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.