Saturday, October 12, 2019

Small acts of kindness

I am attaching a photo of the other lake that we visited with our visitors last week. It is an alpine lake in the north-west  of our country.

I wasn't sure whether my bloggie friend will mention her travelling so I didn't write who visited me. Now I can :)

I was deeply touched when reading her latest post:

Dear Elaine - thank you for your kind words! I loved how you beautifully put my thoughts and hopes into words: "Ihr Ziel ist es, in ihrem Leben kleine Taten der Freundlichkeit zu hinterlassen bei den Menschen, deren Weg sie kreuzt."

The translation would be:
"Her goal is to leave small acts of kindness in her life with the people whose way she crosses." 


Elaine and me were talking about how important a bit older bloggers were for us. Reading their blogs was comforting for us in the darkest days of our infertility since it gave us hope that there is possibility of living happily again. We both agreed that Mali was a motherly figure to both of us. We discussed that a word motherly is very strong. We hoped that it wouldn't hurt Mali. I am writing these lines just so that Mali knows that we where talking about her when walking around one of the  alpine lakes (the other that is less touristy) on the other part of the world. And that she knows that she has been a very important person in lives of many.  


After driving Elaine and her husband to Ljubljana where they spent last few days of their travelling and saying goodbye to them I went to work.. One of my colleagues was explaining about her awesome weekend. She rented a big house at the seaside with her friends. So there were 10 couples with the total of 24 children aged between 1 and 10. She explained excitedly: "ALL of us have childen aproximately the same age."  

I thought that probably not ALL of her friends have children. That probably there were some friends who were lost and excluded  - just because they don't have children and don't fit into their circle any more. 

After that I was even more thankful for having my bloggie friends, my penfriends and all the bloggie/penfriends whom I met in person and now consider simply as friends.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend.


  1. I am so glad you and Elain had time to talk and bond. It is an honour to hear that you felt I was motherly. I have a few tears (good tears) in my eyes at the though. Thank you both so much. This is why I blog.

    And your second last sentence is perfect. Penfriends and bloggie friends who are now simply friends. Beautiful.

    1. dear Mali, thank you for your kind comment. And thank you for writing your blog!!

  2. Oh how I wish I could have been there with you both! Just know that I think of you (and Elaine) more often than you know. Wish the distance between us wasn't so geographically vast! p.s. I promise to follow up on my long promised update.

  3. Dear Klara, I am the one who needs to thank you :-)!
    And these acts of kindness are not just your goal, but your daily practice, which I admire greatly. Thank you Klara, but thank you also Mali and Pamela for all you have done for us childless women all around the world <3!

  4. I do so much agree with you: I also consider Mali and Pamela (and Loribeth) as a mother figure! And you and Elaine are my big sisters :-)
    Thanks to all of you, I don't know where I would be today without your blogs <3

  5. This is such a lovely post (and thank you, Lea, for including me along with Mali & Pamela -- what great company!!). :) Today is actually my 12-year blogoversary, and I am so thankful for all of the friends I have made through blogging -- including all of you!

    P.S. Klara, regarding your colleague's "holiday -- that must have been a huge house to hold that many people!! Can you imagine the noise with all those small children?? I think I much prefer your & Elaine's idea of a holiday, on a lake with a bloggie friend, lol. ;)

    1. dear Loribeth, happy 12th blogoversary! And thank you for writing your blog! xo