Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Kindness Makes Things Better

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Hello everyone, thank you for stopping by for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. You all know that I am always thankful to each of you for joining us! Each and every Thursday we share the things for which we are most thankful and we always enjoy reading all of the things you are thankful for too. If you are new to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, thanks for hopping in, we really do get excited when new blogger pals join us!

Today, in the midst of all the turmoil, I’m most thankful for the kindness that many humans have been showing to others. I’m into kindness all of the time but I really am thankful to see lots of it going on. Sometimes you have to hunt to see the kindness since the TV humans like to explode the panic, shaken not stirred.

Anyways, here’s a few examples of some things we’ve seen. A blogger pal who lives in NYC offered to help seniors or those with health issues get their groceries, meds or other needs. She reached out to those in her vicinity to help fill their needs. You go girl! Then, two of Mom’s pals from her work days reached out to see if we needed anything (since our peeps are in that high risk age). We are fine but we sure do appreciate the thought. Then, on the small business front, one of the peeps favorite restaurants (all dine-in is not permitted in SC, only pick up or delivery) is now offering delivery. They won’t be using a delivery service, instead their wait staff will do the delivery. That way they get to keep their jobs and hopefully get some extra tips too.

There are examples of kindness everywhere, let’s keep it going everyone, the whole world needs it. What are you thankful for today? Tell us in the comments and then join us for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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44 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Kindness Makes Things Better

  1. Just Ducky

    Mum got a duplicate stair stepper thing. The guy delivered it to the naybor, mum told her to keep it. Thankfully she is healthy as is mum.

  2. Angie

    I wouldn’t wish this virus on the world for anything, but there may be a silver lining if it means we can put away our divisions for a while and get back to focusing on what really matters – each other! Today I am thankful that I live in the country, which means I can leave my back door and walk for miles while still complying with social distancing. The birds and animals are blissfully carrying on, and for that time I can pretend I am too.

  3. meowmeowmans

    Yes, we, too have seen some niceness amidst all the crazy stuff these days. Some folks here have been helping peoplein the high risk groups with shopping and errands and stuff.

  4. Timmy Tomcat

    Brian those are all things to be really thankful for. That restaurant has a super idea and we hope others try it out too. We have food and eat at home but Dad planned to order out the rest of the week to give support. Praying for all in need

  5. Teddy

    It’s a tough time for everyone but kindness goes a very long way to make people more relaxed and happy in times of stress doesn’t it Brian! We have neighbors who are checking on us to make sure we’re feeling well and see if we need anything. I’m taking good care of my Mom and Dad just like they take good care of me. We think it’s important to be KIND and HELPFUL to those who most especially may need a smile. Thanks for hosting a hop to celebrate being THANKFUL!

    Love, Teddy

  6. Memories of Eric and Flynn

    I too am thankful for the kindness of people. In these worrying times we have had offers of help from unexpected people.
    I just wish the hoarders would show some kindness too so I could get more of the items on my normal weekly shop.

  7. MadSnapper

    what a super idea to let the staff deliver the food.. all the restaurants should do this.. we are thankful for kindness also and happy to hear your stories of it.

  8. Katie Isabella

    Brian, I enjoyed these examples of kindness and as for you…I am your best fan I think. Love you bunches. Always have.

  9. Sandee

    So far we’ve seen lots of kindness here too. Things are way different, but kindness rules. I’ve been asking for more kindness in my Thankful Thursdays, and we’re getting it. I just didn’t wish for the virus.

    Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect thankful Thursday. Scritches to all the kitties and my best to your peeps. ♥

  10. Derry and Kim

    We, too, are grateful for the humans who are going out of their way to be kind and considerate and help in these difficult times in any way they can, small or large. You all be well and stay safe.

  11. Ellen Pilch

    It is nice to see people helping others. Thanks for hosting. Have a nice day and stay healthy. XO

  12. Purrseidon

    Meowser Brian dear furiend kindness is one of the bestest things. Our humans need lots of that plus purrs in this time because fear of the unknown is difficult.
    Thank you for hosting this blog hop.

  13. Catscue Catmom

    That is a lovely photo of you Brian, your expression is very kind. I was worried when people were hoarding and being selfish … remembering when 9/11 happened, people pulled together then, and in comparison to now, it seemed like kindness was a thing of the past. Now we are seeing the kindness and compassion in people, I am so relieved! We’ll get through this and come out better for it.

