#WATWB – We are the World Blogfest – Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness #WATWB


We are the World Blogfest



Every last Friday of the month, a group of writers share something inspirational for the We Are The World Blogfest #WATWB. Anyone can join in by sharing an inspirational post about anything random you find that offers goodness in the news.


For December there is no mandatory posting to contribute, but I thought this post was a good reminder that elderly could always use a little extra compassion. For this month’s contribution to the #WATWB I thought I’d include something which evokes compassion for the elderly. Many seniors don’t get enough interaction, and at this particular time of year, offering a kind gesture could mean so much. You can pay a visit to an elderly friend or relative, offer a service that may help them out for the season, or in this case below, give them a nice memory and some physical contact with a dance.

The #WATWB will resume again in January 2018, the last Friday of each month. Hope you will join in and post some inspiration in the new year.


Seasons Greetings



22 thoughts on “#WATWB – We are the World Blogfest – Random Acts of Kindness

  1. This video is lovely! Yes, the elderly have it particularly hard during the holidays, I think. Their memories of holidays-past can be sad (because of the happiness they once had). I’m with you – hug a senior today!


  2. Hi Debby – granddaughter here was dancing with her granddad, who loves to dance … over Christmas … delighted him! He was happy as a sandboy … great thoughts and yes the elderly and lonely need that extra support – cheers Hilary


    1. Hi Hilary. So wonderful to hear. It’s amazing how much personal contact can elevate the happiness levels. Wishing you and yours a beautiful and healthy New Years! πŸ™‚ ❀


    1. Hi Darleen. Please do join us in the new year – the last Friday of every month. You will be able to link your post to anyone else sharing a post. Happy New Year. πŸ™‚


  3. Yes I agree that many elderly folk suffer from loneliness. It’s a sad sign of the times. However, a great project on TV last night was that young schoolchildren got to meet their pen friends, all elderly people, with whom they had been corresponding all year. Everyone benefits. The elderly love writing and receiving letters, and teaching the younger generation. The children can learn much from their elders, not to mention great handwriting skills in these days of computer keyboards.


  4. A great reminder, Debby. I have a 90 year old aunt who I try and visit as often as I can. My uncle (her husband) died in March 2017. They were together for over 65 years and lived in the house he was born in. I love going over and talking about the past with her. She has a huge box of photographs and we spend hours going through them.


    1. That’s beautiful Hugh. I’m sure she treasures those visits with you. I actually wrote a bit about that situation in my latest book, wondering how very old seniors must cope and feel living such a long life after burying almost all of their loved ones and friends from their lifetime with almost nobody left to commune with who could relate to their accomplishments in their lifetime. πŸ™‚ xx


      1. It’s a strange fact when you think about it, but us humans are almost like trees as we grow older. Our branches lose contact with many people who come into our lives. It’s almost like leaves falling off the branches of the trees. Many are through death, but how many are just through losing contact? And why do we lose contact? I’ve written a post about death which I’m still working on, Debby. The death of my uncle prompted the post, but I’m really pleased to say that my aunt has plenty of contact with other people. I love visiting her, even if she does lay on a small tea party every time I visit. πŸ˜€


  5. My heart always softens when I pass elderly people on the street or sidewalk (except as car drivers :-)). I give them a big smile and wonder how their full lives might have been. Often, I am amazed at their physical appearance and what they are still doing, and able to do.

    I didn’t do anything particular over the holiday period in regards to the elderly – except for calls to my in-laws every day, twice – but right now, we are taking care of those in-laws full-time. A shift in direction and focus, but they are so happy we are here, and we are happy to help.


    1. I hear you loud and clear Liesbet. The condo building we live in has a lot of seniors – empty nesters. They are always happy to have a little chat in an elevator or wherever we bump into them in the building or on the grounds outside. I hear some fascinating stories too! Glad to hear your compassion kicks in the same as mine. And glad you’re helping out with the in-laws. Hope all is well. πŸ™‚ xx


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