A Drop Of Kindness.

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My 11 year old daughter stopped me early this afternoon whilst shopping and asked me if she could give HER change to this elderly homeless man who looked quite sad, I explained that it was hers to give – I even gave her a bit more loose change. She smiled and ran up to him, handing over her change. She ran back to me, glowing and looking satisfied. I then looked to him in the distance and put up my hand to acknowledge him, also with a smile.

Walking home, she spoke of how powerful a smile can be. How he tranformed, smiling back at her and gratefully thanked her about ten times! Bless her cottons… I explained to her that she most probably made his day. She understood then, just how much my favourite saying means to me…

“Keep on smiling, for it is free and does wonders.”

It suits too. 😊

A drop of kindness goes a very long way but best of all, it does not hurt.

~ SJ (Sara Jae)

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In My Life…

Little do people know that I knocked on death’s door, three times in a year. That year was a life changing experience, not just for me but for my family and close friends also.

Hence why, this song is more than apt, for all those in my life because only I know, how it feels to love and cherish others that much more.

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~ SJ (Sara Jae)

You Ain’t Heavy…

Today, I was reminded of this song, which holds precious childhood memories. This song naturally means a lot to me, especially the hidden meaning behind it.

“Whatever the theme, “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” describes a stronger person, either emotionally or physically who uncomplainingly provides support for someone, may be a brother or maybe just a friend or even an acquaintance who is finding it more difficult to make the same journey. The singer’s only complaint is that not everyone is prepared to make the same compromises.”

“He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”

The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows when
But I’m strong
Strong enough to carry him
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

So on we go
His welfare is of my concern
No burden is he to bear
We’ll get there
For I know
He would not encumber me
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

If I’m laden at all
I’m laden with sadness
That everyone’s heart
Isn’t filled with the gladness
Of love for one another

It’s a long, long road
From which there is no return
While we’re on the way to there
Why not share
And the load
Doesn’t weigh me down at all
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

He’s my brother
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother…

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There is a reason for everything, even if it is not obvious to you or myself.Be kind and patient, always.

“Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced” ~ Soren Kirkegaard.

~ SJ (Sara Jae)

Like Mother, Like Daughter.

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I was watching the new Yorkshire Vet programme with my daughter. When the Narrator goes, “…. has a farm…. And on that farm they have a donkey….”

Daughter and I both look at one another, we simultaneously said “A-ee-i-o!”

Cue our laughter. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

She has been taught well?!

πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

~ SJ (Sara Jae)

Hello?

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Kids had a good laugh with this picture I found – they found it to be very true.
That I was ready, for when my sonΒ started to Skype his friend.
He said “Hello?”
And I said, “Can you hear me?
He could not talk for laughing. πŸ˜›

It has also reminded me that whenever I switch my hearing aids on, I always say “Hello?”

Someone out there, one day, is going to answer, “Is it me you’re looking for?!” πŸ˜›

~ SJ (Sara Jae)

Whoopsie!

My kids were bought a small pot each of “Whoopee Putty” by their Nana – a very simple thing which has given them the giggles. Thanks muchly Mother!

If only my children knew I once had a whoopee cushion… And that I played a trick on my father in law. Yes… You read that right, father in law.

Extremely brave, I know.

Their living room was full of siblings, aunts, cousins but not the father. So… We waited until the perfect moment, for his father to return and just before he sat down, the whoopee cushion was then discreetly positioned.

Phhhwwwwaaarrrrttttt!

He shot back up again in shock!

And oh my days…

The rest of us were howling with laughter and crying from the pains of laughing….

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One of my favourite memories indeed. ❀️

Laughter, is the best medicine….

~ SJ (Sara Jae)