Saturday, 20 February 2016

Random Acts of Kindness

During the months of February, with focus on Random Acts of Kindness, I may have become a bit more conscious of my Language of Love. It might be giving or being encouraging (Words of Affirmation or Acts of Service). That is, when based on my actions and ways of showing kindness in general.

Marriage counselor Gary Chapman has defined 5 languages of love being Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch. His theses is that when spouses became aware of one another languages of love, they can be more conscious in expressing love and affirmation in a way that speaks to his or hers spouse. These ways of affirmation can be applied to other relations as well - being therefore one way and one perspective (though not all inclusive) in ways to express affirmation.

If you're wondering, what your language of love might be, there is a fun little quiz on the subject, that comes up with a suggestion.

Above the editing process: Photo edited in Glace, Tangled FX, Clever Painter and the final layered photo with textures.

Well, what were my Random Acts of Kindness this week?
  • Baking sandwich rolls and giving them to my friend (a mother with the sweetest baby girl), so she could freeze the rolls and use them later making an easy lunch to herself.
  • After visiting the Art Exhibition, I did send a Thank you- e-mail to the artist with a photo I took of her (showing her beside her paintings) - It was lovely to have her tell us about her art and the process of painting.
Sometimes it can be hard to notice the opportunities for Random Acts of Kindness - at at these times it takes a conscious effort from one self to take action. 

But take heart - Julissa Arangue from Community Outreach, Shari's Berries, has a very practical solution: She has developed a Random Acts of Kindness Generator! The Random Acts of Kindness Generator gives you suggestions on how to make your family's friend's coworker's and even stranger's day better.
Click on the link above and be inspired by the kind acts, the generator will randomly suggest you!

Happiness is something that multiplies when it is divided.
Paulo Coelho 

Have a peaceful weekend,

sharing with
Random Acts of Kindness by Manu

 [Blogging every day in February - Day 20]

Photo: iPhone 5S - Glaze, Tangled FX, Clever  Painter & Image Blender iPhone photo applications
Textures: Simple 2 by Kim Klassen & Tableaux_CremeFaiche by FrenchKiss


  1. Nina thanks for this beautiful post.
    I'm going to do the quiz soon.
    Love your RAKs; i'm sure the ladies appreciated your rolls and the e-mail too.
    Have a nice afternoon

  2. Gorgeous images and edits Nina! Oh, I think I'll do some Random Acts of Kindness - surely that will lift my mood - thank you for the lovely idea!

  3. Nina, your watercolor is wonderful. You should definitely make it into a card. Concentrating on kindness both with loved ones and with strangers brings a circle of kindness back to us, I believe. I wish you much kindness this week, Nina.

  4. Great RAK and I am going to look at the RAK idea generator . . . :)

  5. Sweet Nina, your images always bring a smile to my face because they are so full of beauty and detail.

    May you have a blessed week. Love and hugs!

  6. What great ideas....your friend with the baby will enjoy those little meals from the freezer!


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