A Old Friend, The Kindness of Strangers and Clouds in Cornwall

25 Sep

1   A beautiful thing – Kanu, an old friend of D’s, took time out of his day today to come to the train station especially to meet us, the parents of his much loved friend. It was lovely to meet him.

2   The train to the airport was running so late we were in danger of missing our flight. A young woman also waiting to get to the airport had called her friend and asked him to drive her there and she had overheard our concerned conversations about missing the flight. This lovely couple, strangers to us all, invited us to have a lift with them and so we made the flights in good time. They probably won’t ever read this but, just in case or in case some one who does know them reads this  – thank you so much, Jody from Dublin and Mark from Barcelona, for your kindness to strangers.

Jody and Mark

3   Driving home through Devon and into Cornwall, the skies grew ever more threatening and then, fleetingly, this lovely formation as the blue reappeared.

Beautiful clouds as we drove into Cornwall


Posted by on September 25, 2012 in postaday2012, travel


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14 responses to “A Old Friend, The Kindness of Strangers and Clouds in Cornwall

  1. Talk to me...I'm your Mother

    September 29, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    I’ve been helped by strangers sooo many times when I have been in strange places. It ALWAYS feels good and makes me want to reciprocate.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 29, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      It is good isn’t it? And everyone feels better for the gesture – the giver and the receiver. 🙂

  2. Kathleen Richardson

    September 28, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    People want to help. We need to allow it more often. Makes for good feelings for the givers and the receivers.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 29, 2012 at 9:17 am

      I agree. Most people are lovely if given the chance to be. I certainly found that with the teenagers I used to teach. I used to get so cross with the bad press young people got, knowing that if the ‘press’ were to meet them, they would love them as I did! 🙂

  3. dhphotosite

    September 27, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Good people!

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 29, 2012 at 6:46 am

      Indeed they were! We were very grateful 🙂

  4. passionatetravellers

    September 26, 2012 at 9:15 am

    kindness by strangers makes you believe in the power of GOD.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 26, 2012 at 11:37 am

      Thank you for your comment. As a Humanist I believe in the inherent goodness of the Human. Perhaps we both mean the same thing! 🙂

  5. flowerpot

    September 26, 2012 at 8:25 am

    That’s very special isnt it? Lovely clouds too! Won#t be at singing tomorrow, Sally, as I have to do an interview in Truro, buts ee you next week! xxx

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 26, 2012 at 11:33 am

      Next week we’ll be in London, babysitting! Maybe the week after?! Hope your interview goes well 🙂

  6. Choc Chip Uru

    September 26, 2012 at 12:43 am

    There is nothing as special as the kindness of strangers 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

  7. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    September 25, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    the kindness of strangers…….


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