Thursday, 5 March 2015
RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS ADVENTURE 2015 ~ Week 4
This Friday is the last Random Act Of Kindness week in the series of four for 2015, hosted by the lovely Betsy at My Five Men.
This week I have not been in the position to display a significant RAK because I have been quite busy with bus driving, helping a lady friend gardening on Wednesday and of course looking after baby Peter today and tomorrow.
However, there are three little ones which might add up to a whole. I hope.
One is almost a carbon copy of last week. On Monday whilst driving the bus I was scheduled to pick up a 90 year old lady from an opticians. When I arrived at 12 am at reception, asking for her the receptionist said she had already gone and was worried about how she was going to get home so they rang for a taxi. She had forgotten she had booked Dial-a-Ride for the return journey and they said she was getting very absent minded. They were most apologetic and asked me for some leaflets and application forms for our service, which was nice. On my way home I called in to see if she had got home safely but this time there was no-one there, so I rang the office and they had not heard anything either so they rang her to see if she was ok and I am pleased to say she was. Naturally I was a bit concerned but there was nothing more I could do personally as she obviously did not hear the front door bell.
Also, whilst waiting for a passenger at a supermarket an elderly gentleman stopped me and asked me about our service and said he could do with us next week. I said, "No problem, sit in the car out of the cold and I will explain everything to you - if you fill in this application form I will take it to the office and fast track it through for you and then as a member you can just ring the office and book the ride." Needless to say he was a happy bunny.
Today, a nice neighbour knocked on my door and I invited her in to see Peter. She said she and her husband were going on holiday for three weeks, would I look after her house and make sure all the mail and newspapers are put out of sight. I usually do this for them every year. I have their key and they have mine just in case I lock myself out . . .
Today a lovely act of kindness was shown by a good blogging pal, Penny at Alias Jinksy to grandson Peter. She crocheted a beautiful blanket for him, shown here. Thank you Penny, you are very kind.
And here is the proud owner, sitting in Grandpa's chair with his cuddle blanket. I'll be posting about him again soon.
I enjoyed these RAK weeks and reading about kindnesses shown by my fellow blogging friends.
I am linking up with Betsy's RAK week 4 post HERE