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Chaplain’s Corner

Never stop doing the little things for others. Sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts – anon

There’s something about the elegance and grace of swans that warms my heart and gives a sense of peace every time I see them. It’s that aura that somehow they always manage to project. A feeling of calm however rapidly their feet may be moving as they glide along so effortlessly.

They also usually mate for life and care for each other and will aggressively defend their young. All this apart from the way that their necks form a heart shape just seemed to fit so well with the above quote.

Think of the times when someone has done a small, unrequested, favour for you. Perhaps a bunch of flowers when you mentioned that you were feeling poorly? A text message out of the blue that let you know they were thinking about you? An unexpected invite for a coffee catch up that gave you both a few hours of joyful laughter and warmth?

What was the last small thing that you did for someone and how did they react?

I’m sure that it made their day. I know that it makes the world feel like a better place for me when it happens and it feels good to reconnect with friends off the cuff to have a chance to cement friendship. It’s also a really good way to make new friends. There is so much truth in the old saying ‘from little acorns, huge oak trees grow’. Those small acts of random kindness can lead to so many benefits.

It’s one of the reasons that the ‘be kind’ movement became so popular. The good vibes from doing or receiving those small acts of kindness definitely make a positive difference for all parties.
What little kindness can you do for someone today that may make their world a better place?

The smallest things really can occupy the biggest place in someone’s heart. Be the blessing that you would like someone to be and you will be amazed at how many blessings are received in return; often from the most unexpected quarters.

Have a great week and as always, if there is something playing on your mind that you would like to talk about, MitE chaplains are more than happy to listen

You can usually find one wandering around the duck pond and surrounding areas on Mondays and Wednesdays (on the days when the weather is dry enough for people to want to be outdoors for a while).

If, however, you don’t manage to catch up with one of us outside, as always you can contact us via email on info@mitechaplaincy.com where you can request a call-back, or you are very welcome to call me directly on my mobile: 07526 378529 either to chat or to arrange a time to meet.


We also have a range of resources on our web-site including some that are more specific to the Covid-19 outbreak and some that help in dealing with stress: https://mite.org.uk

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