|Photo courtesy of Fouquier via Flickr|
So, I felt the need to counter all the horrible scenes that are going on across London with a nice little story. I know that my little tale won't stop the social problems which are making themselves so evident right now, but all the same, here it is...
I was walking along the other day, dressed up in a pretty, bright frock and in high spirits as it was the weekend and I was off to meet some friends for a nice day out. As I walked past a dignified elderly couple at a bus-stop, the man caught my attention with a polite "excuse me". I stopped, thinking he was going to ask me directions or advice on what bus to catch. But instead he said, "That's a lovely dress you've got on. It's brightened up our day." His wife nodded gently in confirmation. I smiled with surprise and delight, and thanked him before trotting off again on my way, my mood buoyed even more than before.
Now, isn't that just the loveliest thing? What a sweet, wonderful couple! I may have brightened their day, but they certainly did the same for me through that brief moment we shared.