Have you ever had one of those moments, when a random act of kindness can turn your day on its head? Yesterday was one of those days for me. I had trudged home from the night-shift with Poison Pen’s snipes ringing in my ears and waiting for me on the kitchen table was a parcel. Now everyone likes surprises don’t they?I carefully opened it to find the most amazing CDs from the lovely Wivi at my guilty pleasures. I have often remarked on her good taste in music; as she always has a music selection on her blog, some of which I’ve heard of and some I haven’t but it’s always part of my reading ritual that I listen to her latest recommendations. Many a time my Dad has commented on the music and subsequently she has become known at Dyson Abbey as the lovely lady with the nice music. For those that haven’t checked her out before I recommend that you do and I promise you that you’ll find a little something for all tastes.
I cannot tell you how much this kindly gesture turned my less than sunshine day around. Although, after my sleep the CDs in question had mysteriously disappeared only to be discovered blasting away in a family member’s allotment! So please know Wivi how much I appreciated your gift and I thank you for taking the time to brighten my day. You are a good soul!
One of my other blogging friends Jennifer from There & Back suggested that if I wanted to leave the glamorous world of shelf filling behind me, that I really ought to pull my finger out and start putting some work together and doing some research about pursuing a publisher or maybe agent. So we both agreed to showcase our work on our blogs.
Subsequently, as its my birthday on Friday, two days before DONNY OSMOND no less! I am going to post the whole story in glorious technicolor about my very public humiliation with Serial Shagging Simon and why I had to escape to Turkey in the very first instance! As I shall be thousands of miles away from where I want to be and where I was last year – halfway up a Turkish mountain with 11 people and a goat in a Fiat Doblo; I can’t think of sharing the day or my story with a better bunch of people.
If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow human being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.