  14. da tabbies o trout towne

    we iz thanx full that at leest for de moe mint.. de food gurl still goez two her place
    oh employ….we due knot haz manee skillz.. if her job goez…. N we gotta find one !! 🙂

  15. Jan K

    Thanks for sharing those good things with us! With all the craziness and hoarding, it’s always nice to hear of the good things that go on. ♥

  16. Little Binky and Granny

    We’re all in the same boat together, Brian, so kindness is definetely something we need in this world right now, We’re Thankful to have a lot internet furriends around us that are very kind, like you💗Pawkisses for a Happy Thursday to all of you🐾😽💞

  17. Feline Opines

    We love to hear about kindness, especially the restaurant owner. Our Female Human owns a small business and these are very trying times. Stay safe, warm and healthy my furiends!
    Purrs & Head Bonks,

  18. Cathy Keisha

    Yes, it seems helpful humans are coming out of the woodwork lately. TW scored liquid gold in Clorox wipes from a neighbor. We don’t usually keep chemicals like that in the house. She’s had offers to help with shopping, etc. Her Next Door neighbors might argue but they are some good peeps. Love that restaurant idea.

  19. The OP Pack

    This truly is the time for kindness if there ever was a time. We have had some offers of help from neighbors too. Tough days, but love is all around.

    Woos, Lightning and Timber

  20. Jeanna

    I’m thankful for you and your family to keep in touch with, Brian. And yesterday I did just a little thing I couldn’t do a year ago or was afraid to try, get on (and off) my bike and actually go for a wee ride. It’s a pretty big step for me which I did in the semi quiet of a much more crowded than usual state park down the way.
    I was thankful the ranger reopened the office when he saw me and was very welcoming and friendly. I’m also thankful I got a sticker scraper kit which I haven’t managed to lose since last year and that stubborn state park sticker came off like a dream.
    I’m seeing some very friendly faces out there among, well you know, the others, which sometimes almost brings me to tears.

  21. Eastside Cats

    In our town, folks are creating games for children, by asking the community to put shamrocks or funny face pictures in their windows. The kids walk around, and count how many they’ve found! It’s a sort of passive involvement, which gets kids out of the house, using their numbers, and waving at neighbors!

  22. Mickeys Musings

    We believe the acts of kindness and helping one another is what will eventually win over this nasty virus.
    Stay home when possible and pat the cat{s}
    Purrs,Georgia and Julie

  23. Create With Joy

    I’m so glad to hear that you are well and that you are experiencing the kindness of others during this time of crisis! Today, a friend of ours from our small group Bible study checked in with us to see if we needed anything from Costco since we should not be out and about. She lives across town so that was incredibly kind of her to think of us! My husband spoke of the importance of us being “light in the world” whenever we are out and about. This message is more important than ever right now!

    Hugs and purrs to the kitties and a special thanks to Dad for keeping us all connected and focused on what’s right and positive in our lives! 🙂

  24. Anne Robinson

    Love the kind words and beautiful photo share. You are handling this so wonderfully. Thank you and Meow Meow Meow to the feline fur babies. HUGS HEALTH LOVE

  25. K Bear

    We are finding the same thing. I got sick with a bacterial infection, and all sorts of people reached out to help. Now that my antibiotics have kicked in, we have reached out to older people in our area, offering to pick things up at the grocery store or pharmacy for them. Also, we have a friend who had a kidney transplant a year ago – and we really hope to keep him at home by doing errands for him when we go to town (he is super high risk). But, for now, we and our friends are stocked up and just staying at home. No point in tempting fate. (Plus we have a blizzard going on outside – 18″ of snow so far).

    You all take good care of yourselves.

  26. messymimi

    Thank you for hosting, and for pointing out kindness when you see it. My work continues and is growing, as people want their homes cleaned especially now, so i am still trying to catch up on blogs, and not always able to comment.

  27. Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song

    There has been so much news about bad people during this crises its good to read about good ones.

  28. lisa

    It’s always heartwarming to me to see communities pull together during tragedies. We have restaurants making and delivering free sack lunches for the kids out of school who usually receive free or reduced priced lunches. Stores are opening early so the elderly can shop before everyone else. The awesome teachers who have put together resources for parents to help with homeschooling. Little acts of kindness that give light and life during difficult times. After a lot of preparation, we’re semi-isolating ourselves to limit exposure. Hopefully I’ll be able to get back to blogging! Take care and be well. X

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