I’m staying at my Mum and Dad’s house for a few months whilst I get on my feet. When I first moved back home at 29 my ego took a hit. I thought I would be further ahead than this by now. But it has been a special time for my Mum and I.
It has taught me a thing or two about kindness and love.
I have a habit of being impatient and head-strong…and nobody wears that more than those closest to us. However, more so now than any other time in our adult lives Mum and I do lovely things for one another. If I’m up before her, I pop a cup of tea on her bedside table for when she wakes. And tonight when I arrived home from work, she had turned my electric blanket on and put the oversized t-shirt I wear to bed inside the sheets to warm it up.
When we are busy, tired and grumpy it is easy to take each other for granted. All too often we treat love as though it is something that will run out. If we give it and give it there will be nothing left. But our ability to love is bottomless, endless and infinite. With just a few acts of kindness a day, we can nurture the people who mean everything to us – and when that love is given freely, it will come back ten-fold.
“It takes guts to be gentle and kind” – The Smiths.
Much love xx