Thursday, 24 October 2013

Nice


I took Chris to the station at some ungodly hour this morning, and on my way Back through the village of Dyserth I noticed two cars had stopped in the road with their hazard lights on.
It took me a little while to realise that both car drivers were  out of their cars and both had gone to the aid of an elderly chap who had fallen over outside the newsagents.
Not much of an early morning story. But it's a warm one given the hour.
I delight in little acts of kindness
And am reminded of one I experienced in the 1980s
I wrote this blog entry over 7 years

Enjoy this and the video

http://disasterfilm.blogspot.co.uk/2006/02/little-actions-of-kindness.html

Ps here is a second video of dawn in Trelawnyd ( forgive the dog snot marks on the window)


50 comments:

  1. I love the runaway buggy.... Jeeeezus!

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    1. She looked rather nonplussed did she not?

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  2. Thanks John, that had me blubbing by about two minutes in!

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  3. Oh the hands reaching out so poignant - wonderful.

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  4. Kindness to others is admirable in any form but I doubly admire your sister - I think it's easier, somehow, to show kindness to strangers than to those closest to us.

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  5. Early days of your blog when like me, you had few readers but ploughed on regardless. It was a very moving post and sounds like a reaction to stress.

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    1. I cannot quite believe I have been writing it for so long.....

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  6. A nurse unexpectedly gave me a hug this week.....the uniform never looked lovelier and her kindness was very welcome. x

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  7. What a lovely post to begin my day! Thank you John! xo

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  8. I found some of the clips in the video utterly shocking watching people driving past those in trouble and as for the guy with crutches - incredible. Thank goodness there are a few good ones.. Xmas card half finished....just off to finish it! x

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    1. I like the thought of cameras on cars....kind of neat

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    2. the cynic in me says they have cameras front and back due to crashes and insurance. they are becoming necessary for motorbikes. And I have seen them on cyclists.

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    3. I think they're mandatory in Russia, for insurance purposes, but I may be wrong.

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  9. It may be my current state of mind, but that made me quite teary.

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    1. Oh dear....... Some of the scenes kind of grab you by the throat sometimes

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  10. Beautiful video (the first). Those little acts are so profound for the person needing help, the person helping, and anyone who witnesses it.

    If you hadn't told me about the dog snot, I wouldn't have noticed. Thanks loads!

    The earlier post from 2006 is powerful.

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    1. It is still a powerful memory even now too

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  11. The video had me sniffling too.
    Acts of kindness are a common everyday thing I think, even these days. Maybe less than before, but the bad guys get all the attention so we don't hear that most ordinary folk do care about their fellow man. A bit anyway.

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  13. I haven't cried like this in ages...

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    1. You were over due then!

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  14. Random acts of kindness really do make the world go round in my opinion. I think they're contagious (in a good way) because those who have those acts performed for them are likely to perform them for other people.

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    1. You wrote a blog about them recently as I recall

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  15. This is what gives hope in a crazy topsy turvy world....there are still good people out there.

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  16. It takes so litle to be kind and yet....and yet....so few of us make the effort.

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  17. Main video helps to restore one's much-dented faith in humanity and, boy, does it take a battering! A tonic!

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  18. Beautiful, tender video of the random acts. Now I have to check out the older blog entry.

    Nancy in Iowa

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  19. I have taken to starting each morning by reading your blog. It is always good for a sniffle, a snort or a smile, or sometimes all three! Thanks so much :-)

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    1. Some of it is just bollocks of course..you don't mention that bitX

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    2. That is because we all have a 'bollocks" allotment for the day too!

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  20. When I saw the title of your piece today John, I didn't know whether I was going to get a trip to the South of France, a kind deed or a biscuit to dip in my morning coffee.

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    1. .....or a meander not my personality?

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  21. Your earlier post was very moving. I've commented over there.

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  22. Yes, those little moments that can have such a huge impact. We so often underestimate the power of kindness.

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  23. John,

    This world needs more random acts of kindness from everyone!
    Thank you for sharing this powerful video.

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  24. The world's not such a bad place after all...your earlier post was very touching

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  25. Kindness always wins my heart, and you Sir are the finest example !
    I'm smiling at those furry lumps, just like a priceless eiderdown :)
    Lovely.
    ~Jo

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  26. An ARK moment. I like them

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  27. Please ! not dog snot... they are works of art in our home !

    cheers, parsnip

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  28. Even though it sometimes seems that our society has become cynical and jaded and selfish, those little acts of kindness are everywhere and show that in daily life people are still compassionate and caring.

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  29. I watched and sniffed a bit and then realized most of the scenes involve snow and winter.What the hell. It's here, again.

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  30. we all need to remember to care a bit more about others. thank you for the reminder

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  31. Oh my goodness John .... I got the lump in the throat { ... no rude remarks Tom Stephenson !! } ..... Along with the lovely acts of kindness, it was the music that tipped me over the edge ! XXXX

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    1. We all need a good cry x

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  32. That was just what your Dad needed.

    I have been on both ends of random acts of kindness. I think the giving makes me happier.

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  33. That is great that they stopped to help that man. Too many here in the US would go on by and do nothing.
    It makes for an absolutely great post, John.
    Happy Friday to you all. ♥

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  34. How kind that those men stopped to help. I seldom witness a random act of kindness (I don't get out much), but I know they occur all the time.

    Love,
    Janie

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  35. We hear so much of the badness in the world,we sometimes forget that there are little bits of human kindness going on all the time.

    A wonderfulway to start the day, thanks John.

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