Mummy Confession: I have bad days. Bad weeks even. I often get discouraged.
As a parent and a human being, I am subject to doubting my worth, questioning my purpose, and flooding my mind with useless and negative thoughts. A kind word, or word of encouragement can make so much of a difference in the way I go about my day.
Being surrounded by little people and limited adult interaction all day long can be so draining! I wanted to create an initiative, if you will, to help others: Other mums, other parents, and other carers out there. Call it a movement if you will. I would love to see this go far and help someone who needs just that little bit of care to help them through their day!
Here’s how you can participate:
A short note with some encouraging words. I have included a few downloadable cards for you to use if you wish, just to give encouragement to others.
*Please let me know if it isn’t working*
Get the First Set of Cards here and the Second Set here
(totally free and print as many as you like! Or click the cards you prefer below.)
See that mum in the grocery store with the tantruming toddler? Her.
That dad with four in tow looking like he’s got it all together? Him.
The grandparents, carers, and parents that could always use a bit of TLC. Them.
Feel free to write a message on them, or just give them (if they’re written already). I’ve even created a few if you should buy a coffee for that exhausted looking mum with three kids in tow, or a meal for someone just because. Let’s spread the encouragement and get back that sense of community. Feel free to tag #RAOKencourage so we can see the encouragement and how it might have had an impact on someone’s day! (RAOK= Random Acts Of Kindness) Speak an encouraging word, or offer a smile.
I can’t say how much I’ve appreciated people taking the time to stop and speak kind words, and I enjoy doing the same when it looks like someone may need them, too.
17 thoughts on “Encouragement: Random Acts of Kindness Should Be a Thing”
Honestly, of all of the ‘gifts’ i’ve been given over the years, just hearing someone tell me that I’m doing a good job is BY FAR the best gift to be given.
This is such a good idea. How often have we been one of the moms with a toddler having a meltdown and that other mom gives you that look like it’s ok. Makes the entire situation better. Love this!
Probably a LOT of people could use those encouragements!
Thank you for creating these encouragement cards! Some days in motherhood we need all the encouragement we can get!
As I spent about two hours yesterday convincing my Mrs. she was doing exactly that, a good job in a hard situ with littles, this is bloody brilliant! Thank you mama! I am going to do this for her! M’wah! #triumphanttales
I love it!! We all need encouragement!! Your doing awesome as well!!
What a wonderful idea! We need more of this in the world 🙂
I love this idea and I love that you’re spreading positivity. I bought the customers coffee at the coffee shop yesterday morning just because. Paying it forward and staying positive helps when we have those rough days!
I just love this idea. I can’t wait to do this with my daughter!
What a sweet idea! I know of many mommies who would love something like this, probably including my own! 🙂 Everyone needs a reminder every now and again that they’re appreciated, and this is a simple and sweet way to do it.
Oh my goodness this is such an awesome and inspiring idea!! I have some really hard days as a mom and wife and some encouragement during those times would really be beneficial. Especially if it is encouragement that is unexpected!
This is such a wonderful idea, and SO important. Thank you for making this such an easy task with your cards, too. I love it!
This is such a great idea! We can all use encouragement – especially mamas who feel isolated and just need an outlet and to know they are doing a great job.
Love this!! A few kinds words definitely go a long way. These cards are great ways to for others to carry your kind words with them.
Love the graphics! Super cute and I love the positive vibes! ?
YES LOVELY!!! I am all over this!!! Your link didn’t work unfortunately, but I always have pen and paper on me (typical blogger and mum aye?) so I might have to do this, though I am sure that in my town I’ll get some odd looks hahaha!
Thank you so much for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTale. I hope to see you back next week.
Ive tried to get it working, so fingers crossed it is now! I put a few of the cards as photos here, so you can even copy and paste those! Thanks mama! Anyone can use encouragement!