Marking my son’s maths test this morning, I found myself assuring him, “It’s good for us to get things wrong sometimes.” As I encouraged him, I asked myself whether I really believed what I had just said. Do I live like I believe it’s OK to make mistakes? When we […]

Embrace your mistakes – they are an opportunity to grow

One of our children had a bad experience this week – another child at school had been very unkind to them.  The teacher dealing with it mentioned to our child that the person who had upset them was going through a difficult time at the moment. The teacher wasn’t excusing […]

#thoughtfulthursday 28: Give people the benefit of the doubt

I love Hugs! Safe, secure, warm, friendly hugs! When I was a little girl I remember asking my mum for hugs to fill up my ‘love bucket’. Somehow, I felt more confident and at peace with the world when I had a long, warm hug from someone I trusted. Dr […]

#thoughtfulthursday 23: Hug with Heart

  Well it’s only the second session of this kindness series and already it is challenging in places that don’t feel comfortable. Everything in us as humans wants to repay unkindness with unkindness! So, what happens if we turn this on it’s head and repay unkindness with kindness? Jaime Thurston […]

#thoughtfulthursday 2: Be Kind to unkind people

Rummaging through the sales in a book shop yesterday a little book caught my eye: ‘Kindness, the little thing that matters most’ by Jaime Thurston (Founder of 52 Lives). She was moved by compassion to help someone in need and got her friends and family to help. This triggered the […]

#thoughtfulthursday 1: Give kind comments