Posted by: chiarraigrrl | February 1, 2010

It’s all about the little things…

I’ve seen several lovely things over the last number of days which really put a lift into the day – it’s amazing how the small things can really pick you up. Many times over the last couple of weeks I’ve noticed Dublin buses waiting for people to make it to the bus stop – just last week, I was running across & down the road in hopes of catching the bus that had pulled in at the stop down the road, fully expecting him to take off before I got there… and he waited for me to make my mad dash down the road! I’ve heard other people have similar experiences – and it really makes a day so much more pleasant when that happens.

Or, for example, the little scene I noticed on my way to work the other morning. A taxi was stopped in the bus lane, with the driver putting the passengers’ bags in the boot of the car. The passengers were a young couple, who were saying goodbye to a young man whom I presume they must have been visiting. It seemed the two blokes were good friends, and as the girlfriend got into the taxi the two guys gave each other big hugs and said their goodbyes. It took all of a minute, maybe two, and the bus waited patiently for them to say their goodbyes and get settled into the taxi, etc. No horns honked, no one shouted about the taxi taking up space at rush hour, no one made any aggravated noises about sitting there… it was lovely! Unlike what you’d find some other places… šŸ˜‰

Little lovely things like this are all around us, you just have to keep your eyes open. Like when my mother was walking toward the doors of the local shopping centre laden with bags and a young fella ran from a few shops down to open the door for her. Or the teenager who stopped to empty his pockets of change into a homeless man’s cup a week before Christmas. Or the man my brother saw leaving a cafe with a takeaway sandwich and coffee who passed a homeless man, stopped, and went back to give his lunch to the man on the street. Or the millions of times an elderly lady has gotten on the bus and multiple people leap up to give her a seat. Or the times you see someone in the supermarket let someone with only a couple of items go ahead of them at the till.

I’m not saying it’s perfect, far from it. But there are nice things going on all the time, if you just look around… šŸ™‚



  1. Nice šŸ™‚

    Happy St. Brigid’s day !

    • Happy St. Brigid’s day to you too! Hope you had a good day… šŸ™‚

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