KINDNESS – The little thing that matters most
I am so proud of this amazing girl. Jaime and I had to pinch ourselves at the HarperCollins Summer Party last night at the thought of her book hitting shelves around the world.
She is inspires me everyday and I know her book – ‘Kindness – the little thing that matters most’ will be loved by all who read it.
Baby Trout also did well by not popping out on the lawn of the V&A!;)
SURPRISING THE AMAZING OLIVER
Jaime and I surprised a little boy at his School so we could drop off a whole load of kindness courtesy of Winsley School in Bath.
Oliver is 6 years old and has been donating his super duper bone marrow and T-cells to his sister Evie who has Hodgkins Lymphoma.
As we all know it’s not just the person with cancer who struggles but also those around them.
Oliver has been through so much and has only ever wanted his big sister to be well again.
Oliver is Life no. 2 of the 52 Lives School Kindness Project and the children at Winsley School made cards, wrote beautiful letters and made video messages telling Oliver just how brave and kind they think he is. They also heard that Oliver liked going to the cinema so used the remainder of their cake sale money to buy cinema tickets for Oliver and his family.
We can confirm that Oliver is every bit the legend we thought he was and it was so lovely to see his reaction to receiving such kind gifts. His little screech at receiving the cinema voucher was especially awesome!:)
To see the video Winsley school made for Oliver and also see Oliver’s reaction when we surprised him at his school click here; – Winsley School’s message for Oliver
Turn off the news people, the world is filled with kind and wonderful people!
101 RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
I travelled to 23 countries over two years, saw some of the most beautiful sights on the planet, and went on some incredible adventures. But without a doubt, the time I spent helping other people was the highlight of my trip.
I recently had the immense pleasure of speaking to the guys at Young Gloucestershire. This wonderful charity supports disadvantaged young people (aged 11-25) who are facing challenges in their lives. They were such a great bunch and we had an amazing time. One of the many things I spoke about during my presentation was just how rewarding it was to be able to help others.
Inspired by this message the Young Gloucestershire gang later organised an entire day of performing 101 Random Acts of Kindness as a way of helping others and spreading the word about 101 Things To Do When You Survive. Dressed in their 101 shirts and jerseys the guys wrote and gave out inspirational notes, friendship bracelets, cakes and even hid gifts for people to find.
A huge thank you to Gemma and Young Gloucestershire for asking me to visit and for putting the biggest smile on my face – and on the faces of every single person they helped during their day of kindness.
You guys are amazing and utterly inspirational.