Thursday, March 12, 2009

practise random kindness

You know how sometimes you think you will do something for someone, and then you think that maybe it's a dumb idea, they wouldn't like it anyway, blahblahblah....

Well I had that idea a little while ago. And I thought all those things. And I nearly didn't do it.
Then I thought -- what the hey! go for it!

So I made up a Friendship Kit for a lady in South Africa, who I know through her blog. Her name is Jacki and she has had some terribly sad things happen in her life, and not long ago, lost a good friend.

The Friendship Kit certainly wasn't my idea -- I read about it years ago in one of Barbra Johnsons' very funny books; and I had given one to another good friend of mine when she was at a real low point in her life (it made her cry but in the best kind of way)

I don't know why I don't do things like this very often... goodness knows, there are plenty of opportunities! Right now without straining my brain, I could think of at least half a dozen of my friends who could use a little kindness right now.
Maybe kindness is one of those things that you use or lose!

Anyway, if you would like to see the Friendship Kit, and see Jackis' reaction to it, head on over to her blog. It's ALWAYS worth reading anyway! And then think of someone you know who could use a little kindness.


  1. Toni what a beautiful thought and I read all the comments on her blog.
    But then this is you a beautiful thoughtful person xxx

  2. it made me cry, but in a good way, too!

    thanks once again.

    why is it that when we have the urge to reach out to others, we often suppress that feeling?

    anyway, i'll pay it forward...

    jacki janse van rensburg


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