Small Kindnesses is a book by Fiona Robyn which is free to download on kindle today as it is relaunched with its new name. Reading this same book when it was first published introduced me to Fiona’s blog, and her idea of writing “small stones”. Find out more at her website Writing Our Way Home.
As part of her blog splash we are all writing about small kindnesses. Kindness is such an important part of life, and many spiritual traditions. But sometimes we can overlook it, take it for granted, or even find it difficult to receive.
My contemplation of the small kindnesses I receive on a daily basis leads me to one special person in my life – one who is so faithful in his thoughtful and practical love.
They are just that –
And so might seem
Early morning tea, help with tyres,
Hoovering while I’m out, putting out the bins.
Cooking, shopping, washing up,
Clearing gutters, mowing lawns.
Holding me when work is tough,
Children small, and children grown,
Being there through thick and thin,
In times of health and not.
Warm daily expressions
Of faithful supportive love,
A thirty year accumulation
Which is the opposite of small…
Thank you, Steve.