Kindness of friend and stranger

Life tends to throw up the unexpected. People like me who like to plan ahead don't always find this easy.

At the start of Lent I intended to blog daily with posts about ordinary things for which I was thankful. If you are a regular reader of this blog you will know I have failed to fulfill this intention and thankfulness posts have become sporadic. As someone once said, "if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans".

During this Lent there have been several unforeseen events in my life. There have been some days when I haven't felt thankful at all. The last 10 days have been the most difficult. It's also been a time when I have noticed more things to be thankful for but have not had the energy to write any posts. On 11 March my very elderly mother fell and broke her hip. I dropped everything I was committed to do and went with my husband to snow-bound Kent. 

What followed is not something I want to share here - or at least not now. Instead, here's some of the kindnesses noticed or received since I last posted a Lent thankfulness post:

  • Kindness of other drivers in snow and ice
  • Understanding and prayerful support from friends
  • Helpful neighbours
  • Loving husband, brother, sister, children, grandchildren and other family members
  • Care and courtesy of hospital staff
I could go on...

For every act of kindness
every act of love
thanks be to God.

Image Credit: found on Project: Underblog


  1. I'm sorry to hear about your mother Nancy.

    You're right about kindness. It is perhaps the greatest gift of all.

    Blessings and prayers.

    1. Thanks Ray - only when you really need it do you see how significant even the tiniest acts of kindness (like a smile) can be.

  2. So sorry to hear about your mother, Nancy. Kindness is all around us and I'm glad you found it when you most needed it.

  3. Sorry to hear of your troubles, and prayers for the strength and peace to see the situation through.

  4. For every kind comment thanks be to God


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