People Are Nice.

A couple of weeks ago I passed a ‘shop-and-save’ voucher to the woman behind me at the supermarket checkout. I hadn’t reached the minimum spend required to use it and she had a full trolley. The gesture cost me nothing and took  20 Euros off her bill. That felt great.
In the supermarket this morning, I was delighted to find that the not-entirely-genuine, Croc-like shoes were reduced. I was elbow-deep in the basket searching for Small Girl’s size when a lady tapped my shoulder and asked if I’d like her voucher because she wasn’t buying enough to use it. I was dumbfounded by her generosity and by the coincidence. That felt really great.
So buoyed up was I, that I decided to march directly to the bookshop and purchase a brand new, first-hand, hot-off-the-press book. I used to do that all the time but, you know, four children cost a ton of money. Four children cost a ton of books. It turned out that the bookshop had an excellent buy-one-get-one-halfprice offer so, obviously, I bought two. I’ve been itching to buy both of these for the last month.

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I’m going to write notes inside the covers of these books to remind me that they were bought on the strength of a random act of kindness. People are nice.
Meanwhile, I’m halfway through this.

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I am spellbound.

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