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Thursday, 13 September 2018

A Very Nice Thing Happened Today

I went into town today to do my usual shift on the crisis line.  As always, I also took a selection of goods for the Early Morning Centre, to go into the 'weekend packs' for the homeless.  The Early Morning Centre is, as its name suggests, open early.  They provide breakfasts from about 6.30 but shut (for clean-up) for an hour or so until 9.00am.

So I was filling in time, having a cup of tea when a perfect stranger walked up and gave me this.



Wasn't that a lovely gesture?  I have been smiling all day.  And, to make matters even better, the posy came from the woman who sells flowers from her garden, who I often stop and talk to on my way in to do my shift.  When I reached her today she smiled and said 'Someone gave you my flowers...'

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  1. Awwhh that is so thoughtful. Just lovely.

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  2. What a nice thing to happen... Very nice!

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  3. I love to hear of random acts of kindness. We need them and we appreciate them. The flowers are beautiful and I understand why you smile when you see them.

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    1. Glenda Council Beall: She dashed off before I could thank her properly too. I hope she has a lovely day/life.

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  4. That is the loveliest little posy :)
    Unexpected pretty gifts are the sweetest surprise aren't they?

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    1. River: I think my friend makes incredibly posies, and I was thrilled to be given one (I give them to myself from time to time too). It was SUCH a lovely surprise.

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  5. Isn't that the most lovely thing, to do and to receive.

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  6. My eyes are leaking,And it's not from the onions.
    You are wholly deserving of the gift.

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    1. dinahmow: My eyes leaked too. And have again at your lovely comment.

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  7. yeah for random acts, so welcome in today's world

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    1. Linda Starr: Perhaps even necessary in today's world.

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  8. That is very sweet, and well deserved indeed. :)

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    1. mail4rosey: It was a lovely gesture and I smile each time I walk past the posy.

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  9. Brought a smile to my face, lovely generous act of kindness, purchased from a seller you see often, even better, I wonder what the story was behind the flowers, was it a random act of kindness ,,, what ever it was lovely gesture and they are beautiful.

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    1. laurie: I can only assume it was a random act of kindness and I am so grateful to have been the beneficiary.

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  10. Maybe someone knows the work you do, the generous allocation of your time, the emotional commitment you bring to it, the drain on your spirits, perhaps even someone who knows someone whose life you have prolonged. Enjoy the flowers to the fullest; may they illuminate the light of kindness that you display to so many every day.

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    1. David Gascoigne: I believe it was totally random, and am so very grateful.

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  11. Oh, what a sweet gesture. It just shows how much you are appreciated.

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    1. mxtodis123: I think it was a gesture of kindness from someone who deserved to be appreciated. And I did. And do.

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    1. only slightly confused: I doubt it. A VERY secret admirer if they are. Just a random act I believe.

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  13. So your mystery flower giver is kind And discerning

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    1. kylie: Whoever she is, she is very kind. I hope her day was as bright as her gift made mine.

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  14. This is the perfect example of paying it forward. A beautiful gesture and a sign from above that makes your heart light up and reminds you that what you're doing today (and every day) makes a difference to others. Thank you!

    Elsie

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    1. Elsie Amata: I hadn't thought of paying it forward. And what a lovely way to do it.

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  15. Now that was really nice of someone. There is still kindness in the world.

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    1. Alex J. Cavanaugh: There is indeed still kindness. Which is lovely - and too often overlooked.

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  16. How very delightful, and thoughtful. I am smiling right along with you. :-)

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    1. DJan: Such a simple gesture, and one that has people smiling the world over. I hope she has some idea of what her gift meant.

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    1. Jamie Ghione: It was truly wonderful to experience.

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    1. Author R. Mac Wheeler: It isn't far short of twenty four hours later and I am still smiling.

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  19. Dear EC
    How lovely! It's so nice to be able to think about the good in people - and there are a lot of good people out there.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Ellie Foster: There are still a LOT of good people. Which is lovely.

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  20. Oh WOW...such a beautiful, heartwarming post!
    And you so deserve it!!
    I am smiling too now.:))

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    1. Ygraine: Deserving or not, it was a truly delightful gesture. I am glad it makes you smile too. Enjoy your break.

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  21. Oh, EC, this gives me goosebumps. What a wondrous gesture:) And well deserved.
    Hugs

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    1. Sandra Cox: As it happened I was definitely smiling. With leaky eyes.

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  22. Aww, that's so sweet! And they couldn't have picked a lovelier recipient. Thank you for sharing your gift with us, EC.

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  23. I love it Child. It wasn't random.

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    1. donna baker: I love it too - and am pretty certain it was random. But no less appreciated for that.

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  24. It is a wonderful feeling to be noticed and appreciated, and that person chose a deserving recipient. I'm smiling, too!

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    1. jenny_o: I normally much prefer to fly under the radar and remain unnoticed. Not this time. It was just lovely.

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  25. How perfectly lovely. I am so glad this happened to you.

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    1. Birdie: Thank you. I am glad too. And hope that she receives random joy and treats herself. As I hope for everyone. (Almost everyone.)

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  26. Hi EC - what an amazingly wonderful floral gift - so delightful ... no wonder your heart is so cheerful - great generous and thoughtful gesture ... it'll bring a smile to your face for many a year ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary Melton-Butcher: The smiles she created continue, and ripple across the world. Which is wonderful.

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  27. Beautiful arrangement. What a lovely surprise. x

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  28. That's so sweet and they are so pretty.

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    1. Mary Kirkland: Aren't they? My friend the flower seller grows beautiful things and her posies are always lovely. As was being given one.

