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The Kindest of People

Just recently I have had a sudden over-whelming urge to be kind to everyone. Even the simplest little things like letting someone out at a junction to letting someone go in front of me in the shopping queue if they have less then me. And do you know what? It feels SO GOOD!

I whole-heartily believe that you get back what you give out. I remember a time way back when I lived in London and I was not in a good place and decided to take it out on the world, basically! I was walking by Elephant and Castle tube station when a Red Cross lady tried to stop and ask me questions. At this point I was feeling really rough, health wise, so I just wasn’t in the best of moods. I just pushed passed her and carried on walking. I could hear her shouting after me but it just made me walk faster. Then the guilt crept upon me. How could I just DO that? There was no excuse at all! It stayed with me for the rest of the day until I did something good. I then felt I had balanced myself out and karma wouldn’t come back and bite me in the butt!

I know sometimes it can feel that you have the weight of the world on your shoulders but I have found that if you help someone out, even if it is with something small, the feeling you get is wonderful. You are giving something back to the world so the next time you want/need something, just believe in it enough and it will happen.

This has recently happened to me, this morning in fact! At the moment I seem to be going through a ‘Kate Bush’ phase, I’m literally obsessed and want to read anything that was ever written about her. A few weeks ago, Kate’s brother wrote an article about her for The Sunday Times supplement and I was unaware of this (and totally gutted when I found out!) I knew I had to find a copy somehow and I knew I would get one.

I searched high and low, asked people at work until one guy who I work with mentioned that his brother in law worked for The Times and he maybe able to find a copy. I couldn’t thank him enough! And sure enough, he handed me a copy of the magazine which his brother in law had sent over from London for me. Now if this isn’t the kindest of people in its truest form I don’t know what is.

When was the last time you did something kind for someone? How did it feel? Let me know!


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