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acts of kindness

A collection of posts that show how kindness is an active pursuit. These positive stories cover a wide range of acts of kindness to others that people have taken.

A ringing alarm clock besides text reading "Do you want to postpone?"

The kindness of clients

I have been feeling ill over the weekend and still not great today. I had a meeting with a client this morning and when I mentioned I’m not feeling 100% she immediately offered to postpone the meeting. I said I was happy to carry on, but it was really kind of her to think about […]

A delicious looking chocolate orange cake with Terry's chocolate orange slices around the top of it.

Two kindness, one tea shop

“I recently treated myself to a coffee and a slice of cake at one of our lovely local tea shops. It’s a very popular tea shop, a proper community hub, called Annie’s on Newport Pagnell High Street.It was really busy. First of all a lady looked up from her crossword and said to me “would […]

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Country park kindness

While sitting on a large balcony overlooking a lake in the sunshine and drinking coffee at a café at Dinton Pastures Country Park with friends, my friend, Mike, suddenly leapt up and dashed across the terrace. He had spotted an elderly couple making their way down the stairs to the ground floor, both with walking […]

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Garden meditation day

If you don’t get on with meditation, try mindfulness – the simple act of paying attention to right now. In your garden or a public green space is great place to start because there’s so much to pay attention to; wildlife, flowers, trees, maybe other people, and you get the benefits of being out in […]

Text reads "5 ways to be kind to yourself."

5 ways to be kind to yourself

Kindness to self is often forgotten about so here’s 5 ways you can start being kind to yourself right now. Share your own tips in the comments. 1) Learn about YOUR body. Knowing how your body (and brain) work and what quirks you have can help you notice problems sooner and find more effective ways […]

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Hospice kindness at St Luke’s

Another story from St Luke’s Hospice, where nurses helped a young father record voice messages in teddy bears so his three little girls could still hear their daddy’s voice after he died. Thank you to Paola for sharing this and I totally agree with you, “Kindness counts!”

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Kind communities – Reading

Communities supporting those in need is so beautiful – this story moved me so much from an anonymous kindness champion. “I was on a call today at work and was truly overwhelmed with Reading Council and our partners and the way they are responding to offering homes for Ukrainians coming to this area. So much […]

Close up of a horse's face. It is light brown with a white stripe down the nose, the brown on one side glistens in the sunlight.

Recognising what’s important

For many, pets are family, so when a stable transported a patient’s beloved horse to St Luke’s Hospice, Plymouth, so the owner could see him one last time it truly was an act of kindness. Thank you to Paola for sharing such a touching story with me.

A woman with long hair wearing loose blue nurse's scrubs holds out a pink stethoscope shaped into a heart.

The kindness of NHS nurses

A friend of mine shared a story after a fairly minor procedure on their ear at Rotherham hospital. “It went fine but it made me really dizzy so I wasn’t able to get off the bed for a while. I was the last patient of the day and by the time I was fit to […]

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Acceptance is kindness

Listening to and honouring what someone says about themselves is a kindness we can all practice. Simple things like: Using someone’s name and pronouns. Saying “”she’s a woman” rather than “she identifies as a woman” – this is one I didn’t know until I saw a video from @thejeffreymarsh recently. Accepting someone’s sexuality when they […]