“London had eyes of the bluest skies as if they thought of the rain,” said her mother, Jade. She had a fighting spirit, a huge beaming smile and a laugh that made everyone else giggle.
Jade Brittany is the momma of four beautiful babes. Her third child London was born a micro-preemie at 23 weeks; she weighed just 1 pound, 2 ounces.
The doctors said London might not survive, but her family never gave up hope. After 154 days in the hospital, London’s family proudly brought their miracle baby home.
London was a strong little girl. She fought hard to overcome the complications that came with being born so early. Sadly, her tiny body could only survive her chronic lung disease for 17 months.
Jade’s family cherishes the time they had together and counts their blessing for the beautiful memories they were able to create.
Paying It Forward for London
As the first anniversary of London’s passing approaches, Jade feels the overwhelming grief of losing her child. Her goal is to channel her pain and use it to spread love to honour the daughter she lost too soon.
Her ability to feel her anger and still choose to act with kindness is genuinely inspiring.
Her wish is to spread light and joy in the world with random acts of kindness. She is asking us to join her to ensure London is forever remembered by using hashtag #payingitforwardforLondon.
Let’s show this family what their community is capable of. Are you in?
Small actions create big impact.
As Jade can attest to, you never know what is happening in another’s life. A random act of kindness can make a significant difference to someone’s mental health.
A simple smile directed at a stranger can brighten their day. Telling someone how much they mean to you can deepen your relationships.
Let’s join in Jade’s challenge and spread kindness in honour of London. Let’s show her siblings that something beautiful can come from the loss of their sister.
Random Acts of Kindness
Here are just a few ways we can pay kindness forward for London:
- Donate items you aren’t using to someone in need.
- Pay for the person behind you in a line-up.
- Donate a service you provide.
- When you feel like complaining, say something positive instead.
- Tell people what you appreciate about them.
- Donate blood.
- Welcome new neighbours to the community.
- Shovel someone’s snow or mow their lawn.
- Return a parent’s grocery cart for them. Return your own cart.
- Hold the elevator door.
- Give up your seat on the bus.
- Surprise someone with a treat.
- Donate to the food bank.
- Learn about someone’s culture.
- Make everyone feel included.
- Offer to babysit for tired parents.
- Resist looking at your phone in line-ups. Stay present.
- Bring a meal to someone who is struggling.
- When you get excellent service, leave a review.
- Pick up litter you see on the street.
- Learn the names of your mail person, bank teller, school secretaries.
- Write to someone who has impacted your life and tell them how.
Let’s do this in honour of Jade and her sweet baby girl London.
To let Jade know you have accepted her challenge, please snap a photo of your act of kindness and tag her on Instagram @jadebrittanyblog and use the hashtag #payingitforwardforLondon
You can find Jade on Instagram @jadebrittanyblog
What is your favorite way to spread kindness?
Originally posted to Instagram Feb 26, 2020