The KIND words of others are not to be underestimated. Studies have proven that a simple act of kindness cannot only make the recipient feel good but will impact YOU in a positive way too.
And the true BEAUTY of it is that it costs absolutely nothing, and anyone can do it!
– Mark Twain
When I found out that my dad was diagnosed as being terminally ill, all my friends were amazingly supportive.
But one particular act of kindness that I will always treasure was from a dear friend who rang me every single day to simply check how I was, and if there was anything she could do to make things a little easier for me (thank you to my dear friend Chrissy if you’re reading this!).
Although I was grateful at the time, it’s only looking back now that I can truly see how this ONE act of kindness got me through such a difficult time.
I am truly grateful to Chrissy and to ALL the incredible friends in my life.
It got me thinking about how I could thank the people in my life that help me through life’s ups and downs. Something a little different that money can’t buy. Something that will give a little bit of love each day to that person as a way of giving back!
So, I stumbled across this ‘Jar idea’ on the internet one day, and thought it was such a wonderful idea – and so EASY to make.
If you have someone special in your life that you’d like to thank, here’s how to spread the love…!
Take a stack of ‘Post-It’ notes (multi-coloured if you can find them!) and start by writing down happy memories of times spent together!
Sprinkle in reasons WHY this person is important to you, and the things that you admire them for.
Then tie the Post-It notes with nice string or ribbon and pop them into the jar.
Decorate the outside of your jar however you want – have FUN with it and let your creativity flow (you can even add pictures of the two of you)!
Gift the jar to someone special with the simple instructions of: ‘open one note each day’!
It’s the gift that keeps on giving throughout the entire week/month/year!
That’s all there is to it friends! A simple AND inexpensive gift idea, that it’s guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone’s face.
Plus, it’s a lot of FUN to do! 🙂
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