Loved this piece from this week’s SMH ‘Health & Science’ section!!
So true…kindness begets kindness.
Quick story for you – I flew back from Melbourne the other week on the usual ‘6.30pm tired and grumpy execs’ flights. Everyone buried in their phones with a generally tense, slightly stroppy vibe, you may know it well? Whilst the man in front tutted and harrumphed at me accidentally knocking his arm, my soon-to-be neighbour cracked a joke, jumped up and like a miracle worker rearranged the overhead lockers and popped my bags up for me. I was SO appreciative of this small act of compassion, the consequence of which was not only an immediate lift in spirits for me, but even better – it seemed to start a small chain reaction of goodwill from those in the rows around us, bringing out more patience, smiles and thoughtfulness from many.