As you know I would give the last shirt on my back to anyone who needed it, and I think nothing of it. However, when the shoe is on the other foot, and I am the recipient of some kind deed, I am ever so grateful and sometimes as my friends put it "don't know how to say thanks and move on because I am always doing for others but find it hard to accept when they do a kind deed for me."
Recently I "inherited" another digital camera but no accessories. Not knowing whether the camera was still operational and not wanting to just purchase the accessories, I needed to figure out if it was worth my while to even bother with the camera. Thinking to myself that it would be nice to just be able to borrow a charger to check the battery, I headed over to Freecycle Barbados (Facebook group) to state my plight.
Wouldn't you know it, no sooner had I posted about needing assistance with a charger , another member (Carla) posted that she had one and would love to charge my battery for me.
In another post I read of another member (Leslie) with a dish cover she no longer needed...it was the exact cover for my white French dinnerware...how lucky was that?
Yesterday I decided to take the drive out to the south of the island where both items could be picked up.
Leslie had left the dish cover to be collected at one of my favourite plant nurseries (before they moved so far away from my beaten path.)
It was nice to be able to visit once again.
I saw quite a few plants that I used to have in the older days.
Plants that I should consider replacing.....
The orchids were in bloom.
More plants I used to have.
These miniature baby pink kalanchoe caught my eye.
Heavens to Mercury Troy!!! I actually came away without purchasing any new plants....that deserves a hundred pats on my back.
Leaving this oasis of loveliness behind, I headed onwards to meet Carla, who turned out to be one of the nicest young people I have ever met.
Instead of allowing her to charge my battery, I asked her to test her battery in my camera, and voila it sprung to life. Thanking her for her time and generous spirit, I ventured over to the supermarket across the street and left her with a mid morning snack as my thank you.
Stopping by to visit another girlfriend along the way, I was gifted with these.
Kindness, kindness, kindness all around.
Thank you everyone for everything.