Kindness

woman in a red dress with blue hair pushing an empty shopping trolley

 

Kindness shouldn’t be a novelty

But for some elderly people being shown it sometimes is. 

I was in my local supermarket shopping for one of my home-help clients and I arrived at the checkout and the customer in-front of me was an elderly woman. I became aware that she had arthritis and offered to help unload her trolley.

I then offered to pack her shopping for her. This is something I will always offer to do for someone if I see they are struggling.

She was so surprised and grateful that I felt quite humble. Luckily for me I am fit and able at present and to me it was no effort. She continued to thank me and even went as far as to tell me her address in case I ever fancied popping in for a cup of tea.

A moments thought on my part left both of us feeling good for the rest of the day. We all lead busy lives but can still make time for others.

 

 

Caron

Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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