Was on the West Coast Seeds (https://www.westcoastseeds.com) site today and noticed that they have raised $200,000 for food banks selling the Dr. Bonnie Henry pollinator blend seed packages. That’s what I call a win-win. Food banks benefit and pollinators benefit! Go West Coast Seeds! #KindnessisGoodForBusinessInBC

Our Grade One Students came up with a months worth of Random Acts of Kindness that the school community could do at home and school during the pandemic. Share Kindness everyday!

Every time I go thru a drive thru, I always pay for the car behind me. I have been doing this for many years, even when I travel. I love giving with my whole heart to a total stranger! It’s one of the best feelings in the world! I like to think I made their day just a little bit better!

Our New Year’s resolution was to ‘be kind’ after we were gifted £5 from a man the other weekend for litter picking we decided we wanted to do 12 random acts of kindness this year – 1 every month.
January’s random act of kindness – we used the £5 we were gifted and with the help of our local bakery we gave 5 random customers a yummy treat we hope they can keep this kindness going and do their own RAOK to help make people smile.

#RAOKBlyth2021
#RandomActsOfKindness
#BeKind
#RAOK

It probably doesn’t look like much, but my teacher drove an hour from his home to drop these art supplies off for me. I had considered dropping this class because I’m insecure about my art skills, but after this, I refuse to. He put effort into helping me so I feel like I should put some effort into this class as well.

Merry Christmas and Thank you very much

You know that moment of panic when you reach to your back pocket as the cashier brightly announces, “£13 and 42p”, and the pocket is empty. “Cash or card?”

“Shit! Neither. I’ve left my wallet.”

After agreeing to leave my trolley to one side, I’m walking to the exit and before I can start cursing myself for killing the planet with wasted journeys, someone behind me shouts, “Hold on mate.”

Oh, perhaps I didn’t forget my wallet after all, I thought. I must have somehow dropped it at the check-out.

“It’s your lucky day” says the cashier. “This kind gentleman is paying for your shopping.”

“#MerryChristmas” says the stranger as the machine bleeps to approve payment after his card swipe.

I’m sure the cashier could see my mouth gaping wide open even though I had on a mask. My flickering eye lids betrayed my confusion and astonishment. I managed to mutter, “Thank you very much.”

The shortish white guy wearing grey sweat gear turned chirpily saying, “Not a problem mate.” With no further ado, he’d left me to bag my shopping still stunned and reeling from his random act of kind generosity at Aldi UK in Donnington.

I am so enjoying the Covid Advent Calendars in original watercolours that local writer Caroline Adderson shares every day. They are beautiful, whimsical and find beauty and humour in this challenging time! Morning coffee with art of the day!

One of my students travelled to the UK and brought me back a dried leaf as a gift because I had mentioned a few weeks before that autumn is the season I miss the most as I live in Dubai. It was such a thoughtful gesture and I am now using it as my new bookmark.

We have a doe with twin fawns who has frequented our yard since early spring. The fawns burst onto our scene, frolicking as if our yard was a Disney cartoon. They gleaned birdseed that was on the ground…we also put out some corn for them.

Fast foward to late August. The doe was hit by a vehicle, dragged, and partially skinned. her injuries were atrocious. We contacted the local police and the DNR, asking that they put her down. No way could she survive. They never could corral her. So I took a different tack. Put out the best food possible. Made sure she never had to forage.

Her wound has mostly healed. Her leg has healed. She is fattening up. i think she and the fawns will make it.

My friends in the community contribute food almost daily. It takes a village.

I want to thank the staff of the Delta Hospital who treated a family member so well during her recent terminal sickness. It was tough to deal with but the staff were very kind.