Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Kindness of Others

Look up. That's right, there at that countdown clock. Do you see the number "5" in the month column? Yay! We have less than 6 months left in this thing. CAN. NOT. WAIT.  :)

This journey has been long. There have been times I have felt alone. Left out. Sad. Down. Depressed.

Times when I thought  no one understood what I was going through. Angry that everyone didn't have to go through my struggles, and angry that they got to go on with their lives while mine was at a terrible standstill.

During these times something usually bopped me over the head (God, I presume) and reminded me to count my blessings. Okay, I should use present tense here. WHEN these times come, because they still do.

When I stop to count my blessings I'm always awed by the kindness of people. We have been richly blessed by our friends, family, and church family, and I want to make sure they all know it! Big thanks to each and every one of you who has prayed for us, offered us words of encouragement, sent gifts to us or our girls, or done a world of other good.

Recently a wonderful lady we go to church with brought us a gift (pic below). It came out of the blue, and reminded me of the kindness of others. Once again, it made me want to do more to help people who are hurting.

What about you? I encourage you to do something nice for someone today :)



As an aside, we've signed up once again for St. Jude's Give thanks. Walk. If you would like to help sponsor our walk you can click the link at the top of the page!

14 comments:

  1. It is beautiful, Ruth! Thanks :)

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  2. I felt like you were writing right out of my head. Thank you for these post. I can not get my feeling into words and you do a great job letting people know what it is like to be a cancer mom. God bless

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    1. Hi Shawna! I'm glad you find the posts helpful. Originally that was why I started this blog. I want to help others who are going through pediatric cancer, or something else equally as terrible. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. That's beautiful and so thoughtful!

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  4. That is really lovely, Katie. Thanks for sharing this.

    Oh, and I've awarded you two blogger awards. :-)

    http://katrinadelallo.blogspot.com/2012/07/blog-awards.html

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  5. Thanks Cat, and great! Will take a look :)

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  6. Katie,

    What a meaningful, wonderful gift that I'm sure you will treasure forever. I will heed your words and try to do something nice for someone today.

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  7. Those are amazing gifts, Katie. Read a quote from Dalai Lama the other day saying he had no religion. His religion was/is Kindness. :) I'll be counting down the last 6 months with you guys!

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  8. Kindness is key :)Claudine. Glad to have you along for the ride!

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  9. What a beautiful gift! There's nothing like kindness to give us a lift. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for stopping by my blog today. Catherine Castle

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    1. Hi Catherine. Thanks for stopping by!

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