Attributes of Mothers: Kindness
I’ve always admired how my mother exuded careful kindness to all things. I loved watching her tend her garden, clipping roses early in the morning and digging out weeds. She would have appreciated this little brass mister to water the indoor flowers and to use in her garden. Flowers, were a way that my mother cared and showed kindness, but she usually didn’t keep all the flowers for herself either, but flowers are what embodied my mother’s inherent kindness.
In the drawer of her nightstand, my mother always kept a stash of beautiful cards so that she could write a note for a friend that she was thinking about (these are some of our favorite letterpress cards). Often she would send me to deliver the notes along with a vase of her freshly cut flowers.
When she wraps a gift even now she likes to tuck some fresh flower or green into the ribbon. Tending her plants, writing notes, and thoughtfully wrapped gifts are just a few ways I saw kindness in everyday actions.