The lovely Annie gave me a lift to Kerry‘s thanksgiving service together with Helen and Helen yesterday. It was very clear from the service and the love for Kerry, that she has left behind quite a legacy and we got talking about how little thoughtful things people do for you can really make a difference. Which got me thinking about the things people have done for me.
A friend once brought us a shepherds pie after we moved house so we didn’t have to cook. I was so overwhelmed that she’d been thinking of us, that I’ve tried to do the same when friends have had babies, knowing that practical help is so much more needed than presents.
I remember going to see the doctor when I was pregnant with H, as I was feeling terrible with a headache I just couldn’t shake, she was so lovely and said she wanted to take me home and look after me. Just her understanding made me feel so much better.
More recently when Z entered his school talent show as a Magician and I was terrified, knowing that as quite a sensitive little boy it was going to be very scary for him. Magicians.co.uk read my post and sent him a couple of new tricks. He was so excited that a real Magician had heard about him that it gave him and me a real boost.
Has anyone ever done anything for you that really made an impact?