Saturday, April 12, 2014


Good morning, we sure are having a lot of visiting time on this AtoZ challenge, aren't we? I have coffee ready and fresh banana nut bread. Yum. It is a recipe I have never tried before, but will be the go to from now on. I don't know if you read the Mitford Series a few years ago by Jan Karon or not, but she later published a cook book with recipes from that series. My friend Linda A showed kindness to each of us in the Card Group and bought us the cook book. It is a good one. KINDNESS, something I am afraid is dwindling away. My young friend Chris, shows kindness to me by mowing and weed eating my yard, at a reasonable price.
So when I sit out here I see this.
(BTW, this was taken in early fall, last year, but you get my view)
My other young neighbor Steve, mows my field, scrapes my driveway and is always willing to do something for me. You read about my neighbors Jackie and Phil yesterday. Pastor D, the associate pastor at my church was so kind to Curtis, his 6&1/2 years in the NH. Always visiting him and treating him so sweetly, even when Curtis had no idea who he was.(It was an hour away) They are all kind.
Andrew is one of the kindest children ever. His teacher last year commented on his being kind.
Kindness is something we all need to show. I love it when I see someone being kind, don't you? Today I see people being rude, sometimes hurtful to people who are supposed to be their friends. I don't think we realize how our words hurt sometimes. If we would stop and think before we say things, kindness would soon become a habit. Today I am asking myself, am I kind? If so am I kind enough? Another friend of mine Lisa Crutchfield is so kind to me. She doesn't have to be, but she is. She is so generous and I love her, not because of her generosity but because of her kindness. She is so much younger than me, she doesn't have to give me the time of day, but she does. Always a hug and a smile.My blog fairy is so kind to me.We have never met, yet she shows me kindness. There are so many more who have and continue to show me kindness, I could never mention them all. Kindness comes in all shapes and sizes. Kindness is free! I challenge you today to be kind and to be aware of it. Be aware of being kind to others, make it a habit, like you have made a habit coming Through My Back Door where life is good.


  1. Morning Betty, sure have been enjoying your A-Z posts. Kindness always is a great thing, Hugs Francine.

  2. We were just having a heated debate on a community site about a restaurant called Dick's Last Resort that is known for being mean to customers. Someone (not realizing what it was) took her 15-year-old and 11-year-old daughters. Apparently they have a sign out front but she didn't see it and the waiter called one daughter ugly and the other a brat...people were saying she should have seen the sign--it's big enough? I still can't see why anyone would pay to eat in an establishment where they insult you!

  3. "No one has ever become poor by giving". Kindness matters.

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  5. Love your A to Z posts, Betty! But I especially like today's post! I have been trying to impress upon the grandkids that Kindness is one of the most important things in life. You can take it with you wherever you go for the rest of your life. Thanks, Betty...You are a Sweetheart!

  6. It is easy to tell that you are a kind person Betty just from looking at your face or reading your blog. No wonder that you have others doing kind things for you... It takes a friend to make a friend. I'm happy that you have so many kind people around you. My post is on kindness today too. We are both blessed with good friends. Hugs

  7. Betty: I have ben reading your posts but not commenting...just whipping through them. I have 9 boxes left to open and will have all my stuff and junk to find places for! HA! Love it in MN. and being near my kiddos. They do keep me busy. Posting soon!

  8. Awwww, I just love this! It is funny because my teacher's aide and I have been struggling to drive this home with my students this week. It was so frustrating to see such unkindness but a joy to see kind hearts. We made pairs of the class and had them carry around an egg in a bag. It represented friendship and how fragile it is. If they broke their egg, they got a new one plus one to show that their is work involved in restoring broken friendships. Some students made it through the week with just one egg. Others cracked them left and right. And, you could plainly see it all connected with how they treated one another. If only (myself included) could see how much easier it is to be kind, what a change in the world it would be.

    Thank you, KIND friend, for this reminder!


  9. Yes, Kindness matters! I have tried to be nice to people in public, to say thank you more with a smile! OLM


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