Day 79: Nottingham Post

Being grateful to have my kindness mission featured in the local newspaper:

What an exciting couple of days!

I’m absolutely thrilled to be featured in today’s newspaper, the Nottingham Post, about my acts of kindness.

Back in the summer, the Post kicked off a ‘Good Deeds’ campaign encouraging 1,000 readers to do an act of kindness and tell them about it. So, I wrote to them about my kindness acts around the city but I certainly didn’t expect to be featured like this! What a bonus!!

I was interviewed and photographed yesterday, and told it would be in today’s paper.


As I searched through the newspaper this morning, I got a bit of a shock to see such a big close up photo of me, revealing warts and all. But this isn’t about my vanity, it’s about spreading the kindness message throughout my county!

I have to say I’m pretty pleased with the result:

Nottingham Post full page

I have to admit I was a little nervous because my brain fog was quite bad yesterday and I stumbled over my sentences and struggled to find the right words. I hoped I’d come across coherently. And on the whole, I think I did-ish 🙂

I particularly love and am bowled over by the print version’s byline: “… a one-woman mission to make the world a brighter place.” How fantastic is that!

It’s also exciting to see the article in the News section of the online edition.

Notm Post online
As I’ve mentioned before, when I do my acts of kindness I think it’s really important to keep my intentions pure: I simply want to bring a smile to someone’s face. And I never expect anything in return.

One of the unexpected bonuses that continues to surprise me is the response from others. And I really appreciate that people take the time to write such kind comments. Thank you 🙂

My mission is to continue spread kindness and keep the ripple effect going…  even more so in light of the recent terror attacks in Paris. It’s easy to lose faith in humanity, but we all must continue to shine our light and continue to spread love and kindness.

So with this in mind, my happy for today is being grateful to have my kindness mission featured in the local newspaper.

10 thoughts on “Day 79: Nottingham Post”

  1. Hi Helen, my partner and I have recently been making similar cards to give out in Derby so I was really interested to come across your blog. It’s great to find others that also want to share the love, especially in these dark times where it has become more important. We are currently doing 24 days of giving for each day of the advent calendar. Would be great to connect up. You can find me on Facebook as Rebekah Drew or on Twitter @love_beacons. Love and light ❤️❤️❤️

    1. Hello lovely Rebekah, so excited to get your message. I love that you are speading kindness across our neighbouring city 🙂 I will find you on Facebook. Hugs to you Xxx

  2. I just love to see th ripples you have so compassionately created reach further and further. I hope you are proud of yourself beautiful lady xॐx

    1. Thank you for your kind words my lovely, it’s really exciting to see the kindness ripple effect spreading further and further 🙂 Xxx

  3. Love, love, love! You are an inspiration Helen May your wondedful campaign to spread kindness, happiness and joy continue unabashed Soon the whole world will be smiling

  4. So awesome!!! So happy for you and proud of you too. And by the way, you look beautiful!! Keep shining your light – the kindness ripple effect is indeed spreading wide and far. Much love and respect!! <3 xx

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