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  29. Those are beautiful flowers! How nice to receive them!

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  30. That is a very nice gesture!!! And you deserve it!
    : )

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    1. Caterina: Thank you. It was a lovely thing for her to do.

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  31. It's wonderful to be admired and appreciated.

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    1. Mildred Ratched: I doubt that she admired or appreciated me, but I certainly appreciated her gesture of kindness.

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  32. They are lovely flowers.
    So pleased you received this lovely gift.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Lowcarb team member ~Jan: They are beautiful flowers and I am very grateful for them.

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  33. Completely lovely...Enjoy!

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  34. That was a lovely gesture, they appreciate your work!

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    1. messymimi: I am pretty sure I was randomly selected - but I really appreciate her act of kindness.

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  35. What a wonderful act of kindness! Pass it on ( which is so easy for you, Sue).

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    1. Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe: I hope I passed kindness on yesterday. Donations to the Early Morning Centre, a sausage roll for a homeless man and his dog, my Lifeline shift, and perhaps not least listening to an agitated mental ill woman on the bus on the way home. And the flowers made it all worth while.

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    2. Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe: Thank you.

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  36. A wonderful expression of friendship and appreciation! Lovely flowers.

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  37. Awe, a double win! A caring act of kindness indeed. I think you're liked bunches around there and very appreciated! Enjoy.

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    1. Karen S: I would like to think that I am appreciated, but this was the kindness of a stranger. Which lifted my heart.

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  38. How beautiful! You were blessed by flowers! EC you give so much and the universe was thanking you! This is so special! You are very special! Makes me smile! Big Hugs!

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    1. Magic Love Crow: Thank you. It really did lighten a tiring and difficult day. So much. Hugs to you too.

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  39. that is a lesson to all of us to sometimes do a lovley thing to someone who is not expeting it. You blessed her also by showing her how much you appreciated them.

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    1. Margaret Adamson: I hope she did see how much I appreciated them. I was in shock.

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  40. Such lovely flowers for a beautiful lady. A wonderful gesture indeed. Your kindness has touched others without you knowing it.

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  41. What a lovely boost to your day.

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    1. Anna: A lovely boost to several days. I smile each time I go past the posy.

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  42. What a wonderful thing for someone to do! It just goes to show you how much a simple gesture like that can mean, and how much it can brighten your day, but I'm not so sure it was a "random" act. I can think of no one more deserving of flowers.

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    1. Susan: It was random. Random and lovely. Thank you for your kind words.

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    1. Rick Watson: I hope it would make almost everybody smile.

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  44. what a wonderful way to start the day!

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  45. Beautiful flowers and what a very sweet thing to do.

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    1. Denise inVA: It was such a simple gesture, and so powerful. Kindness is a truly wonderful thing.

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  46. No wonder you're elated! A loving, and possibly a 'thank-you' gesture. Makes it all worthwhile, doesn't it?

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    1. Patricia A. Laster: A generous gesture which made SUCH a difference to my day.

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  47. What a wonderful random act of kindness! And the flower is lovely.

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    1. Olga Godim: I hope you are smiling. It really was a wonderful thing to do.

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  49. I wonder who did that, I love secret gifts like that.

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    1. Strayer: It is a complete mystery. She was young, and I have no memory of having ever seen her before. I am so grateful for her kindness though.

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  50. Ah, what goes around, comes around.
    Beautiful.
    Take care and enjoy the weekend.

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    1. Rawknrobyn: Thank you. And I hope your weekend is chocolate and joy filled.

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  51. Nice person, the flowers are splendid.

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    1. Bob Bushell: She was a very, very nice person indeed.

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  52. That's so nice so long since I was given flowers and never from a stranger.
    Merle................

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    1. Merlesworld: I have never been given flowers by a stranger before either.

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  53. As someone else has said above: what goes around, comes around! Such a lovely surprise, and it will go on giving - as do you, EC.

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    1. Alexia: Thank you. It assuredly is still giving. I walk past the posy several times a day and smile.

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  54. So lovely! That would have made my day, too. And you deserve it so much.

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    1. Carola Bartz: I do hope my anonymous donor has some idea of how much pleasure she gave.

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  55. Good things happen to good people! Kindness at work, I love it x

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  56. A gift from a "Perfect" stranger! Lovely!

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  57. That is beautiful, it makes me happy

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  58. Niiiiiiice.

    Makes me think how these small gestures makes someone's day, and I should do it more often too. A smile. A wave. A kind word.

    A strange man once gave me wild flowers and he kept on walking. He didn't want anything from me, just a smile.

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    1. *these small gestures make*

      sorry, I had to correct myself :-)

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    2. neena maiya (guyana gyal): It made me think too. Small gestures can make (or break) a day. Love the image of you receiving wildflowers from a smiling stranger.

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    1. Sandi: Wasn't it lovely? The flowers are fading now, but the memories of the pleasure her gesture gave are as bright as ever.

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  60. you are so lucky, got a beautiful gift.
    have a wonderful day

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    1. Tanza Erlembang: I did. And loved it. I hope your day/week is great too.

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  61. So sweet... thank you for sharing

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    1. John Gray: It is still making me smile each and every time I think of it. Kindness is a powerful force.

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  62. How wonderful! I love that someone surprised you with flowers. Beautiful! And they came from a vendor you love- two kindnesses. :)
    ~Jess

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  63. That's so lovely she did that. And wonderful work you do there.

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    1. Lynn: Weeks later, thinking of the posy makes me smile. And thank you.

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