Amidst all the strains of modern life, isn’t it good to see kindness making the headlines, writes our independent Saturday columnist, Observer.
There are so many examples around us and my plea is for all to do at least one good deed each day.
I was particularly taken by the messages featured on this website, taken at the Uckfield Volunteer Centre on World Kindness Day.
The Brighton and Hove Buses driver who saw the person off the bus and then across the road is to be applauded. It wouldn’t have taken long but it made a huge difference to one person.
And yesterday, I read about the Uckfield residents’ association which is offering a helping hand to people who live on Manor Park and Hempstead Fields.
Again, much of the things that will be done are small, probably taking not much time, but making someone else’s life so much better.
I am seeing similar actions at London rail terminuses and tube stations where travellers are asked to donate winter coats for the homeless and those in need.
One day, I may have to express my feelings about the homeless, even though it doesn’t seem a huge problem in Uckfield – on the face of it.
The coats scheme in London is a great idea.
It is another example of a small action making a huge difference.
We should all try harder.
Uckfield Town Mayor
Well done Cllr Spike Mayhew for rescuing the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy sapling. It was far too vulnerable to deliberate or accidental damage; even boisterous dogs knocking into it.
Just hope our mayor and all those who care for the fledgling tree have green fingers to nurture it for replanting, perhaps in 12 months time.
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