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Kindness Matters

I’ve been feeling low lately. Really low. Being low the way I feel at the moment is different to how I feel when my anti-depressants need altering. It’s a low based on real things, real events and fears and sadness, as opposed to the chemicals in my brain being out of kilter which can be completely unaffected by external things. It’s not great but I know it will pass.

The other difference between, I guess, situational lowness (not a word, but stay with me) and chemical lowness (I know, I’m asking a lot here but I can’t think of another way to describe it) is that external things can give you a real lift. One of those happened to me this morning.

I was heading back to my car at the supermarket and I had to wait for a lady to close her door. I noticed she had a little doll attached to her purse and complemented her on it. Turns out it was based on Japanese anime and she had lived in Japan for ten years. I told her we were visiting Japan next year and she gave me her card in case I wanted to ask any questions.

How nice is that?

That sort of generosity and kindness can change your day. She didn’t have to do that. In fact, she didn’t have to say anything. She could have just said, “thanks” and gone on her way. But she went out of her way to be kind.

And I my world got a little bit brighter.

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I'm a writer, reader, wife, mother and lover of chocolate. I write fiction for children and young people, as well as quality content for those who want to create meaningful engagement with their audience. You can see samples of my work at wendyallottwrites.com. I also blog at wendyallott.com, providing advice to young fiction writers.

2 thoughts on “Kindness Matters

  1. I was just passing by but that was such a wonderful story I had to stop and comment. You are so right when it comes to the little things in life. I have two teenage daughters. From the beginning we taught them how important little things are. We can brighten a persons day by saying hello or complimenting a key chain. Thank you for sharing this. It is such an important topic.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and for taking the time to comment. That’s so nice that this was something you worked to instill in your daughters. I’m sure you’re seeing the results as they grow into young women.

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