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 guestures...cards? 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 magnets...to quote one:
Practise senseless acts of beauty and random acts of kindness!
Sums up my neighbours and my friends well, don't you think?