Saturday, 13 December 2014

A Good Deed Done.



Happy Weekend Beauties!

I've been having a really good think about something that happened to me yesterday morning and I thought I would share it with you and how it's now 24 hours later and I'm still thinking about it. Bare with me while I explain the situation.

I work in a pretty big retail shop and every now and again we run out of the basics, tea, coffee, milk ect. and someone will go out and get it, I've done it a few times in the past and was asked again to do it yesterday luckily for us there is a tesco across the road less then 30 seconds away so it's a pretty easy job to do and once done everyone is happy. 

Anyway, I picked up a basket, had a little wonder round and ended picked up everything on the list written in red pen on the back of my hand you know, just encase I forgot.. I picked up two massive 4 pints of milk, one green and one blue and got in the queue to pay. It's not a secret that I have the arm strength of a baby bird and holding heavy things in not my 'strong' point, This Tesco is notorious for always having a massive line and I was 3 back so a few minutes in my arms where giving out and I was shuffling about. I wasn't making it obvious I was struggling or anything like that you know, just dealing with the situation. 

The guy paying was almost finished when the girl in front of me turned around and said 'Would you like to go in front of me?' I must have raised my eyebrows with a little bit of shock I mean it's not everyday people just offer you their place in a queue or show an act of assistants like that, she quickly added 'I can see you've got heavy things, I'm in no rush.' I was genuinely touched, living in a massive town centre and growing up in London I'm used to queuing, being bumped into, people pushing in and general rudeness so to be shown kindness in probably the most simple way was enlightening to say the least. I of course said 'thank you, I really appreciate it,' and went on to explain my what I was doing, we both exchanged a laugh and then went our separate ways.  

I then completely forgot it happened until I got home at around 9pm last night, and upon reflection of the terrible day I had had after the pleasant incident I realised I hadn't reciprocated the good deed and passed that good feeling on to someone else, I felt pretty guilty about it but while lying in bed wondering how I could brighten someone else's day before I went to sleep I realised there isn't a time frame on it, in reality everyone should be doing little things or big things every day to make other people smile it doesn't matter if you know them or not.

I don't think what you do matters all that much, you could help someone who is struggling, tell someone their are rocking their new hairstyle, or simply asking if everything is okay in their world, we can all help brighten our world.

Have you done anything recently to make someone's day better?

Jamie
x



1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed reading this story! It is so sad that we are surprised by random acts of kindness, but it's the littlest things that can make the biggest difference. xx

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