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writing acts of kindness


When was the last time you left an “I love you” or “have a great day” note in your child’s lunch box?

When was the last time you left them a note on their pillow – a random act of kindness showing and telling your little cherub how much you are proud of them or love them?

I had to share the love of writing, the love of sharing and telling.

Some simple acts of surprise goes a very long way. So often we forget that our little ones may also be having a tough day. A note to remind them to smile or that you are thinking of them may go a long way.

Now some little ones will probably say, “mum, that is so gay!”. But hey, you tried and they know you tried.

Sometimes that is all it takes.

Maybe there is a part in all of us that forgets to remind the other how proud, wonderful and special that person is. How grateful you are for that person. The loveliness of that person’s soul.

To stop being critical and negative and rather focus on the positive and strengths.

The “i love you xx” that randomly appears on our whiteboard on the fridge is such a surprise. SMILE! Grin… a little blush… so simple, but so effective.

Or the positive words of goodness that are sometimes spelt out with the children alphabet letters… purples, pinks, and blues… a colourful rainbow of love and wonderfulness.

I found these lunchbox notes and other goodies that you can use to write your little notes of loveliness….

To your special partner ….


And these too

And these super cute ones for the kids ….


So what can you do to get creative and write your love? To everyone… not just the kids… or to someone else that is a little special….

What is something creative you have done to share and write your love to your special people?

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  • Sonia @ Life Love and Hiccups

    ooooooooo I love these. Thank you so much for sharing such a great idea. My kids will definately have a lovely message in their lunchbox tomorrow. xxx Sonia

  • Cherie @ a baby called Max

    Oh, how sweet! :)

    this is COMOLETELY down my alley.

    I leave random messages for my husband sporadically, I think regularly would lose the special-ness of it all.

    I leave “I love you’s” in his lunchbox, or sometimes a sweet little message under the pillow when I’m on a night shift so that he knows I wish I was laying in bed next to him :)

    I love a love-note, & no doubt Max will be the recipient of a lot of these in his lifetime :)


    • Tahlia

      so sweet cherie. How special he must feel when he reads those notes under his pillow. I am sure max will receive his own special notes of love too :) xx

      Sonia, I hope your kids have an extra special lunch tomorrow. I am sure they will!!!

  • MelGardener

    Such a fabulous idea – so simple to implement and such joy on finding them. Shall definitely put a little note in my eldest’s lunchbox tomorrow – thanks for sharing.

    • Tahlia

      i know, so simple. i think we sometimes forget to just make a note and write a little message to say we love you and “I am proud”, or”you are special”. And always a surprise when the lunchbox is opened :)

  • Jodi @ The Scribble Den

    I love these little note ideas. I haven’t left notes as such but I always make sure I tell our girls how much I love them, how proud we are – just at random times. For example at the dinner table tonight I gave Miss 5 a big cuddle and told her how proud I am of how well she is doing with her dancing and piano. She often tells me “Mum I will love you forever and always”. So sweet. x

    • Tahlia

      That is so sweet jodi. You must just have a huge grin and smile when she says things like that.

  • Kellie @ Three Li’l Princesses

    Wow! They are realy gorgeous. We’re not quite at the lunch box stage yet, but I love this idea. Will definitely adopt it for next year. :)

  • Kate @ Puddles and Gumboots

    Such a gorgeous selection of notes. It’s a great idea

  • Naomi Ellis

    I love writing love notes to my cherubs and you have found some other great sources here to help out in that area. I believe it really makes a difference to our children and is worth the effort to shower them with love in this way. Thanks for linking up. N x

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