Thursday, 3 November 2011

Spreading A Little Love

But not necessarily in the way you would automatically assume.

A while ago I came across a post over at Beki's that really got me thinking.  It is about peoples reactions to anonymous kind gestures, I guess another way of looking at it and one that crossed my mind initially is acts of kindness just not just the usual politeness or offering up a seat etc.  It was more leaving a letter for a stranger somewhere.  You really have to read the post to get exactly where I am coming from.  You can read it from here.  

As a regular reader of Beki's blogs I was so pleased to see that she had taken action upon her original post and done something, which you can read about here.  

Well what more encouragement did I need?  I wanted to join it too, and so I did.  I am wanting to do this in my local area but for the first time there was no bench I would have rather left it on then my Grandad's. 

I left with the book a little note, copied from Beki's.

To whom it may concern,  Please take me home, read and enjoy, then pass me on (in the same way).  If this is not your kind of book then please leave for someone else.  Have a great day.

I got such a great feeling from this and will definitely be leaving more books on park benches.  Go on give it a go, you know you want to.

Love Gem x x x x


  1. What a great idea, I'd love to come across a book this way :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  2. now i know what top do with my finished books - though some i could never part with!! brilliantx

  3. This is lovely! A friend of mine was a member of a church and they used to go and do random acts of kindness for strangers on the 1st Sunday of every month instead of the regular church service- they left a certain amount of money at the pay register in a restaurant so people's Sunday dinners were paid for anonymously, they left pencil cases with stationery outside houses in a deprived council estate, cleaned people's cars. I thought this was a wondeful idea.

  4. Really sweet! : )

    Hope you are well Gem!

    Gemma x

  5. I am sooooo trying this. In our college town this would be to find a book :-)