18/05/2016

Act Of Kindness

The power of acts of kindness and their influence on moods was a subject of a long conversation with my friend. It is such a positive interaction yet so underestimated in my opinion. Expressing appreciation in a meaningful way is not always the easiest. However, I absolutely adore acts of appreciations; big or small. Especially when I feel slightly tired, not myself, or driven crazy with literature review for my dissertation. Last few months for me were rather chaotic, hectic and stressful. I am not sure if I always had a chance to express my thankfulness for everything that my friends and family had the chance to do for me and their support was incredible but I noticed each single act of kindheartedness they had done.

Every little act of kindness makes me feel a fuzzy, warm feeling inside when someone does something without wanting anything in return. Their actions did make my days brighter, better and sunnier and since we do not get much sun in Aberdeen… Their empathy acts were not only making me feel better but also created a space for me to step back and take a few seconds to feel grateful that I am surrounded with such a loving, compassionate people.

What gives me this fuzzy warm feeling?


Asking me if I want breakfast in the morning. Even if I do not want any it is still extremely nice that someone thought about me. Nothing can be better than breakfast already ready to eat before the gym. It is such a treat to have someone, who is happy enough to make breakfast for two every day.

Clean kitchen tops and glass table without me asking for it. Did I mention that I live in a studio flat? If something is dirty, I have one option not to see it. Turn away and face the wall or sit in the bathroom. As you can imagine my inner cleaning animal just cannot not notice mess. Never again, black glass table! You can see every little piece of dust, not mentioning finger prints. Plus my arms are freezing when I write.  


Morning tea or coffee ready for me before I even wake up. You probably do not know this but I am slightly OCD with my tea. In the mornings, I like a particular brand, with real honey, and a slice of lemon. Sounds easy to make? Yes, it is but for someone who does not drink tea at all it can be a bit of a hassle. Especially, when unaware of the order: water and tea bag first, leave for minute or two, and add honey and lemon last.


My gym clothes ready for me the on bed so I can avoid, for as long as I can, walking into my freezing wardrobe. Note to self: wardrobe without heating is not a great idea.

When someone makes sure that I am warm and lets me be a human blanket or duvet burrito.

My mum bringing me one of my favourite soups so I don’t have to make dinner later. Best mum ever. Did you try cucumber soup? Is delicious!

What are your favourite acts of kindness? 
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  1. I love this post idea, especially because I feel too the need to be grateful most of the time for the things others (or just life!) do for me - I think it is a healthy mentality to start with. I feel you with the tea!
    Margaux ∙ www.bonjourwhite.com

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    1. How do you like your tea then? ;) Any special requests? Love, Iga x

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  2. Making your breakfast & laying out your clothes so you don't have to walk in to a freezing wardrobe are lovely things to do, you have a keeper there! :)

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    1. Hahahaha no doubts about it! Improvement with tea making skill convinced me totally. ;)

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  3. Lovely post! Just followed your social medias too x

    www.bisoushollyolivia.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I am definitely going to check your social media too! x

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  4. Such a lovely post, it instantly made me feel better! :)
    Yes to morning tea, it's one of my favourite rituals in a day.

    xx, Matea
    www.smilesnapsparkle.com

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    1. How do you like your tea Matea? Iga x

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  5. Such a lovely post :) My favourite act of kindness is my mum bringing me a cup of tea in the morning, or when she makes bacon sandwiches for breakfast. Little things mean a lot x

    alicered.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! That's so kind of you! Bacon sandwiches can definitely help with starting day on a good note! Iga x

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  6. I agree! I think looking into what makes us happy and appreciative is really underrated. It's more common to complain and moan (especially online), but I hop with the changing season we will all be kinder to one another and therefore happier!
    I love spontaneously filling our house with fresh flowers, going on walks without my phone and achieving a goal at the gym!

    Joelle
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    FebruaryGirl.

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    1. Talking about spontaneous bouquets! I love to treat myself to one sometimes. I am always surprised when girls say they never would buy one for themselves. Why not? Iga x

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  7. Such a lovely post. It always great to appreciate the little acts of kindness people do and it's so sweet little things that can bring us so much joy. I love sending letters and cards to people and once I am super excited to do a calligraphy course which I can then use for my letter and cards.Do let me know if you ever want me to send you one - I love doing it! I always try and do other things for other people and do at least one random act of kindness for a stranger every month. Nital xx

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    1. I would love to do a calligraphy course! Also sending letters is so romantic, personal and intimate. I used to have a friends all over the world and receive a few letters weekly. I wish I could get back to that. Love Iga x

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