15 February 2021

This month, we’re shining the spotlight on kindness, at a time when it’s needed more than ever. We heard about Emmie and her 4-year-old daughter, Lola, who started drawing obstacle courses using chalk during the first lockdown. Initially, it was just for themselves but little Lola enjoyed it so much, she wanted to draw for other people too.

I told my daughter that some of the children in the community would love it as it was a tough time with lots of change. Lola suggested that we write nice things too to make people smile and brighten their day.

Each piece of writing and drawing was Lola’s idea and I helped her write the words as she’s only four! She loves to make people happy and when we walked around our community she said, ‘I've got a great one Mummy, this will really make someone happy’.

A few days ago, I saw someone post in a community group saying thank you for the drawing and I was so excited, I had to tell my daughter straight away. She immediately smiled and said, ‘Who, Mummy, who? Show me!’ She was so excited that what we did was noticed and super happy the drawing didn’t get washed away by any rain or snow!

The world is in such a tough place right now and we constantly write ‘stay safe’ on the window and draw pictures for people to see (currently it's just a big picture of our family). We also drew a huge heart and smiley face in the park by the school carpark for the NHS.

A big thank you to Emmie and Lola! Why not spread a little kindness by downloading and sharing our virtual e-cards with people you know, it’ll make their day.

We are big believers of paying it forward and random acts of kindness. So anything that may help make someone's day a little better makes us happy.