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'An act of genuine kindness to warm the heart' blog discussion
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Lately there seems to be an increase in grumpiness but this act of generosity, I know there are more examples, places it all in the shade.
My dad has a flat he rents out. Yesterday it was completely flooded by a burst pipe in the flat above - everything is totally ruined. The tenant arrived home to find the fire brigade on the scene. Luckily my dad is a decent landlord and an all-round good guy - he has put her and her two teenage kids up in a 4-star hotel with an open credit card, until the insurance company works something out, just so she doesn't have to worry about a roof over their heads. But that's not the kind gesture I want to tell you about - the guys across the hall (unaffected by the flood) brought the family in and made them dinner yesterday evening, just out of neighbourliness. A simple but so thoughtful gesture on a really traumatic day.
Mortgage Free ahead of schedule November 2008! :T
Calvin (to Hobbes) - "Sometimes the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere is that none of it has tried to contact us."
Don't forget to do your bit too. It doesn't have to be much, sometimes a coin to help out - the harrassed person in a supermarket, the confused pensioner in a carpark - it can turn a bad day into a good one.
It's so nice to be able to give to others & often it doesn't have to cost you. Just friendship goes a long way.
Like nicsue says 'it can turn a bad day into a good one'.
Puts my paying for a very poor (on tax credits ONLY) friends deed poll to shame really. (And yes, she did NEED said deed poll)