Thursday, 28 March 2013

Heartfelt Acts March


This months Heartfelt Acts were:

1.  Thank your police or fire department
2.  Leave 5 random notes of love or affirmation in different public places.

First I set about doing the random notes. It was actually really hard to think of some words of encouragement or meaning but in the end I wrote a couple of those, 2 'love' notes to 2 members of my family and I wrote lots of little notes for my Husband.

1. I've been a sufferer of social anxiety for many years. It's now something that I can more often than not control. I saw an excellent therapist at my local doctors surgery but what really helped me was a book from my local library. It's not a book that gets checked out often, but I hope when it is checked out the reader will like their little note.


2. My husband and I went for a meal with Little A whilst Midge was in school. It occurred to me that while no one was around I could place a little sticky note somewhere but where? The menus caught my eye so I stuck the note on and placed another menu in front so it would be a surprise for the next person to come to our table.


3. I placed an 'I love you' note in Midge's lunchbox so she wouldn't miss me so much when I went away on my climbing trip for Comic Relief. I really missed them but then Husband sent me this photo to my phone and I felt so much better.


 4. I went to my parent's house on Sunday and went to see their cat who sleeps on my sisters bed. She's away at university at the moment so now and then I find I miss her and would love a face to face chat. I looked about her room and noticed a huge board she'd crafted to keep hold of her important notes and cards. I didn't have my notes on me so ripped a piece of envelope, wrote a 'love' note and placed it on her board. I hope she likes it.


5. My final note (or rather notes) are for my Husband. He's a bit of a joker, a bit of a lad and sometimes so lazy it drives me insane but he's supportive,loving and forgiving which far out weigh his more negative traits!


The next thing we did was to buy an Easter card for our local police station. Midge drew a lovely picture with 'Thank-you for keeping us safe!' written on. Although we've never needed them personally, we have called them to report crimes in our local community and when ever they have knocked on our door to ask if we've seen or heard anything about a situation they are always friendly. The other thing I really like about our local police is how often they wave and smile at the children as we walk about town.

Thank-you drawing for our police officers

Finally, the task I promised I would complete this month was to help a local charity. Midge and I went to our local store where we stocked up on food items for our local food bank. It feels good to help those with less than ourselves.

Midge really enjoyed this task and proudly posed for photos
Helping to unload the food into the Food Bank box
For April, the tasks are:
1.  Forgive Someone. 
2.  Send a care package (ex.  military, friend or family member in college, for any friend just because).

I'm going to take this task as forgiving someone that has hurt me before. Not just forgiving my daughter for spilling my milk on my coursework for example. Those little things are easy to forgive. I send packages out every month but for April I will think really hard. 
Linking up with Emmy Mom.

CupcakeMumma



19 comments:

  1. what a fab idea, id love to be a fly on the wall when someone finds and reads the notes, would really brighten there i bet :) x

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  2. So inspiring well done you, I would live to find one of those little notes somewhere!! x

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  3. AW I am so proud of you for your sweet notes you left!! I bet the people who find them on the menu or the book will really love it!! So sweet. I also love that you helped a charity with food! Way to go!! I am thankful you are linking up with us and helping spread good! :)

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    1. Thanks Janette! I love this link it's amazing thank you so much :) x

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  4. Heyy Issy.
    I love your sticky note idea, how sweet. & also I noticed the Weatherspoons menu haha, maybe I go there a little too much to notice that...
    Your little girl is adorable.
    Hope you're well & i love your blog.
    Vicki xx

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    1. Heya, appears to be a mix up! This is my lovely big sisters blog :) My blog is missisgoode@blogspot.co.uk :)
      But the little girl is my niece and she is very adorable!
      Sorry about the confusion!
      xx

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    2. I was so confused about this, i don't know what happened haha. But i love both your blogs so all is good :)
      Vicki xx

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  5. Can't believe I missed this post but so very glad that I found it now.
    BEAUTIFUL.
    And never heard of the linky but will look into it.
    As for April I have a few candidates for the forgiveness hhhhhhmmmm - my favourite would be my cousin. Let's see.
    Liska xxxxx
    @NewMumOnline xx

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and commenting (again) Liska it means so much to me. I'm sure I have a few to forgive but that's real pain ! xxx

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  6. This post brought tears to my overly emotional eyes. What a simple (me and simplicity again!) and wonderful thing to do and brighten up someone's day xx

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  7. This is such a lovely idea - to do a couple of things each month. How is it making you feel? It must give you such a warm glow. :)

    I love the idea of thanking our police/fire/etc...

    This is very inspirational, Hannah, what a wonderful person you are xx

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    1. It makes feel so good. I really feel that i'm making people realise there is good in this world you know? Thanks for commenting xx

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  8. Yea!! Sorry I am finally just reading this now-- so so inspiring! Love that you did the notes. I really planned on it but just never got to it it, reading your post makes me really wish I did. Love the heart tree you did for your husband.

    Thanks so much for joining in.

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    1. You could always do it next month maybe? I love joining in thanks for finding me! x

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