In this mad, mad world, where a lot of the population are obeying the rules and a crazy few are it seems taking delight in disobeying them it is so good to come across acts of kindness. I had one today and I do hope he doesn't mind my sharing it with you.
Today friend W and I should have been going up over the top of the Pennines to Kirkby Lonsdale to meet our friends P and D who were coming over from Windermere. We intended to lunch as we always do and catch up on any news. But of course none of us could go and we were all disappointed. But this morning I had a postcard from D. I would like to tell you what he said.
Sorry the picture of the Ranunculus is on its side but it is a beautiful image of one of my favourite flowers. He intends to send me a card from this collection from The Royal Horticultural Society each week for the next twelve weeks (he has twelve of these cards in a collection) during the self isolation period. He says 'hopefully I will not be sending you the whole box'. It is small acts of kindness like this that more than wipe out the images of the thoughtless and stupid behaviour of a minority. It raised my spirits more than he will ever know.