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Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Friday, February 4, 2011

Because Kindness Matters

So many days I find myself looking for the simple things in life.The nostalgia days.Days when people knew that simple friendliness made the differnce.A simple gesture could help a troubled neighbor...What happened to the days of Front Porch Sitting on a warm summers eve.....

Sharing a glass of sweet tea after a hard days work....
Children who knew how to imagine,make believe and really have fun and play...

Taking the time to write a heartfelt letter....


Summer fun...

And church picnics...


Talking and a little gossip over the fence...
We all really just need to slow down and enjoy the sweet simplicity of life.If we all just took the time to say Good Morning..Hello...Can I give you a hand....Put the cell phone down at the grocery store and help the ederly lady who can't reach the top shelf...Smile at the grumpy person who's had a bad day...Let the house cleaning go and have a tea party with your daughter...Hug your hubby when he comes home and ask about his day....Remember to say I love you before it's too late...Simple acts of kidness can make so much of a differnce to a person.There are so many people out there who that little act can change the course of a day or even a lifetime knowing you cared...Because Kindness Really Does Matter!! ....So another point of this post I decided to add my email to the blog so you can reach me easier if you need anything or just want to chit chat and say Hi! I also started thinking about Random Acts of Kindness back around Thanksgiving and decided I was going to start using them daily but I want to go a little further with it.....
I want to include you my kindred friends who are not close to home..I want to send a occasional little gift, a card or maybe just a email to let you know your thought of.I may never get to everyone like I said it will be random.I don't want people to sign up just to get something for free,I want you to sign up because our friendship matters.I expect nothing in return..If you'd like to be on my list just email me your address my email is cottageprims@hotmail.com Warm Blessings!~Amy

30 comments:

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

This is a very sweet post. I enjoyed it very much. I'll be your friend!
Prim Blessings! Robin
P.S. I'm sending your pkg. out this morning!
Enjoy!

At Home With Amy said...

You sound like a very compassionate person Amy with lots of love in your heart. This post was very special. I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs, AMY

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Amy
Beautiful Post>>oh, yes we all need to slow down>>I love it all sitting on the porch to the gossip over the fence>>I think that is why I like blogging it takes me away~ to kind friends like you~ so many things in common~ but yes miles apart~
So touching!
enjoy your day~ Smile~ Big hug to you! "SQUEEZE"
Teresa

Robin said...

Hi Amy! Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway. It's so very, very, nice to meet you and visit your blog. I simply agree wholeheartedly with your post about the simple acts of kindness we can do each day. I absolutely love the idea and have toyed with it myself. I get so much more enjoyment out of creating for others than I do anything else. Please consider me as one of your friends and there are no expectations on my end that I will ever get anything other than your friendship in return.

Hugs,
Robin

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Hi Amy! It's so great to have a new friend! Your blog is so lovely and the content is so meaningful. I can tell you are a gentle soul and there needs to be a lot more people like you. I am just like some of the others here, just enjoy blogging for friendship sake. Love it!

Jaime

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

Hi Amy, what a wonderful post and wonderful idea. Life is too busy sometimes and I too long for how simple it used to be. I would love to be on your list of friends, what a wonderful gesture. I just love the friends I have made through blogging, meeting one yesterday was so special.
Have a great day!!
Blessings,
Lorna

Floss said...

Wow - how nice to meet you! Thanks for leaving a comment on my OWOH post - it really is a fantastic way to meet new people. I didn't actually know the word (abbreviation) 'prim' before but I can see or guess that it stands for American Primitive and I think it's wonderful!

Although my first love is European vintage, my mother began a small collection in your prim style when we lived in the US in the 1970s. So I find your photos both nostalgic and inspiring. Also, I think that the very polite and considerate life you describe is still considered very important here in France - I hope you find that encouraging.

soggibottom said...

Dear Amy, I thnk people at pressed times do revert to helping each other. Australian floods are a very good example. I do gossip over my garden fence, far too much and yet never ever know what is going on... :-) I am one of the lucky one's that do have thank you cards, the smaller, silly things mean so much more to me..
I have an overflowing mail box with little chats. I chat far too much, but like you my mail box is always open :-) x x x

A Primitive Homestead said...

Your post rings true. The smallest act of kindness matters. I always offer to help the elderly when shopping. Even if they dont need help they are always happy they were asked & it always puts a smile on there face. Most of all it makes me feel better knowing I helped them. There is so much unkindness in the world. I think even the littlest act of kindness could be the most some get. Blessings!

Primsue said...

Amy, you are so right - we do need to slow down and enjoy the sweet simplicity of life. It is amazing what a RAK can mean to someone. Beautiful post.

Blessings,
Sue

~Madalynne~ said...

I love this post Amy. We do so need to slow down a bit. Sometimes the little things mean so much.

One Heart said...

Hello Amy, what a delightful post. Simplicity has become one of my favorite words. I agree 100% with everything you wrote. I seem to be delighting in quiet and slowing down, in taking in the details, in kindness and so many opportunities we miss in the midst of our rush. For instance, have you ever considered the power of a smile? Smiling at a stressed cashier can lighten her load. It's sad that it's a rare thing nowadays but we can make a difference.

