So I’m not a sharer of memes
I am however a believer in the fact that thoughts and words are beyond powerful.
You attract what you project.
I live in Wales U.K.
A small village not some huge city but still I hear the barrage of negativity on the news and social media.
From being a child I wondered why news papers and T.V news talk so much about “the bad things” that are happening in the world.
Now I’m not for a minute suggesting that they shouldn’t be broadcasted.
But percentage wise there is in very few positive news stories giving the opinion that things are out of balance .
I believe it’s the opposite.
I know that people for the most part are inherently good.
Dispite low wages and unemployment I see such amazing acts of kindness daily here in Wales.
Community and people who want to make a difference.
All worthy of news coverage I’d love to be a local news reporter just for a week!
Here is this week’s example.
I attend a spiritual development and meditation group.
Last Tuesday a new guy turns up he’s quiet and unassuming new to the area.
We sit together and chat for awhile he’s ex military had fallen on hard times had time on streets homeless and eventually in a psychiatric hospital.
Breaks my heart how this can happen to.men and women who have given so much of there lives to services.
A few months ago the royal British legion give him a grant to use as a bond to get a private rented house.
He finally feels like he’s been given a break.
Hence the move here it’s a new place for him he tells me his story quietly .
He smiles as he tell of the little cottage with a garden with a view of the mountain.
It’s so good to have a roof over my head to feel safe.
He such a lovely man I work in mental health and know how tough it is leaving hospital with no support so ask how he’s coping .
He tells me he’s doing okay pleased to have found our group he loved the meditation and will definatly join us again.
When we leave it’s freezing and I offer him a lift as he’s walked the two miles to the hall.
On the way back we chat more and I learn the only possessions he has are a bed, chair , portable T.V and his tool box.
He tells me in such a matter of fact way.
It’s fine he says smiling .
Can I help I ask?
How he smiles at me as he gets out of the car .
I don’t know yet I laugh leave it with me .
We swap details and I drive home knowing I’ve just made a forever friend.
I tell my hubby about him.and his story when I get home sitting there on our sofa infront of a roaring fire.
Sometimes we forget just how lucky we are I say.
Now here is the power of social media.
There is a fabulous Facebook page called kindness matters Swansea
My beautiful friend Sam runs it.
I message her and ask her to post asking for a sofa, microwave, and anything else that could make a empty cottage into a home.
Within minutes my phone is beeping.
A young lass Sarah
Says I have a sofa he can have!
Rhi messages with a nest of tables and a bag of bath towels tea towels and flannels!
My daughter sofa cushions, and a few house plants and a bed side table.
Zoe a microwave.
A beautiful oil painting
Han and my work colleagues are bringing in food to make up a welcome to your new home hamper.
I’m so thrilled but I’m not surprised.
Put it out there expect kindness and you will see how wonderful people are.
The next day I folded down seats in my car collected the sofa and the rest of the donations then drove over to the cottage .
As I open the back of car the next door neighbor come out to help
The three of us unloaded the car I feel so thankful for the amazing kindness of strangers who are all now friends.
There it is that eternally expanding web of connection again.
To see the difference in the cottage
As he sits on his new sofa with a huge smile on his face I cant help but smile too.
We had met less than twenty four hours earlier .
Thank you Joolz he said giving me a huge hug.
Your welcome I say.
Trust the universe and ask.
I’ve not been too good at asking he smiles.
Today I saw this which is everything I believe in.
In a meme.
Try it and see.
Don’t believe everything you see on the news .
There are some truly amazing people out there .