Start the new decade with a good deed
Wednesday, 6 January 2010 | Admin
Happy New Year everyone! And what a cold and snowy start to the New Year it is. Yet again this morning I bundled all three kids to school only to find it closed (hats, scarves, gloves boots on, car defrosted, trip to school, school closed, 25 minutes of my life that I'll never have back again...hey ho).
There's no doubting that this weather is picturesque, but what a pain in the bum it is. Schools closed, transport completely up the creek etc, etc. Bah humbug.
However, if we think it's bad, take a moment to think about elderly relatives or neighbours who may be isolated. With ungritted pavements, it's too risky for them to go out to get any groceries as the risk of breaking a bone from a fall is much higher.
Why not start the decade with a good deed and just pop in to check that they're OK. Offer to pick up groceries for them or clear their path. It's a few minutes from your day that might mean a lot to them. Go on, you know you want to.