I See Kindness

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A little while ago I put this picture up on my Instagram feed.

The caption said:

A big creepy fish.  A circus.  Jesus’s pillow.  Thats what my kids saw… What do you see?

We recently got some mail.  I had an idea of what is was, so I let the kids open it.

They dont get much mail, seeing as they are seven and five years old respectively.

And when they saw it, they were pretty darn excited.  I asked them if they remembered the cloud that we had tried to identify, and they immediately said yes!  So I asked them again, “What do you see?”

And they started talking a mile a minute… thinking through the image and loving how someone elsehad interpreted it.

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See, the generous @walkeranimator (Matt) had seen that cloud picture I posted and drawn up his own version of it.  I believe he called it “Mama and Baby Loch Ness”.

He then went above and beyond and sent it to the kids!

We felt so blessed by the experience and thankful to the amazing Matt for his awesome talent!

If you are on Instagram, feel free to visit him and his fabulous baking wife @carlasconfections.  Carla also has a blog

Carla’s Confections Blog

Thank you so much guys!  You are the best!




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  1. Regina @ SpecialtyCakeCreations.com says

    Wow, Carla and Matt are really wonderful people. How nice of them to send that drawing :) I always was stoked about mail as a child.

  2. says

    You are seriously too kind Amanda! Thank you for doing a post about this :) I truly feel that even though this was a small gesture, the world needs more little kind acts like this. And honestly it’s all my pleasure, especially getting to see pictures of your kids and seeing the excitement on their faces. I hope this post inspires others to do something kind for someone, even if it’s something small or even if you don’t know the person.

    Also we really appreciate you sharing Carla’s blog. You are the sweetest :)

    Also thank you Regina for an amazing comment :)

  3. says

    It is so nice to see some positive things in a crazy world these days. Especially this past week. I enjoyed watching Matt draw what he saw directly after you posted your instagram photo. He was so excited to show you his rendition. Thank you Amanda for bringing little bits of light to the world. It is very refreshing. I also cannot get over YOUR kindness in sharing this post with everyone, and especially you linking people to my blog. Thank you so much! I am truly humbled!

    I love that you framed Matt’s picture too. I know it warms his heart knowing that drawing is hanging up :)

    You are so awesome Amanda! And thank you Regina too! You are too sweet.

    • says

      You guys! Just love you both. There were quite a bit more comments but they were lost when I had to remove the post. :( You have fans! :) Thanks again for your generosity and kindness. You are amazing!