I wouldn't normally do this, but today I just have to. I know that those of you who read my blog expect all things beauty but I had to share with you this random act of pure kindness and compassion that I witnessed this morning.
Its 4 below as I write this at work. The car took forever to deice. Now where I live and work is a nice area, I'm lucky. Like everywhere there are places a bit less desirable but all in all its a lovely place to live. We are by the seaside and the Downs and have beauty all around us.
I think that's why we forget.
Forget that there are people less fortunate than ourselves.
Next to where I work is a small open gated garage, space for one car. It belongs to our neighbours and goes unused most of the year. Today my heart broke.
Snuggled in sleeping bags and blankets there are 3 homeless people and there beloved dog, trying to keep warm and get some sleep. As Richard dropped me off I caught a glimpse and said to him 'Omg, its so cold, what can I do??' As I muttered these words the lady from the next shop along emerged from the back door with a tray of tea, coffee, milk and biscuits.
Thank god we have people in this world like her. Something so simple as a cup of tea will make their day better. It wont give them a roof over their heads but it may just make things better for a few short minutes. I'm am a bit weepy as I write this, that simple act of kindness has made my day different, made me stop and think.
Think how no matter what everyone belongs to someone, homelessness can happen to anyone, bad luck is bad luck and can happen to any of us.
So if on your travels today you see someone less lucky than the majority of us, realise how lucky we all are. Spare them a smile of kindness, make someones day better.