I love random acts of kindness, I love blessing others.
I have been thinking about the month of November, I am declaring that November is the month of Random Acts of Kindness.
What could you do to encourage someone and show them kindness?
What could you do to show someone that you notice them?
What could you do to just bless someone?
Some ideas for random acts of kindness are-
- Buy someone a coffee
- Send someone an encouraging message
- Post a letter to someone
- Smile at someone
- Pray for them
- Call them
- Cook someone a meal
- Send someone a care package
- Babysit for someone that needs a day/some time out
- Bring someone some flowers
- Pay for someone behind you in the checkout
- Take the time to listen to someone
- Take the time to journey with someone
I would love to hear what you have done or what you are thinking of doing for November.
I would love to hear your ideas about how you are going to show random acts of kindness for this month.
So, my thought for November is Are you going to commit to Random Acts of Kindness?
Let’s encourage one another.
There is something about creating memories.
There is something about sharing an experience with someone.
There is something about being in the moment.
How do you create memoires?
Who do you love creating memories with?
I love that I have 3 amazing nieces and a lovely nephew.
I am grateful for them and I am there for them always.
This weekend I had one of my nieces stay with me from Friday night to Sunday morning.
We have a tradition that we have been going to the Darlington Arts Festival for the last 7 years.
We always go and support the band at one of the schools that I work at.
We then go and have a look at all the stalls.
We just love this experience.
There is something about being in a community.
We have also created a new tradition.
We love Sushi and we have discovered this new Sushi Train place.
So, yesterday we went to the Sushi place that we love and just enjoyed the sushi that we chose.
Then yes, we have another new tradition that after sushi we go to the Pretzel place to have a pretzel.
I love this and I just love the new traditions that we have.
What are some traditions that you are creating?
Would love to hear from you?
There is also something about spending time with someone to say- hey I value you, hey you are amazing, hey you matter to me.
I don’t know about you but I love catching up with friends over coffee.
I just love it.
There is something about going to a lovely coffee place and chatting and sharing.
There is something about not being aware of how the time is passing.
How are you going today?
If I could catch up with you, I would say to you-
- Let’s catch up
- Where would you like to meet?
- How about catching up at this coffee place?
- Let me buy you a coffee
- I am here for you.
When I am writing my blog, I would love you to know that I think about you being invited to my house, or my favourite coffee place.
When I am writing my blog, I think about you sitting in a chair across the table from me.
I also think about being there for you and listening to just you.
I am passionate about being there for others.
Let’s catch up soon.
The last few days I have been blessed to attend a conference for Chaplains. There is something about Chaplains coming together and just being there.
There is something when Chaplains gather together.
There is something about when Chaplains encourage each other.
There is something about gathering with other Chaplains.
There is something about an organisation that provides space to just hear from God.
There is something about an organisation that is just there.
We were so blessed to hear amazing speakers that invested in what we do.
There was also the privilege of hearing amazing speakers that are willing to invest in Chaplains.
There is something about hearing speakers who are passionate about Chaplaincy and understand what Chaplains do in the school community.
We had such a lovely array of speakers that spoke so passionately about what was on their heart.
How could we not be encouraged?
We learnt about Cyber Bullying and we learnt about Grief and Loss.
The third day was spent catching up in our area groups and being there for one another.
I am reflecting on the last few days and am feeling so very blessed.
I am blessed that I am able to work for such an amazing organisation.
I am blessed for the amazing people that I have met on this journey.
I am blessed for how passionate they are about their school community and how they are wanting to make a difference.
I am blessed about how humble they are about what they do.
I am blessed about what they do, how they go above and beyond.
I am so encouraged.
To all the amazing Chaplains, just know that you are in my prayers, you are so dedicated to your schools and God sees that, yes he does.
You are making a difference.
This week I find myself on school holidays, I work as a Primary School Chaplain at two primary schools which I love.
I also love the time to have some space and to just focus on slowing done a bit.
I have spent this time, just turning off my alarm which is such a blessing.
This week I have-
- spent the mornings just taking my time
- spent the mornings enjoying my coffee
- spent this week catching up with friends
- focused on just being in the moment
- spent this time shopping for clothes and shoes, without being rushed
- spent this time sitting on my couch and being okay with it
- watched movies
- gone out for lunch.
I love this space that I am able to embrace.
I love this space to just be in the moment.
This week I have intentionally and on purpose focused on embracing the little things.
I am on purpose spending time focusing on working on my book.
I have been on purpose focusing on creativity.
I have spent this time looking after myself.
This may have only been one week, I feel that this week has been so important for my self-care as well as for my creativity.
It allows me to have space to just be.
What are your plans when you have some time for yourself?
What are some things that you do for yourself?
I would love to hear from you.
Will share more soon.
I don’t know about you but I love coffee and I love catching up with others over coffee.
There is something about meeting others and chatting over coffee.
I work as a primary school Chaplain and I love what I do, I really do. I am passionate about my role and giving back.
I am also a peer support Chaplain for the area that I work in.
This means that I am available to help and support other Chaplains in my area.
I do not take this position lightly, I want to invest in others, to support and encourage them.
Last Tuesday we met as a group at an amazing coffee shop and just shared how we were going.
I love the time that we could just rest and help each other.
I love that we could just be real with each other.
We shared, we encouraged, we supported and we just listened to one another.
I love that we could just chat and encourage each other.
I love that we provide a non-judgemental space to just be.
I love spending time with someone that you do not realise how long you have been chatting. That time is really not important.
Do you have someone that can encourage and support you?
Do you have some that can listen to you?
Do you need someone to chat to?
Would love to hear from you.