Saturday, February 18, 2017

Being Kind







Yesterday I gave a girl a ride on my way to the hairdresser. She had missed the bus. It made me feel really good inside that I could give her a ride. That with my help she didn't come late into work as a veterinarian assistant. I was being kind.

When the sun comes out, like today, the cats are jumping around outside. I see them explore the fields outside my window. How they spy on each other, attack some poor field mouse under an apple tree... But Charlie mostly sun baths in the sun. Spreading his limbs all over and soaks it all in. He is being kind to himself. That inspires me.

I took out my bicycle for the first time the other day. Went out for a spin with spring fever in my body.  Inspiring beats in my ear phones. It was hard work. I'm so out of shape... Well oh well. I did it and it felt good, although my muscles are still aching from the exercise. I was being kind to myself. I should just do it more often and it won't be so hard...

I've done my last changes on Isak's Blanket pattern and hopefully I will have the pattern up in my Etsy and Ravelry shop after the weekend, if not sooner. I hope you will enjoy it. It is the kind of pattern I will make over and over again and never get bored of. Quick, simple but with a twist. Perfect for playing with colors and stripes... And what is not to love about stripes. I think stripes are my absolutely favorite and my best. I think crocheting stripes is a good example of being kind to yourself. Because it makes you feel good. Don't you agree?

We've had some nice sunrises lately, some sunny afternoons. I dried my laundry outside, forgot about it and then one day the rain came and I cursed in silence that I had forgotten to take it all in... Well oh well, I guess it will hang for another day or two. No major damaged done. I was being kind to the laundry just letting it be... I guess... Or being kind to the weather for accepting it as it is. With flaws and all... Or being kind to myself for not beating myself up about the fact that I simply didn't do my chore on time... The laundry is still clean, and eventually dry... just a bit delayed for the drawers...

February break has started. I think my kids are on computers... I'm not sure. I haven't seen them in a while. I've been to busy blogging and pattern writing. I'm letting them be. Being kind to them. Not nagging about getting off their screens. It is vacation after all. Although getting them out in the sun for a bit wouldn't hurt.

I had a Happy Valentine's Special Offer, selling my patterns with a 50% discount to spread some love. Thank you all for being so kind and enjoying my Special Offer. We killed two birds with one stone there; me being kind to you and you being kind to me. That is excellent! Although killing birds are not so kind... Let me rephrase that... Hmmm.... We fed two birds with one seed? :)

I think I'll have a coffee, sit down in the sun outside and just soak in the Vitamin D. Being kind to myself one more time before we have to clean up, turn off, pack up and get ready for the mountains. Have you been kind today? To someone? To yourself? We should all be more kind in this crazy world of... Well, I'm not even gonna go there... I'm going to shut my mouth and just be kind. That is what I'll do. Have a kind Saturday my lovelies. I'm done rambling for today.



Kärlek
Annette


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5 comments :

  1. I love this and I could not agree more. I've spent the last week at home recovering from surgery that was hard but also an act of kindness to myself. All week, I've been sitting and crocheting and drinking tea and just relishing in relaxation and creativity, nourishing myself, and it has been wonderful. Thanks for this ramble...perfectly timed...and I am excited to see your new pattern.

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  2. Recovering from the most terrible flu, I say to you....enjoy your kind weekend
    You made me smile.
    Manon

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  3. Lovely post. I have been kind to myself with a little reading time today, and taking the children where they wanted to go. A little kindness is a very good thing. CJ xx

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  4. Yes, we all need a little kindness, more often I say! Have a great weekend, you always inspire.x

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  5. Am just catching up on your lovely blog! This is a lovely post. I spent my children's childhood telling them, and trying to show them, that being kind is the most important thing, and I have two very kind adults! But it is so lovely to be reminded to be kind to ourselves too, that's the bit we often forget! Thankyouxxxx PennyL in Dorset UK

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Kärlek
Annette

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