Friday, December 23, 2011

In The Spirit of Kindness: Hands

Offering your hands and a moments to another.

Good afternoon! I hope that you are enjoying a lovely Thursday so far. With just a few days before Christmas, everything seems to be coming together very well, with just a couple of large things to finish up with today (with some gift wrapping this evening of course) and some preparations tomorrow for our large family dinner on Saturday. How is everything coming along for you?






For today's thought and act of kindness, I would love to consider the elderly in our society. Whether they are your neighbours, and you might like to offer a helping hand with bringing in their groceries or helping with Christmas decorating... or while you are shopping, giving an elderly couple a hand with bringing parcels and bags to their vehicles... or just holding a door open for an elderly lady or gentleman while exiting the shop. These are small things, just a helping hand and a moment or two of our time, but we must remember that the elderly need our consideration and care—they do not have the strength that we do—and it's a lovely gesture to give back...

Plus, when you have a few minutes to escape from the craziness of your to-do list and errands, (no doubt) visit {this is glamorous} to read this week's dreamy and magical {take me away} post—I will give you a little hint: think romantic travel of a bygone era.

Images (scanned): Coté Sud Déc—Jan '02/'03 by Jean-Marc Palisse

16 comments:

  1. Hello, Yes, the elderly...I know Sarah, great post.

    Your post on TIG is breathtaking beautiful! (again), and I like to travel by train.

    Have a good day/evening,
    Audrey

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  2. I love these warm hues Sarah. Doing good deeds to help others is such a lovely way to spread the holiday spirit at this time of year. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas xx

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  3. Such a considerate thing to do - helping the elderly. I think we forget that we're all going to be there one day!
    Have a fab day Sarah.
    Helenx am off to read your tig post.

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  4. OMG, Sarah!
    The pictures are fabulous, beautiful Christmas post.
    Now, I agree with you, we must help the elderly, this is the real holiday spirit.
    Wish you a breast Christmas and a blessed New Year.
    Tereza

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  5. Dear Sarah, thank you for these thoughtful and truly wonderful posts you've been sharing throughout December. I wish you a very merry Christmas filled with joy, love and special moments with your loved ones! xo
    Ada

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  6. Just recently someone said to me, "we must bring up our children well, with respect - we must take care of them...because they will be the ones who have to take care of us." wise words indeed and goes right along with what you are saying...the next generation needs to respect the one before them. Wonderful 'in the spirit of kindness' series. Very heartwarming

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  7. Another beautiful thought, lesson, if you will, from you. Thank You.

    We are busy cleaning and cooking today in preparation of our Traditional Family Christmas Eve Party/Dinner/Gift-giving. It's a pretty extensive menu so we really need to get going on it now and then finish tomorrow afternoon. I posted it on FB if you are interested. I'll probably put it on my Blog, too.

    May Peace and Love be with you and yours.

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  8. Audrey: Thank you! Roséline and I really enjoyed putting this week's {take me away} post together :)
    x

    Thank you all for your lovely wishes yesterday and today... a little more last-minute inspiration is coming soon!

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  9. Hello doll. Hope you are enjoying the festivities of the season. Wish you and your loved ones the joyest of Christmas and a fabulous new year. xoxo

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  10. That first image is absolutely gorgeous!! Loving these Christmas posts!! X

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  11. Stylish we already know that you are, Ms. Sarah. But you also have a good heart.

    I am signing off for the year. Thank you for your endless inspiration and your friendship. You are special.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    Love, Mon

    P.S We are coming to Vancouver in Jan. Be prepared!

    P.S 2 How is all that wrapping going?

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  12. Dear Sarah,

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

    You have brought so much inspiration and thought through your posts this year. I love it here!

    Warm hugs from Sweden.

    x Charlotta

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  13. Dear Sarah...another beautiful post from a beautiful girl...Merry Christmas. XO, Mona

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  14. I love all of these things, but that giraffe print is hilarious! I’ve been on the lookout for some prints to spice up my apartment! Happy

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  15. What a beautiful post. Completely agree with the idea to help the elderly... We just posted about an amazing charity that helps the elderly in need called the Twilight Wish foundation:

    http://www.ladylux.com/style/site/article/twilight-wish-grants-wishes-of-elderly/

    Thank you for the beautiful posts, photographs, and inspiring words.

    Warm wishes and happy holidays from all of us at LadyLUX. XO

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  16. Thank you for all of the wishes—I hope that you had a very Merry Christmas!

    Monika: I cannot WAIT to see you!

    Devin: Thank you, though I am not certain of which giraffe print you mentioned?

    LadyLUX: Hope you had a Merry Christmas! I will definitely stop by your blog to read about this charity. x

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