FiMunro

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Random Acts of Kindness – Number One

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When my loved ones raised £500 for my husband and I to treat ourselves following my operation we made the decision to use the money to do random acts of kindness for complete strangers…

We didn’t want to profit from my diagnosis and the idea of sharing the love and kindness given to us filled me with so much more happiness than spending it on something ever could.


So today I did my first random act of kindness and it was every bit as wonderful as I hoped it would be!

Let me tell you about it…

I ventured out of the house on my own for the first time since my operation. First time driving and everything! Whoop whoop!

I went and got my nails done because I wanted a pick me up and to feel a bit more ‘me’ – look how sparkly they are! 

Feeling completely liberated by the notion of being out and about doing normal stuff I phoned my husband and asked if he wanted to meet for lunch in town during his work break. Something we’ve not done for ages(!) and a nice change from ‘picnics’ in the hospital!

We went to a local burger place who amazingly do gluten free. It was lovely sitting there doing normal couple stuff, not talking about cancer and treatment or how I’m feeling – that shit gets old and boring pretty quick when you live with it every day.

I became aware of two ladies sitting near us. They had so much joy and laughter. Everyone else in the place was eating relatively quietly, not really talking much to the person they were with and sometime just looking at their phone instead (Why do people do that?! It’s so annoying!)

But these two ladies were really happy and enjoying life and bouncing off of each other in good spirits and I thought to myself ‘you know what, why not make there day even better’.

So I put £20 in an envelope and wrote ‘Random Act of Kindness’ on it and as we were leaving I went to their table, excused myself and gave them the enevelop. Then I left.

And you know what?

It was the most amazing feeling ever! I have never had such instant gratification and pleasure from passing over £20 before. Ever!

Joy really is found in giving.

It’s made me buzz with happiness.

I can’t wait to share more love in this way.

Love and light, Fi xxx

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Author: Fi Munro

I am a 31 year old woman diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer. I blog about my cancer journey and the importance of maintaining holistic physical, emotional and spiritual health. I also talk about the importance of eating the right food...a lot! Get in touch on twitter: @fkmunro

14 thoughts on “Random Acts of Kindness – Number One

  1. This has touched me so much, what an inspiration you are and such a nice gesture. Rita, who’s lunch you paid for today is such a kind person and truly deserves this act of kindness she is one in a million. Stay strong and keep the faith xx💞

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  2. Thank you so much 💖🦄

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  3. I’m sending you my love. I lost my mum to cancer seven years ago this week. Since then I’ve been volunteering and became a patron for Marie Curie. I think the only truth I know is to love and be loved. What you’ve done with your diagnosis is so powerful Fi. I am filled with love for you and feel blessed to have people like you in our midst. Thankyou for being so special and using your insight to share love with us. Sometimes we forget to fly our heads up. Petra X

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  4. Thank you for your lovely message Petra. So wonderful to wake up to this. I’m sorry to hear about your beautiful mum and my heart fills with love for you. I’ve seen too many people lose someone they love to cancer. I hope you continue your amazing work with MC – as you know it makes such a difference 💕💕💕 lots of love xxxx

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  5. Hi Fi, I’m not sure if you’ll remember me but we first met about 9/10 years ago? Our then partners were cousins and you were living in Perth?
    I’ve just read your blog after a friend shared the story of your random act of kindness. I was absolutely gobsmacked when I realised it was you, I’m so sorry to hear you’re going through such a rough time. But you’re attitude towards your diagnosis is wonderful. You were always so full of happiness when I knew you and to keep that positive outlook despite what must have been a devastating diagnosis is truly inspirational.
    Sending you lots of love and healing hugs lovely lady xxx

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  6. Lovely to hear from you Nikki. How are you? How are your baby boys?…not babies now of course!xxx

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  7. Aww I didn’t think you’d remember me it seems so long ago! I’m good thanks luvvie, how are things for you? I noticed you got married, congratulations!! Nope definitely not babies now! Nathan is 10, Logan is 7 and they’ve been joined by a little sister, Madison, who is 5! xxx

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  8. Oh wow! Congratulations on your little girl! How is Nathan’s back?
    Of course I remembered you – I recognised your name before I even read your message xxx

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  9. Thank you, she’s a little red headed she-devil but she’s utter perfection 💖
    He’s still undergoing treatment for his back, regular surgeries through at the sick kids in Edinburgh and wears a spinal brace…I’m honestly amazed you remember so much about my little family!!
    Aw bless! As soon as I saw your picture I thought “she looks like Fi” so naturally I clicked on your blog for a nosey lol xxx

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  10. I bet she’s beautiful! Wee champ! Course I remember! Hope he gets well looked after in Edinburgh xx

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  11. This is lovely! We do something similar to this in memory of someone we lost to cancer (see our blog). Good luck with the rest X

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  12. Hi, Fiona. I just began reading your blog…haven’t even gotten through your first act of kindness and I already have tears in my eyes. As I read your story, and how you see your cancer as a gift, I cannot help but to be inspired and humbled at the same time. You are an amazingly beautiful soul…thank you for living<3.

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  13. Hi, Fiona. I just began reading your blog…haven’t even gotten through your first act of kindness and I already have tears in my eyes. As I read your story, and how you see your cancer as a gift, I cannot help but to be inspired and humbled at the same time. You are an amazingly beautiful soul…thank you for living<3.

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  14. Aww thank you! That means so much xx

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