Browsing CategoryKindness

Prickly pears

View this post on Instagram If a tough day has left you feeling a bit prickly🌵, fear not, friends, as I’m here to share some #Instagood love guaranteed to warm your cockles and put a spring in your downtrodden step! Today is #InternationalDayofCharity, and included herewith is a mere sprinkling of some of the amazing charities who are really smashing it in their promotion of #kindness, #friendship and #community building, as well as raising the bar when it comes to tackling #loneliness amongst the #elderly (and, indeed, among people of all age groups). Here’s sending out a whoop whoop and…

Woofing and winning

View this post on Instagram Happy Hump Day, everyone! Here's a cute, fluffy pup🐕 to lift your spirits and give you that extra push towards the finish line. Whatever you get up to for the rest of this week, I hope it's pawfully🐾 fun (those doggie puns never get old, right?) and in the best possible company (furry or otherwise.) If you can, maybe also paws for a minute (oh dear, somebody stop her!) to think about anyone in your #community who might be feeling a bit #lonely or isolated at the moment – particularly any #olderpeople who might be…

Buenos días

View this post on Instagram Sending a virtual shout out to the eight or so people on the street this morning who took the time, during my short stroll to my local coffee shop, to make eye contact, smile and wish me a warm and well-meaning 'buenos dias'. #Kindness costs nothing, and #friendliness can be an absolute game-changer when it comes to brightening someone’s day – on this occasion it certainly cheered me right up! Who fancies joining me in a hip hip hooray and a whoop whoop in honour of all the friendly, kind-hearted people out there? Don’t be…

Spreading sunshine

View this post on Instagram Wishing you all a weekend of sunbeams and blue skies, hopefully getting out and about in the fresh air with some of your fave humans. And speaking of awesome humans, are there any fabulous #olderpeople in your social circles who perhaps need celebrating, but have maybe fallen off the radar recently? According to a report from the UK’s #CampaignToEndLoneliness, there are an estimated one million, one hundred thousand people aged 65 and over who are chronically #lonely, but suffice to say they don’t go around shouting from the rooftops about it – either because with…

Wonderful Wobert

View this post on Instagram Highlight of my day yesterday? A lovely long chat with this funny fella on the left. Siblings often don’t get much attention in the relationships convos we see online, but for me, this handsome beast is the absolute bee’s knees, and since the loss of our lovely Mum last year, I really don’t think I would have made it through the messy quagmire of #grief if it wasn’t for him. Whilst there’s no way I can ever hope to adequately pay tribute to his big brotherly brilliance here in a measly-portioned IG caption, let it…