I love meeting inspirational people. They often pop up in unexpected places.
The venue for the latest was my nephews’ wedding, the swanky, Mitton Hall Hotel in Clitheroe UK.
Among the guest, in the elegant Tudor building, the photographer quietly went about his task.
Nothing extraordinary about that, I hear you say. But after the obligatory group photos, the photographer started acting in a very unusual manner.
He offered to take photos using guest’s mobile phones. He snapped this lovely pic of my husband and I, using my phone. I love the jaunty angle, which offsets the fact that Graham is a foot taller than me. We thanked him for his kindness, to which he explained, he was doing it for everyone. Then, as the afternoon light dimmed, he used his photographic flash light, to illuminate wedding scenes so everyone to snap an optimum shot.
I did not catch his name, but I thank him for his example. As a people person, a true earth- angel, he seemed to always look for ways to help with simple acts of kindness. His acts of kindness have sowed a seed in my heart, to emulate his example in any small way I can.
How amazing would it be, if we all helped one anther each day, in simple, kindly fashion?
Perhaps, opening a door; giving up a seat on the bus or train; or, a smile and a hello to greet a lonely, passing soul.
Please let me know your ideas of simple acts of kindness, together we can illuminate our lives together. Perhaps, we can give History, a snapshot, of a kindly time amongst humankind all around the world