This week has been a roller coaster.
A level results day meant I found myself on a warm Thursday morning finishing my walk at 7am with Tes. Pooch runs through the gates of the church and bears left. She knows her way to where I sometimes sit to hold the silver teddy bear inscribed with a T as I chat briefly to the open air.
Tears involuntarily appear but are kept at bay all day. I couldn’t help but feel hard done by, deprived. Today I felt sorry for myself.
With that I genuinely was excited for all her friends who were starting new journeys. But I wanted her to be on that journey too. As I said. Today I felt sorry for me.
A person can change all of that though. It was an exchange of messages that day that also simply said …call over if you like. I declined saying I planned to spend the evening under a blanket.
However at about 9 I decided to wander over and found myself at a mini gathering of family and friends. We sat out, giggled a lot and of course consumed a few vinos. Children played. Adults laughed naughtily. Presents were opened. Dark chocolate brownies were consumed.
Like that, one person changed my day.
It made me think how we can change a persons day. We can even change a persons life.
On the radio this week I heard about a guy who had been hospitalised for 5 years with huge mental health problems. His life has completely recovered. What changed him? Understanding. Listening. Believing. Compassion. Love.
I reflected on my week and wondered had I had made a positive change to someone’s day this week?
I did catch a large spider for a receptionist that was about to faint!! I also made mum a filled burrito and we sat in the sunshine with a large pot of tea. Hopefully I made the new person at work feel comfortable and I’m trying to be a listening ear to a friend in need.
The great thing about trying to make life a bit better for someone else, as cheesy as it sounds, is how much better we feel about ourselves.
I can change someone’s day. You can change someone’s day. Imagine the world we could live in!!
Happy Sunday everyone X