Lemon Curd Kindness

Random_Acts_Logo-296x300I have woken up craving lemons, well more specifically it is lemon curd that I am craving. I eye-balled some in the supermarket the other day and resisted the impulse to sneak it into my shopping trolley. But now I am wishing I had given into my desires.

However…I did buy lemons and with other ingredients I already had, I baked some lemon slices which I am taking over to a friend’s home later this afternoon. I keep wanting to gobble one, but I am going to be good.

Well…it is thinking of lemons and lemon curd that has inspired me to write about a person I want to share with you, in connection with my nomination from Michelle, the creator of Mws R Writings for the Random Acts Of Kindness Award:

RAKA, RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS

I started a new job back in August. New jobs are always a bit nerve-racking aren’t they. Well, so far, it seems to be going well. I am a bit worried because I think we are going to be even busier leading up to the holidays and I am still not as fast as my other colleagues. I am getting there bit by bit. But every week there is something new.

All of the other staff have been very lovely and very helpful. I am so glad to be part of a team who are so kind and have been so patient with me.

But I wanted to mention one of my colleagues particularly. She is Italian and like most of my Italian friends, is very lively and vivacious. She is very good at her job and is super diligent. She is soooooo helpful. There have so many times when she has kindly explained things to me and shown me how to improve my work. Not long after I started she bought me a delicious lemon curd muffin from a local coffee shop. She is indeed a very kind person who commits random acts of kindness all the time! I am sure everyone loves her as much as I do.

I was thinking about work. I really like my new job and especially the people I am working with, but I have had some really tough situations to endure in previous employment. When you have difficult, obnoxious colleagues – they can make your working hours a nightmare. I am sure I am not the only one who has been in a job that is hard to endure. Have you had the feeling of dread when you think about facing your workmates again? Or perhaps it’s the clients or customers that make the job unbearable? Have you ever had days at work when you were close to tears most of the day, or had that feeling of wanting to walk out on a job and never go back?

Well, kindness is sometimes the ray of sunshine that keeps you going. So of all the places to be kind (and home should of course be the foremost haven of kindness) please remember to be kind to your workmates and colleagues. Some of your workmates may not have a kind word waiting for them at home, they may face hostility or abuse. A kind word at work can help dissipate stressful situations. Kindness can sustain the heavy hearted. You might not have any idea how close to tears your colleagues might be.

I keep meaning to bake and take something into work for my new colleagues – it’s just that I don’t have any time on Wednesdays to bake, so I would have to make something on a Tuesday and then take it in on Thursday… I am going to have to work out when I can bake something and take it in so it is fresh for everyone to enjoy. That’s the very least I can do after all the kindness that has shown to me by my new colleagues!

 

Random Acts Of Kindness Award

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I was delighted to be nominated by

Mws R  Mws R the creator of Mws R Writings for the Random Acts Of Kindness Award as you can see in her post below:

I have loved this award ever since I first saw it and have loved reading the posts from other bloggers in response to their nominations.

As with many awards there are a few rules:

  • Copy or paste image for reward on your post.
  • Write a paragraph on a random act of kindness, either you saw, was given to you, or you have done. It is okay to spread the love people. You don’t have to name specific names or what events but tell us about it.
  • Share this award and link to original post or tag the person who nominated you.
  • If you should want to do this then you can leave an open ended invitation, or personally tag others.
  • Pictures are a good share to, if you have pictures to share a random act of kindness, that is great!

Ooooooh…I have had to give a lot of though to this because I have witnessed so many acts of kindness over the years, many of them were random ones at that.

I have to say I love kindness…what would life be without kindness???

I have been the recipient of kindness from other people over and over, including many other bloggers.  I see acts of kindness every single day.  I guess I also see acts of unkindness too.  But I hope more and more that kindness wins out and we can all seize every opportunity that passes to be kind to someone.

When my blog was quite new I published a post about a journey across the country…and right at the end I related a little opportunity I had and grabbed to perform a random act of kindness:

Then came another shorter train journey to my final destination.  On the local little train there was an older lady, she was probably well into her eighties.  She was wrapped up well, but had no gloves and as I chatted with her I saw her rubbing and blowing into her red hands.  Well, co-incidentally….I had forgotten my own gloves when I had left the house.  When I was at the station waiting for the train and noticed how bitterly cold it was, I bought some gloves.  Only, the only pair I liked had a second pair attached. Two pairs for the price of one.  So I pulled the brand new gloves out of my bag and handed them to her.  She was so pleased.  She seemed to be crying tears of joy.  It was lovely to end my journey chatting with a sweet gentle soul after all of the other trials of dealing with challenging passengers during my epic day on the British Rail Network.

I love having a little opportunity to be kind. Being kind is a wonderful way to achieve instant happiness.  Whether you are on the bus, or train, or any other mode of transport, please be kind, be considerate, be patient and be lovely.  Try not to harass or offend your fellow passengers.  Kindness is and always will be one of the most beautiful qualities to possess.

Now I nominate…

uzma.wordpress.com

who published a very beautiful post this week:

https://ashellinmaking.wordpress.com/2018/08/28/blooming-in-bleakness/