Tag Archives: Kindness

Rules for Life #39 A problem shared, is a problem halved…

Do you have someone who you can turn to when you’re going through a challenge, a problem or even a crisis? Well I sure hope you do!

We humans despite how much we mess things up, we usually rise to assist someone in need, not all of us, but most of us will. Those who don’t, well it’s difficult to know why, but there can be all manner of things that deter them from holding out a helping hand.

I struggle to see someone going through a crisis and not give a supporting voice, a listening ear, a helping hand, or simply take the problem over and sort it out for them.

I love the underdog, those who need help, I am there…

But that’s me; and as they say the more you give the more you get back – not instantly, but overtime your kindness, empathy, compassion, understanding will be reciprocated in some way – plus the more you give, the better you feel about yourself.

GOOD KARMA has a way of finding its angels and rewarding them.

Here’s one of my mottos…

The difference between an outstretched palm and a helping hand is a twist of a wrist.




Roast Dinner

Roast Dinner, a seriously undervalued treat!

I love food, most of us do, I like food that packs distinctive, or traditional flavor, delivers that hmm hmm response, makes you eat too fast, while looking for ‘seconds’.

I recently discovered a new friend, across many aspects of my life chart this friend either mirrors my values or presents a variation that I can live with. What I liked most about this friend is the willingness to care. No questions asked, just an instinct to care. Following what I have been through of late, this was a refreshing and much-needed experience.

Meal one; I was offered Chicken Thai Green Curry, not out of the pack or tin, but hand prepared and served. The next meal was a Full English breakfast, again served with TLC. The last meal was yes, the eternal English Sunday Roast… beef, roast potatoes, asparagus, yorkshire pudding, gravy, carrots etc.

Now I like to cook, those of you who know me know this, but the fact is, it has been a long time since I was served three wonderful meals with delicious full-bodied red wine, with open-hearted commitment and fine company.

It is the simple things in life that often make the biggest impression on me. It is the simple things in life that are propelled into the realms of negative drama that has the opposite effect.

Sunday_roastBon provecho!