Kind People

This post is a slight deviation from the theme. I can’t think of a place for the letter ‘k’ and the only thing I can think of is ‘kind people’ so…

White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)...

White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys), in profile, calling, Traverse City, Michigan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Every where I’ve lived – on my travels in Canada and abroad – my life has been enriched by kind people.  If I work backwards, Brighton – where I currently live and am preparing to leave – has served up some of the kindest and most generous people I’ve ever met.  Yes, there have been difficulties, but besides keeping these posts to 500 words, I’m also dedicated to keeping them positive – it keeps my spirits up while preparing to move.

Staying positive also attracts good things.  If I made these posts about the troubles I’ve encountered on my journeys, that would only attract more trouble.  If you want to read about the housing crisis in Britain, read the Guardian!  or corporatewatch.org.  Both serve up the ugly side of things.  Corporate Watch published a whole issue on housing in the U.K. in their Autumn/Winter issue.  What they have to say is largely why I’m leaving the U.K.  Though am returning to Canada because I miss it!  I am truly homesick – I wrote about that for the letter C.  And also because I want to be with my mother in these coming years.

Here in Brighton, I’ve been given almost everything I could ask for, and the housing situation is such, that kindness has given me a bed when I would otherwise have landed sleeping in the rough.  I kid you not!

In Barcelona, the same thing.  Kind people gave me shelter when suddenly – and through no fault of my own, rather through circumstances beyond my control – I found myself with no where to sleep!

In Budapest, kind people helped me find flats.  In Montreal, kind people helped me move house, and others gave me accommodation while seeking a home, and others – my last landlord – offered to find me a flat if, and when, I ever return.

In Traverse City, Michigan kind people put me up while I looked for my own place, a kind person rented me an office, and a kind person rented me my first flat.

When I lived in Victoria, kind people helped me move home, gave me work, rented me rooms in their shared homes.

My life is full, and made easier by kind people.

Kindness is gift that can be given freely.  Please, show some kindness today.  You may change someone’s life – for the better.

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Posted in 2012 A-Z Blogging Challenge (Places I've Lived)
5 comments on “Kind People
  1. Libby says:

    I kind of had a rough day today, so hearing your post on Kind People was much needed.

  2. It’s so lovely to meet kind people! It’s amazing the kindness that can exist and flourish in a dark world.

    Good luck with the challenge!

    Dianna Fielding
    Sociologyfornerds.com

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