mum, I hope that she feels better soon. It's great that your dad is looking after her, as a woman who puts others first, she more than deserves a little pampering.

    I'm just learning to put myself first, though after many years of looking out for others, it's a hard habit to break.

    Great article btw. :)

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    1. Yay, so pleased you are Lily. Sounds like you need to put yourself first at last. Hope you are doing ok. Thanks for your comment. Looking forward to reading some of your hysterical madness.

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear about your mum. Hope she recovers soon!

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    1. She did and then she put her neck out again, poor thing. Thanks for your good wishes.

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  4. Yes, about that book of your own, when will it be done?? I want to read it.

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    1. I'm just getting back into it. I am going to take you up on your offer of being a Beta reader :)

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  5. When one is kind and giving, it comes back tenfold!

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