I didn’t think this would actually be my first post, but in light of recent events, I thought it was time to spread some positivity. I’m sure most of you are aware of the terrible attack that occurred in Manchester; my thoughts go out to anyone who has been impacted. Yet among everything, what struck me most was the amount of kindness shown throughout the aftermath of this horrible time.
Receiving messages from friends and family, to make sure I was safe, and hadn’t been in Manchester at the time, was heart-breaking, and equally so touching. So, I thought I’d share some random acts of kindness that I’ve experienced over the past few weeks.
1.The Asda Delivery: Being exam season, I’m currently not going out to food shop, and hence the need to order in my groceries. Of course, when my delivery is due it’s pouring with rain, and I’m dreading hearing the intercom, as I’ll normally walk up to find the delivery truck. Not this time; the delivery man had wheeled all my food inside, and I stayed warm and dry. Nothing major and yet it made my day.
2.The Secret Kitchen Cleaner: Now I’ll admit it; my flat’s kitchen isn’t the clean haven you’re shown on open days (As much as I wish it was). Not a surface is spared when it comes to mess, spillage, and now that it’s exam season, lots of coloured pens and various textbooks. But one day I walked in to find all of the cooking and dining surfaces spotless, everything was neatly stacked, and miscellaneous objects put away. For someone who is rather particular within my cleaning habits, this was a lovely gesture, and yet no-one has ever come forward as to take credit for their work. So, all I’ll say is to whichever of my flatmates it was, thank you!
3.Not So Deep and Meaningful Chats: To many, a text or a message on social media is completely ordinary, but sometimes it can mean a lot more. Through exam season, as any student will know, you can feel isolated, especially if your exam is taking place very late on in the season; I can tell you, it’s not much fun watching your friends already celebrating. But then you’ll get a text saying someone is coming upstairs for a chat and a drink, or that they miss you and hope your revision is going well. It doesn’t seem like a lot, but the sentiment behind it is so much bigger.
Overall, I suppose this is just a shout out to the huge amount of wonderful people in this world, whether that be directly within my life, or the millions of complete strangers out there; what you do is deeply appreciated.
Please keep this positivity flowing: comment below and share some of your favourite moments from this week.
Take Care Everyone, Speak to You All Soon!