I like to think of myself as a caring sort of person (don’t we all?) so I was a bit disconcerted that I couldn’t really think of a random act of kindness I had committed recently.
I’d like to blame the fact that I work & study from home and the fact that this means I am a bit isolated from other human beings, like this tree is isolated from its tree-friends and therefore can't bestow random acts of kindness upon them...
But I'm afraid my lack of contact with others may just be a convenient excuse.
So, all I’ve been able to come up with is that I taught my friend’s son about giving to buskers when we were in the city the other day and I shared my room with a room-less colleague when I attended the recent HDR Summer School. Maybe this random act of kindness thing is an area I can work on…
Got any suggestions?
I just shared an article with another PhD student.
It took me 3/4hour to final track it down and then found it didn't say what I thought it would :( but since it would be very useful for another student i sent off the link.
I think you are downplaying this lending a bed to a colleague business. Can I remind you (and tell the blog-o-sphere) that you had known said colleague for all of ten seconds when you offered her a bed? And had basically offered it before we spoke when another colleague had explained my predicament. It was absolute, open hearted, didn't-hesitate-for-a-second, kindness. I could have been a total creep. but you took a punt. THANK YOU. x
Deb you are guilty of so many acts of kindness! You are the kindest person I know. You walk 10km with a strange dog to return it to it's owner; you send gifts to friends overseas to remind them they are still loved; you help virtual strangers with their computer woes; you run after people in the carpark to return something they have dropped; you drive for hours to visit a friend who is feeling sad; you cook for anyone (and everyone!). Trust me - you don't need to work on the kindness thing.
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