There have been times in many of our lives where we have endured a struggle or two. In the moment, it feels like the whole world is crashing down on you, the walls are caving in and you may feel like you will never dig yourself out.
I’ve been there, we’ve all been there.
I have received, when I couldn’t give, and I have placed my open hands out waiting for someone to hold them.
Maybe my struggles were different from yours and yours from mine, but at the end of the day I believe these struggles are there to only make us stronger when we can finally see the lights reflection.
Whether it be a friend or a complete stranger during these difficult times in your life, there is an angel waiting to “hold your hand“. There is a silver lining to your story and a piece of HOPE to hold on too.
Bringing Magic On Christmas Morning
Today, our family has been blessed with the opportunity to be the stranger waiting to “hold your hand” when you need it most. This year, marks our second Kindness Mountain for families in Kawartha Lakes.
With inspiration from Jody from MommyMoments.ca I was inspired to use my blog and start a Kindness Mountain for charities and families in Kawartha Lakes. By pulling from within and asking my communities to give me a hand, we are excited to share with you, this year’s Kindness Mountain!
A huge thank you goes out to the following PR companies and Brands who not only answered my reply with a yes, but went above and beyond with their donations to our already growing Kindness Mountain:
Leah from Maplelea | Carli from Charming Media | Jordan from High View Communications | Hannah from Seer Interactive | Michelle from Brill Communications | Jamie from Paradigm PR | Laura from Swerve Pr | Christina from Zak Communications
Thank you goes out to the following brands for going above and beyond this time of year:
Maplelea Dolls | Eos | Xyla | CND Vinylux | Revlon Canada | America Crew | Staples for the Crayola donations | Cloud B | Escents | Vtech Canada | Lalaloopsy | Scrub Daddy | Dr. Teal’s | Lypsyl | Playtex | Schick Hydro | Schick Intuition | O.B |
You all offered up some great additions to our Kindness Mountain this season. Because of all of you on Christmas morning a child will wake up and believe in the magic of the season and parents will rest their head with HOPE!
This morning was drop off day, we divided the Kindness Mountain into 4 drop off points throughout Kawartha Lakes. On the way to take the kids to school one said to me “We should keep doing this every year and make people happy.” I am pretty sure we will continue to do what we can as a family, to keep on giving back.
Not only does it feel right to do this and continue to find ways to help, it also feeds our souls and that my friends, is a feeling I cannot explain.
Here are a few of my favorite Quotes on Kindness:
“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” ~ Scott Adams
“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” ~ Anthony Robbins
“If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you’ll end up not doing nothing for nobody.” ~ Malcom Bane
How are you sharing kindness in your community this season?
Thank you for reading In R Dream!