This episode is subtitled: ‘A little kindness goes a long way…’
A few kind words is what I should have had for Caitlin last week. I felt guilty for not having the patience to have a proper conversation with that defiant six-year-old, so since then I’ve been consciously trying to do kind things every day.
I started at an easy place – my next-door neighbour, Lily. Whenever I can, I pick her up for the Companions session at Teacups so she can have a cup of tea and a piece of cake with other people who are looking for a bit of company. But I don’t spend enough time with her myself; so I made a point of popping round on Monday evening and taking her some flowers from Tulips that didn’t have a long enough shelf life for me to sell. She was delighted.