Sometimes your faith in people is renewed in small ways in the most unlikely of places. Most of the times these days, you can arrive home at the end of the day having witnessed and experienced rudeness, selfishness and even anger from others around us. Road rage, people pushing in while queuing up, disrespectful and rude teenagers and children, bullying in real life and online, lack of service in shops, the list goes on. Basic manners and consideration just don't seem to be values that are taught anymore.
But for me, the last few weeks have opened my eyes. I am (if you didn't know) currently 31 weeks pregnant. And yes getting rather large and whale-like. But the point is, every time I have used a public toilet lately, the lady at the front of the line has offered for me to go in first (although admittedly, once, the teenager behind her got a very sour look on her face as if to say 'why would you let her push in... big deal that she is pregnant'). Each time I have said 'no thank you', but the point is how graciously it has been offered, and how unexpected it was. Even though its such a small thing, I have really appreciated other ladies being so nice! Because, as we all know, your bladder when pregnant holds about 3ml and its not long before feeling exceedingly desperate!
Have you experienced any unexpected kindnesses lately? I would love to hear about them :)