Tuesday, 6 November 2012

One good turn deserves another

A few weeks ago, I came up with the ingenious idea of personalising a picture of Beansey and making it into a "Skyfall" poster for his birthday invite.  Only, I didn't have the time to learn or the know how as to how to go about this.  Luckily, the rather gorgeous Emily from a mummy too came to my rescue and sent me a lovely, personalised invite that I then got printed into 6 x 4" photographs for my son to hand out to his friends.

She wouldn't take any form of payment, as said she was happy that my son was happy.  So, I promised her that when the opportunity presented itself, I would "pass the kind" back on to someone else.  

That moment was this morning.

I was standing in the checkout queue at the supermarket, and accidentally bumped into the lady behind me who was carrying some flowers.  We had a little giggle, I apologised and said something like "Oh I am so sorry, can I do anything for you" and she jokingly said "oh yes, you could pay for my flowers".    We laughed, and then I remembered.

I turned to her and the following took place:

Me: "Actually, give me those flowers, I AM going to buy them for you"

Lady: Don't be ridiculous dear, it was just a joke"

Me: "No, seriously a few weeks ago, someone did something extraordinarily kind to me and I promised that I would pass that kind on.  It would be my pleasure to pay for them, I insist".  I then took the flowers off her, and gave them to the checkout lady who scanned them through (deffo in cahoots with me!)

Lady: "Oh my goodness, what a lovely story, they are actually for my mother who is very ill and housebound, she will love this story, you are ever so kind and I promise to pass the kind on as well".

We hugged.  We smiled and I left the shop with a spring in my step, knowing that an act of random kindness had made someones day (in the same way that Emily's did to me).

I know she'll pass the kind on.    I hope reading this has prompted you to do something nice for a random stranger.  If you do and it does, please come back and let me know.

Peace and Love


S.A.M xoxo


38 comments:

  1. I love this! What a great thing to read well done girls x

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  2. You just made me cry, damnit!! I had a kindness this morning that I will pass on soon. Max was struggling with the school run this morning, and a woman who didn't know us from adam saw this, stopped and asked if we'd like a lift to the school in her car. She has no idea how much we needed that little bit of help. <3

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  3. What a great story and a fabulous random act of kindness!!! I love stories like this - I get goosebumps in a happy, want-to-hug-the-world kind of way. Well done to you for passing it on! x

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  4. Love it. And hopefully what goes around comes around too :) More kind in the world has got to be good though.

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  5. I love this story, so great to hear of a little act of kindness, it can bring so much happiness with it too! A lovely one to blog!

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  6. Beautiful x I will share this and pass the kind on

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  7. This is such a lovely story. You had me a little teary ;)

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  8. That is amazing, what a lovely thing to do x

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  9. Fabulous story - I feel quite inspired ;) xx

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  10. I love this! I hope I can pass on the kindness too one day :) xx

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  11. This is amazing. You are so lovely to have done that xx

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  12. ahh that's lovely....I'm all of a shiver! x

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  13. I love random acts of kindness, they fill my heart with joy

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  14. Just come back to read this a second time. It's lovely :) x

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  15. What a lovely thing to do! Your post has made me smile :) There needs to be more RAOK around our world xx

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  16. Super Amazing Mum8 November 2012 at 22:48

    we should start a "movement" I am going to pledge to do a random act of kindness once a week and see how I go....

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  17. The time will present itself, it is the law of the world surely?! HOw can it NOT?

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  18. I think it has made most people feel like that but in a good way. I have certainly vowed to do more

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  19. thank you! Please come back and let me know what you do!

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  20. blog about it. Let's get a *movement* going. Make sure to pass the kind on Mrs!!!

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  21. This is a lovely story. I had a RAOK (random act of kindness) passed on to me a few weeks back. I blogged about it (obviously) and I'll pay it forward again as soon as I can.

    http://www.iamtypecast.com/2012/09/random-acts-of-kindness.html

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  22. This is one of the nicest posts I've read for a long time. I think that's pretty damn amazing.


    CJ x

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  23. Fabulous story - I feel quite inspired ;) xx

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  24. I love this! I hope I can pass on the kindness too one day :) xx

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  25. That is amazing, what a lovely thing to do x

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  26. oh wow, Sophie, that is AMAZING. You and Emily are both so lovely. xx

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  27. What a lovely thing to do.
    x

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