I have always been amazed by the wonderful friends we meet through this craze called blogging.
Words of encouragement, sympathy, and an overall feeling of camaraderie.
The sort of people I would enjoy sitting down and sharing a pot of tea with.
A sweet fellow blogger http://mamabugsphotos.blogspot.com/, who I visit with most days to enjoy her spectacular photographs, had read my post about collecting Royal Albert Old Country Rose china.
She had contacted me by e-mail a few days ago, asking if I had a teapot to go along with my dinnerware.
I replied "I do, but it's the everyday teapot, not the more elegant one, I have seen available."
Christine told me she had bought herself that elegant teapot version, with future plans of adding more of the pieces.
Now several years later, she still just owns the teapot, and would like to offer it as a gift, to be enjoyed alongside my own collection.
The teapot arrived yesterday, all sparkling and new, and as pretty a piece as I have ever saw.
I have placed it in my kitchen for the time being, within gazing distance.
That kindness just made my day.
I am truly amazed at random acts of kindness, and have an enormous faith in humanity.
Just last week, whilst working at the Spay and Neuter Clinic, an elderly lady showed up to have her dog spayed, she thought it was a free service.
A gentleman standing next to her who had just had his own pet altered, randomly paid for the lady's pet's surgery.
I confess to wanting to hug his neck.
We need more random acts of kindness in today's society, I for one will be paying it forward.
Thank you dear Christine, I will forever treasure your beautiful gift.