My mother-in-law learned to crochet in Cuba when she was
seven years old. It has become her
passion and something she relies on to relax and unwind. She’s made hats,
scarfs, socks, pot holders, baby blankets, you name it. When I was recently at her house she showed
me bags and bags of crotched goodies waiting to find their rightful homes.
And the best part of all is that she just gives them away. If she hears of anyone who’s had a baby or is sick or anyone that could use a little uplifting, she crotchets them something using their favorite colors or whatever colors she feels best represents the gift. We have a blanket that she made for us years ago that we keep in our living room and use daily.
For this Wednesday’s Random Act of Kindness I wanted to feature my mother-in-law for the kindness acts she’s been doing recently. It’s been almost three weeks that her husband has been in the hospital and she’s been by his side every single day. They’ve been married for over 50 years and I admire and respect their tireless love. I feel so fortunate to have so many shining examples of successful relationships in my life.
My in-laws are devoted Catholics and have a strong
faith. There has been a lot of praying
lately so it’s only natural that my mother-in-law would choose to crochet
crosses during a time in need. She’s met
a lot of nurses, workers and other people that are visiting family members and
she’s handed out countless crosses to them.
She’s so sweet because she tries to feel them out and make sure that
they would appreciate the cross and not get offended if they were of a
She is one of the most considerate people I know. In my eyes, she’s been a Kindness Ambassador her entire life. She gives everything she has to the people she loves and even to those that she’ll probably never see again.
I invite you to OM the moment for your soul and use some of
your talents or skills to do a Random Act of Kindness for a stranger. You may never know the impact that you will
have on someone. When Alex asked his mom
why she gives her creations away, she said in Spanish that it brings her
satisfaction. Translation = It brings her
joy. Kindness acts will bring you joy as
well. So get on out there and make
someone’s day! Encourage your friends and family to join in. When you do, come on back
here and share your story.