I look forward to visiting. I added you to my blogroll. I have made close friends through blogging and we send each other encouragement through email and regular mail too. Sometimes I feel closer to my blogging friends than those who live nearby. ;)

Blessings to you...and much love.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Kindness, it almost seems to be a forgotten word in the modern world doesn't it? Every one so busy, every one rushing about, every one trying to "get ahead" not realizing what they are leaving behind. I would love to embark on this journey of kindness with you Amy, I'll send you my email address. Thank you for reminding me to slow down and to stop and to be thankful for all I have and to embrace all those that I love. Deb

Linda M. said...

Hello Amy, It's nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Your post is wonderful. I love the Velveteen Rabbit too. I have a real connection to the skin horse. lol Have a wonderful time with the OWOH event. I'm one of your new followers. Linda

fairyrocks said...

Love your opening post. OWOH, pleased to meet you

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Hi Amy,
What a wonderful heart-felt post.
Yes, I need to remember to do thses things a little more.
Especially the Hubby hug after work.
I love my hubby with all my heart, but to be honest, a guess sometimes he gets pushed to the back of the line.
Never intentionally, but with kids, chores, work, every day stresses, etc....
He will come home and I am so busy doing this and that I barely even notice.
But this post has made it stick out in my mind.
This needs to be worked on.
So when he comes home, I will stop whatever I am doing (its not That Important!) and go and give him that hug and some attention!!!

I will email you my information.
If you dont mind, I would like to start random acts of kindness on my blog too.
Would you mind if in my next post, I mention that I got this idea from you and want to join in also?
I think it is a great idea to be able to send little gifts to my blogging friends. Especially ones that might have been having a hard time with this or that.
Or just that one who has been on my mind.

Thanks you for the wonderful idea.
And most of all thank you for once again reminding me what Is important!!
Hugs to you,
Tam

renee said...

Amy,
Great post! You are right, kindness DOES matter! Sometimes, life isn't that great, and I am sure this idea is a good one.
Thanks for being such a great friend, I am very happy to know you.
Blessings,
Renee

SharDon Exclusives said...

Thank you so very much for your sweet thoughts and prayers for my son and daughter. I can not say anything except that the Lord will bless you for your compassion toward strangers.
Sharon
p.s. Enjoy the ride on OWOH!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Aw, Amy,I will be your friend and I do so long for the days of my own youth. I t was so much easier back then. Thank you for a very sweet, much enlightening blog post.

★Linda★

Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

Hi Amy, so nice to meet you and read your blog! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

Jo-Ann
www.jdmstudios.blogspot.com

LauraO said...

Hi Amy, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I'm happy to have met you. I enjoyed reading your blog and your post was lovely. I'm following now so I can return later and visit again. Love your prims too! Hugs...

Laura
http://makeminelemonade.blogspot.com

Blissful Pumpkin said...

Hi Amy,
Thank you for visiting and commenting my blog.
What a lovely post.

Kyles =D

ByLightOfMoon said...

Hi,
Thanks for visiting my blog!
Kindness does MATTTER!
Your blog is beautiful!
Smiles, Cyndi
ByLightOfMoon@charter.net

michelle said...

Hi Amy, thankyou for visiting my blog and for it leading me here ! what a very uplifting post and so true everyone is deserving of a little kindness. I will become a follower so i can come back often and get to know you more.

hugs
michelle

http://socr8v.blogspot.com/

Villa-loredana said...

Nice to meet you, and this is an OWOH post. Loredana

Green Creek Primitives said...

Hi Amy, I just was on Tammy blog and saw your name, I have never been on your blog. I have just started my blog last fall. Since I started I have met so many nice people. They are just real down to earth people who are interested in you, they don't want anything in return. So many times things happen in our lives and we wonder where our so called friends are when we need them. You are right as regards the cell phone too. People can't get off of them. Thank you for your post it meant alot to me. Vicky

Holli~Where The Rooster Crows said...

What a great post. Im new to your blog so I wont add my name at least until you get to know me better!

Mindy/Raymond Homestead said...

What an awesome idea! I have put little notes in library books when I return them, and different things like that hoping to make someone's day a little brighter! I read about your idea over at Tammy's, A Primitive Place. You're so right, kindness does matter!

Mandy said...

thanks for popping by my blog for owoh....i have thoroughly enjoyed this trip, and honestly loved your post....i am one to get the top shelf items for others, give a person who needs a bit of change at the grocery shop if they are short, smile o a grumpy looking person, help push a car if someone needs a hand...i do all these thinga and boy doea it make me feel good...i mean...why not when both parties get helped...i try and teach my 6 children to be the same, and they are getting there i must say...when you hear your kids say to you...mum...you are so kind...well...its wonderful...i agree with what you say, as many people are like this, but not enough....i love yoyr post and the photos...thankyou...xxx

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

How sweet Amy....