Human Kindness - Sharing What You Have

Human Kindness #4: Sharing What You Have

Welcome back to Human Kindness! If you haven’t already, please check out Human Kindness: Introduction for the background to this blog series! These stories are NOT all my own, they have been submitted to me for the purpose of this series and are a collection from some of the kindest people I know or who have contacted me to share their story.

I am ALWAYS on the lookout for kindness stories, so please do get in touch if you have one, there is a chance for you to submit yours at the end of this post (and I will always keep them anonymous). As always, if you’d like to receive these stories directly to your inbox every Monday morning, sign up to the mailing list at the end of this post.

“I work in the beauty industry so my work has been heavily affected throughout the pandemic. Like everyone, all I have wanted is to get back to work and have a bit of normality, but being in and out of lockdowns here in the UK has made it pretty much impossible to know whether I’m coming or going. It has been such a worry that my job is at risk and to know when I will be properly earning again.

During the first lockdown, I spent so much time walking and doing a range of activities and was trying anything to keep myself and my mind occupied. There were a lot of people wishing that they didn’t have to work through the lockdowns and that they, too, could be furloughed, but honestly, it was definitely a case of “the grass is always greener”. Being unable to work and earn properly is a lot better than it sounds and a lot of the time, the lack of structure and routine drove me to despair.

So during the last lockdown, I was on the hunt for a games console to play on to keep me occupied. I had been looking around a little while when one day there was a knock at my door and when I went to answer, I found a PlayStation and a load of games outside. My friend’s boyfriend had surprised me with his PlayStation 4 and all of his games, and he didn’t want a penny for it. He was giving it to me for nothing. I could not believe how kind it was, and how much money he could have gotten had he put it on ebay or sold it elsewhere.

I gave him a thank you card and bought him a collectable doll he likes, but the act brought me so much joy in a turbulent time, and the console still continues to bring me joy. His kindness was so much appreciated, and I will honestly never forget it.”

Have you experienced an act of kindness recently? Maybe you have done something for somebody that you haven’t yet shared for fear of being judged to be “bragging” or you have been on the receiving end of a kindness that somebody has shown you. My inbox is ALWAYS open for your kindness stories so please submit them!

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