I just read a post by one of my favourite bloggers, myboyfriendisinIndia, about giving and I had a few thoughts. I, myself, love to be kind, I would never dream of going to anyone’s home for a meal or drinks without taking something. I make homemade breads, and my closest friends have their favourites, so I like to be thoughtful and take some to them. I love to give flowers, I love even more to send flowers (special occasions!) and when friends have sent me them I have really loved it!.
But what about the ungrateful people? And sometimes it can be the very people you least expect! A couple of weeks ago a lady I have worked with for many years and get on very well with, was complaining about the state of her finger nails, I told her about a product I have used for years called ‘Nail Magic’, its quite pricey, but really excellent, at home that evening I noticed that I had a spare bottle, so I gave her it the next day, she barely even thanked me, I couldn’t believe it! Honestly, I would have been absolutely thrilled if someone gave me a bottle of it!
When we stay at my dearest and oldest friends house for the weekend, I take flowers, chocolates, wine etc… there is no excitement from her for them, when they visit us I make a genuine effort to show how grateful I am for the lovely things she brings, I want her to know how much I appreciate the thoughtfulness.
Many folks say people never surprise them anymore, frankly people shock the crap out of me all the time! However I have always loved giving and being kind, I won’t change, there are of course people who are grateful and appreciative in my life, maybe that is why the others stand out so much!
Wishing you all good thoughts, kindness and blessings, all highly under-rated!