The Sweetest Thing

Thank you’s really are the sweetest thing, they don’t need to be big or often said at all. I have been lucky to receive two thank you gifts this week and it’s only Tuesday! *blushes*

When it’s a friend you have helped or supported, you know they are grateful. The look on their face or tone in their message lets you know that they have been thankful of your support. After all I was just being a friend. I want to help you, I enjoy it, I also know how hard you are working to make this a success. I salute you.

My first thank you received yesterday …

Friendship through blogging, who'd have thought

Friendship through blogging, who’d have thought

I arrived home today from a long day in the office to a box, a rectangular shaped box from a shop I didn’t recognise. An unexpected parcel addressed to me. I rarely receive parcels. Especially two in two days. I looked at Mr H, ‘what’s this dear … tis for you’ he told me.

My first Flower Card

My first Flower Card

It really wasn’t necessary. To know you were safe was all the thanks I needed. I did what any other person would have done given the circumstances.

It was 4.30pm on Saturday afternoon, I was driving home from Lil G’s birthday party, a car packed to the rafters of gifts for the birthday boy. Singing along to Radio2 when the car in front hit the central reservation.

The car swerved and come to a stop in front of me. Out stumbled an elderly lady who looked shocked and upset, looking straight at me, rather upset and looking frail. I pulled in front of her, took her to the side of the road, sat her down and rang her daughter. She started to get upset so I gave her a cuddle. I offered her some birthday cake for the shock. I explained what had happened as she was very confused. We waited 15 minutes for her daughter to arrive.

As I was comforting the lady (a 75-year-old lady), I noticed another car had stopped. He was pushing the little dears car to the side of the road so that the traffic behind us could pass safely. He also needs a thank you *bows*.

The moral of the story, always stop, I lost 15 minutes of my day, that is all. The lady who I helped needed someone, if it was your mum, or your grandma I am sure you would want someone to stop and help. Bless her, she has rang me twice since and sent this beautiful Flower Thank You Card.

Signing off as a rather emotional KA this evening.


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25 thoughts on “The Sweetest Thing

  1. I agree, you don’t expect to be thanked for helping out those you love, or even strangers who clearly need it, but it is nice surprise to get the recognition x #sharewithme


  2. What a weird thing to happen right in front of you! I have to say I think it would take a pretty rubbish kind of person to see someone in this state of confusion and distress and just drive away! (Not to say that what you did wasn’t very lovely!). You’re right, all it takes is a little moment out of your life to make someone else feel a bit better, calmer and more together. And it was lovely of her to thank you like this too! X #sharewithme


  3. What a beautiful thing. These days some people would’ve just walked right passed her and not give her the light of day. I am so glad there are still good people in this world and that she got the help she needed. It was also very sweet of her to send you those gifts as a thank you. x


    • Thank you, I think you’re right, they were a lot of people which drove past just staring and looking frustrated at the traffic the accident had caused. I just thought shock = sugar and that meant birthday cake!


  4. Ahhh so beautiful! Thank you goes so far in life and only takes seconds more people should give a hand or even a nice compliment it really does make a big difference. This just made me all emotional. Beautiful and glad you were appreciated too! Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme


  5. OMG that brought tears to my eyes. I love it when you get an opportunity to help another human being. We are all in this life together and being able to make a difference to someone’s life is the most gratifying thing on earth. Well done you!


    • Aww thank you, it really upset me to see her so flustered. I couldn’t help but stop and help her. I just hope someone does it for me one day.


  6. A little thank you goes a very long way! Poor lady must have been terrified, thank goodness for people like you. As a non-driver I hope someone would be that kind to me if I were in her position. Lovely post #sharewithme


  7. That’s lovely. Not everyone would have stopped to help, so glad for that lady’s sake that you were behind her and able to help – definitely a well deserved thank you. Little acts of kindness like that make the world a much better place 🙂


  8. This is so lovely, well done you for your acts of kindness….I think that particularly an act of kindness to a stranger says so so so much about a person and clearly you are a love!!


    • Aww thank you. You’re right Suzanne, even at 4.30 on a Saturday afternoon people still drove past. Hubby is glad I did but he always worries that I may stop for the wrong person one of these days but as I was alone in the car and it was a little old lady, I couldn’t leave her x


    • You’re so right, it’s something I’ve tried to in still in George and thankfully he uses it in the right context and just at the right time! Happy Wednesday lovely x


  9. Thank you is such a simple, easy phrase but so often forgotten by so many (which bugs the s**t out of me) I’m a stickler for manners you see! I digress……you didn’t have to do what you did, even if it was second nature to you, you didn’t do it for the recognition, but you most def deserve a MASSIVE thank you (or a tap on the back, virtually from me) As that’s an amazing act of Kindness KA. Good karma 🙂 I hope the lady was ok in the end, & I’m sure your comfort helped her no end xx


    • Aww thank you lovely lady, I couldn’t have driven past, she needed someone to help her. I was surprised at how many drove past just staring though! Ruth is just fine thank you, her car not so much, oops! X


  10. That’s so lovely! You did what any good person would, you were there for that lady in her time of need. It’s so sweet that she sent you the flowers to say thank you.
    (Popping over from Share with Me)


  11. How lovely for your kindness to be recognised and that lady was very lucky it was you driving behind her as I don’t think everyone would have stopped 😦 x


    • Thank you. So many people have said the same, as we were standing waiting for Ruth’s daughter to arrive you could see people tutting and getting frustrated in their cars as their journeys were being affected. x


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