I have a wonderful friend who is a true and honest person and also a busy working mum. I notice when we picked the kids up from school the other day that she looked really tired. Seeing this inspired me to want to help her out a bit. So the next day I cooked up a quick and easy pasta dish (enough for the family dinner). When we picked up the kids the next day I gave it to her and told her to have the night off. The look on her face was more than worth the bit of effort that I put into making it. She told me that it was the nicest thing that anyone had done for her. It doesn’t take much to make your friend’s day and give her a break. Doing this made me feel so happy to have her in my life. So maybe you can try this for your friends to give them a break :-)

Posted by Dee, 22nd October 2015

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  • What a lovely thought!


  • What a wonderful friend you are! You notice something is wrong with a friend an you immediately step up to help out. The works needs more friends like you


  • good friends dont come along often, its a nice thing you did for her..


  • A friend has done this a few times hen I’ve been unwell – it helps so much.


  • I can’t wait until I have the time and energy to be in a place to do things like this. I love hearing of the generosity es of life and really hope that I can show my kids great examples of ‘giving in grace’ (expecting nothing in return) as they grow.


  • I was really inspired by this story and how selfless giving people are
    Still around and humanity is still well and truly alive. With this treadmill lifestyle we live, we so often don’t see these acts of kindness anymore. I actually thought about this story long after I read it. I was in the same position of feeling exhausted as your friend only a couple of weeks ago. Yesterday I noticed a lady was upset, crying and not in a very good state in herself. All I did was offer the lady a glass of water, tell her it was ok and offer a couple of kind words and some tissues, as I could tell she probably just needed some alone time to regroup, and left it be. That lady later came back and gave myself and one of the people I work with 3 or 4 boxes of Krispy creme donuts and multiple coffee vouchers. She was over the moon that we would accept the gifts, as she said lots of places had become too politically correct and would not accept gifts. To me the non acceptance of such a gesture would have been a slap in the face to this lady. My parting words to her were “You have made my day,” to someone going through things, knowing that they have made someone else’s
    day can bolster their confidence, self worth and mean the world to them, and besides it had made my day knowing that just a small act meant so much to someone else. The other person and I offered to share the coffee vouchers around, but everyone said they didn’t drink coffee from the particular place. Today I’m going to honour that lady’s feelings of acceptance and gratitude and order myself multiple coffees (as I do love my coffee), and if I see people who look like they need a coffee I will get them one too! You made me think Dee, and I thought about your story yesterday when this happened. I didn’t want anything in return, but I’m reminded of how much things we do can mean to another person.

    • I am so glad that I inspired someone else Heidi. I enjoy helping out others and I don’t expect anything in return because the looks on people’s face are totally worth it. I live in a beautiful country town in Far North Qld and a lot of us here support and help each other out. I like to do small things for people as some times these are the things that are forgotten in people’s busy lives. It was lovely that you helped out some yourself. It makes me feel that there is some more thoughtful people out there. I like to think that if I need help some one will be there for me in return one day. :-)

      • That’s wonderful Dee, I was also heartened to see that there are others out there who like helping people. I’m also envious you live in Far North Queensland lol, it is my home away from home, and I’ve spent a fair bit of time there, as my father lives right up the top there. The community spirit is well and truly alive in a lot of areas, especially the remote ones in Far North Queensland, where people sometimes are further away from a shop etc. I know for example where my father lives, that people with give each other things from their gardens and so on.

      • yes your kindness made her day too! no doubt! it can be these simple acts of kindness that stick with us


  • You are an awesome friend. She is lucky to have you.

    • I am so lucky to have her in my life as she is such a true and honest person who lights up my day. :-)


  • That is beautiful. What a wonderful person you are

    • I’m just returning the favour to my friend as she makes me laugh and we like to lift each other up. :-)


  • I enjoy baking and giving family and friends food treats to surprise them and it really does lift moods! A plate or tin of baked goodies always does the trick and the bonus is a cuppa, sweet treat and chat.

    • It’s true look after the simple things in life and it helps with the bigger picture. :-)


  • You are an angel. I wish there were more people like you in the world, that realise the struggles that others go through and out of the kindness of their hearts want to help. Fatigue, and having to just plough through is the worst kind of torture. I know how much this would mean to me if someone did this for me. No matter what happens, always be that wonderful giving person. Lots of people would wish for friends like you.


  • A kind and thoughtful way to make your friend happy and lighten her load. Being kind and thoughtful to each other is always a good feeling and makes everyone’s day better.

    • It does and it make me so happy to help and see the smile on my friends’ faces. So worth the effort. :-)


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