It’s Random Acts of Kindness Week so I thought I would use random acts of kindness as this week’s focus. It is such a pleasure to brighten someone else’s day, and often it really doesn’t take much effort or time.
Is there something you can do for someone this week to make their life a bit easier and more fun? It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money or be a grand gesture. Simply saying hello to someone who looks a little sad as you pass them on the street, or letting someone go in front of you in line at the grocery store can make a big difference. The media often encourages us to focus on the negative, but there is a huge amount of loving kindness in the world. Sharing it brings light to both the receiver and the giver.
Whether your blog posts are old or new, as long as they are about things that feed the soul, they are welcome here at The Hearth and Soul Link Party! Things that feed the soul may include (but are not limited to) recipes, decorating, crafts, family, home, DIY, organization, travel, book reviews, the arts and self improvement.
What’s Been Happening
Spring is definitely on its way, but visits from Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis have meant we have had some very heavy weather in the UK. A warming breakfast is a great way to start the day when it’s windy, rainy and cold outside.
It’s definitely worth getting out of bed for this delicious Baked Overnight Oatmeal with Rhubarb and Almonds.
And at the end of the day, it’s all about comfort food.
Beef and Ale Stew is a traditional British favourite, and it is definitely featuring on our menus. You can eat the stew the day you make it, or make it ahead and keep it in the fridge for a day or two. It tastes great either way, but I think the way the flavours mellow after a day or two in the fridge makes it even more delicious.
Spring is a wonderful time of year for visiting some of the beautiful, historic, stately homes we have in the UK.
Nuffield House near Henley on Thames may look relatively ordinary from the outside, but inside it is anything but! Join me as I Step Back in Time at Nuffield House and share the amazing scenes within.
Thank you to everyone for visiting and sharing!
Random Acts of Kindness Features
For this week’s features I looked for posts that offered things that could be used to help inspire us to perform random acts of kindness every day. Featured posts from top left, clockwise:-
Making a meal extra special is a lovely way to perform a random act of kindness, and Ramona at Create with Joy has shared a fun way to do this with her sweet Heart Shaped Fritattas.
A small treat or food gift, particularly homemade, can be a random act of kindness in itself. Nancy C encourages us to Wrap Up Some Valentine Goodies. A small, prettily packaged sweet treat is welcome all year round too.
Sometimes the kindest act you can perform is to sit with someone and just listen, or sometimes even just sit with them and hold their hand. Stephanie of Abbots at Home shared plans for a beautiful DIY 2 x 4 Outdoor Sofa, a lovely place to sit and just be with somebody who needs a little love and understanding.
Helping someone with a New Year’s Resolution or long term goal can also be a random act of kindness. I know so many people (including myself) who want to read more this year. Helen and her daughters at 3 Winks Design have tips to help, as well as book recommendations in their post 10 Books You Can Read In One Month.
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