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Sharing Warmth on a Rainy day…

So we have been a bit slack at updating our blog over the last two weeks but we have been slaving over our scarf making and getting to the stage where we could start handing out.

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After our appeal on the blog and Facebook a few wonderfully generous people donated enough money for us to make 40 scarves and sandwiches! It is so lovely to see the generosity of friends and family and to know we have so many people support.

So those of you in Cape Town today will know it is a super wintery, cold and wet day today so we decided it would be the perfect day to go out and spread some love and warmth. 

I bought two loaves of fresh bread, the bag of scarves we had completed so far and some freshly made soup that was still piping hot and went to fetch Cayden and his friend Lucy from school. 

On the way home we stopped where we saw people and handed them each a scarf, two pieces of bread and a cup of thick, warm, nutritious soup! It was such an amazing feeling to be able to give to people that really needed it and to meet some new, lovely and friendly people! 

We got to give food & a scarf to that sweet old man who has been standing at the robots near Cayden’s school for as long as I can remember, if you come from Cape Town once you see him you cant forget him, he has the most weird teeth and fulls the funniest faces and makes crazy noises to make the kids laugh. I have always thought he has such a genuine, kind look about him! We then met Markus along Imaam Haraan rd and then went on to the Spar to try and find some of the friends we usually take food and coffee to. They were unfortunately not there but we had the pleasure of meeting Thomas, Nicolas and the sweetest old lady called Frances who had the most beautifully lined face and happy smile (pics to follow!).

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Then lastly on our way home we stopped off opposite the Claremont police station and handing out our goodies to a group of 5 people who were huddled under a overhanging outside one of the shops. We had met the lady Charlotte before but not the rest of the guys she lives with. They were most appreciative and allowed us to take a pic of them. Charlotte was most excited when I said I would print her a copy and take it to her as she wanted to send it back to her family in Stellenbosch.

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All in all it was a most rewarding afternoon and we hope that the small kindness we have shown today will ripple out and continue to spread throughout Cape Town in this last few cold weeks of winter!

Never forget a kind act no matter how big or small never goes to waste! 

 

Sharing Kindness

Today Cayden and I got to help a guy in need (and hopefully restore a little of his faith in humanity) after he had been attacked and robbed of his few belongings. 

All it took was a few minutes of our time to really listen to him, a cup of coffee and sandwich to keep him going and the gift of a bucket so that he can try and continue to earn a little money washing cars. 

Grand gestures are not always necessary to change a persons life sometimes all they need is a kind word and a smile and who cannot spare some of those. 

Be the change you want to see in the world. 

‘No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted!’

Kindness in Knysna

So this morning we had the pleasure of going up to a township school in Knysna with Cayden’s Grandmother, Shelley.

Shelley runs a amazing feeding program for children in Knysna and the surrounding areas (http://www.epapfeeding.co.za/) and organised for us to go up to one of the schools where she distributes Epap.

We took along some biscuits to decorate and some toys to play with and had a fantastic morning playing with the children. 

Cayden helped them make racing cars and marie biscuit faces. We then headed outdoors and blew bubbles for the kids to chase and made puzzles.

It was such a wonderful morning watching the children play together. Most of the kids could only speak Xhosa and a couple of kids Afrikaans as well as Xhosa so communication was challenging but it is amazing how kids can really connect with each other even if they don’t speak the same language.

I left the school feeling so grateful for the opportunities and things that I so often take for granted and was truly amazed at how friendly, patient and well behaved the children at the school where. They made the biscuits and then had to wait about 45 minutes before they could eat them but none of them nagged or tried to sneak a bite at all they just patiently waited. They were so cheerful and thankful for the time and treats we had given them it is a good lesson for those of us who have so much but are still not ‘happy’ with what we have.

Sometimes the simplest pleasures in life are the most precious!

Check out our facebook page to see the rest of the pics – http://www.facebook.com/CaydensKindness