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Friday, 12 February 2010

Jill (our lovely Fun Monday host) says

For February 15th, please tell about something nice someone has done for you, or an act of kindness you witnessed a loved one perform, without being asked. It can be lately, or years ago, but something that touched your heart, and that you remember for that reason. Feel free to tell several stories if you wish, but remember, this is not YOUR RAK, it’s one that was performed for you or in your presence.

Where to start?
Recently there have been so many and various RAK.

I'm lucky to have two generous neighbours. One brought me some blueberries just cos she thought I'd like them. The other passed across sacks of fertiliser for the garden. Just when we thought we'd had the 'last'; neighbour turned up with freshly picked produce from her garden for us.

Not counting the frequent cups of coffee we've shared.

Then there's 'himself' not and never ever been prone to romantic You must be joking! Stuff like that is a 'waste of money' according to him.

Imagine my delight and surprise when he bought me roses! Coincidence? Maybe he's turning into a 'softee' for a while...

Then there's the friends who did a 200 miles round trip to collect me so we could celebrate together.

The same people who told me (a few years back) to 'get a passport' when you turn 50. Then proceeded to book, pay for and take me with them to Dublin to celebrate that birthday 'milestone '.

They turn up from time to time, unannounced and with little 'warning' usually a quick phonecall, "open the gates...and put the kettle on...see you in 5"

I have a number of fridge quote one:

Practise senseless acts of beauty and random acts of kindness!

Sums up my neighbours and my friends well, don't you think?


Gattina said...

My neighbours are also my friends. We always try to help each other.

Lil Mouse said...

Indeed it sounds like you have very good friends!

Sayre said...

Lucky woman, to have such friends! It doesn't have to be a big thing (like a trip to Dublin) - it can be something small, like a cup of coffee and a willing ear!

The Church Lady said...

I like that fridge magnet!

Yep, it sounds like you have some generous neighbors and some genuine friends!

joangee said...

Tis only in the last year we've had friendly neighbours, which is why we appreciate their RAK so much.

For 10 years we had the 'neighbours from hell'.

I won't ruin a positive theme by saying anything about them.

It's truly heart-warming to have friends to treasure.

I treasure you too my online fiends, contributors to FM

Faye said...

I want a friend who will organize an impromptu trip to Dublin! Have only been there once, but it spoke to my Irish soul. I walked and walked. Checked out the record shops. Bought my sister a doll. Do you hope to return any time soon?

joangee said...

Oh Faye, if only...
I'd so love to return to Dublin, it's a while since I've been.

Nothing planned for this year tho'.