I was feeling rubbish this morning. I'm not sleeping very well at the moment and K is having a tough week too so when i woke up this morning i had a little grey cloud over my head.
I left the house feeling overwhelmed, overtired and stressed.
And then i crossed paths with a lovely woman who did something to make my life easier.
I'd never met this person before and she had no reason to go out of her way to do something nice for someone else but just did.
She gave me a lift to the bus stop.
You may be thinking Oh Wow! You're so grateful for this? Get a grip love.
But actually yes i was so grateful.
Because the College that K attends is 3 miles outside of town in a small village and i don't drive. The local bus only runs to this village once a hour.
We get off the bus, walk five minutes to the campus, i walk K to the door and say goodbye and then its an hour wait for the next bus.
The bus goes round the village in a loop so if i could back to the bus stop in about 4 minutes then i can be home an hour earlier.
What a difference this makes to my day and my state of mind.
Firstly i have an extra hour to myself.
Secondly my stress levels are immediately reduced because I'm not sat on a village bench for an hour with my brolly and dying for a wee.
And thirdly its just really nice when somebody does something for you purely because they want to.
This isn't intended to be a preachy blog. I'm not perfect. I tut impatiently when someones holding me up, i don't always notice that i could do something to help someone else.
Without that gesture this morning i probably would've trudged through my day not giving it a second thought.
But standing there waiting for the bus i wondered.. If everyone did one small thing for someone else out of kindness, just a tiny thing, how much happier would we all be?
How many peoples spirits could i lift just by lending a hand to someone or even taking the time to notice them.
So here's my list of Acts of kindness that i will try to do for others.They wont cost me anything and might make someone else smile.
- Compliment a parent on their child's lovely manners
- Tell someones boss how fab their employee is
- Give up my seat on public transport for someone who needs it more.
- Let the person in the supermarket queue with one item go before me
- Help someone with heavy bags
- Take the time to ask someone if they are OK.
Please feel free to leave me a comment.
Has anyone ever shown you an act of Kindness? how did it make you feel?
Any suggestions for acts of kindness you feel would make someone else's day a little bit easier?
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