Tuesday, 20 March 2012
People Who Need People
I met the most delightful couple last week-end at my granddaughter's 1st birthday party. They are only my daughter's neighbours, but they are so open-hearted and generous, they have taken my daughter's family under their wing - they love her children and always bring lovely thoughtful gifts for their birthdays and Christmas. They often have the family over for a Bar-B-Q and just can't seem to do enough for anyone that comes into their lives. They have their own teenage daughter and son (delightful as well, charming and well-behaved) and needless to say, the family dog is just a sweetheart. Life was not always so good for them, but it happens that both husband and wife have worked hard, started their own business and it has been doing very well for them for the past few years. This week-end they were looking forward to spoiling his parents, who are celebrating their 50th Wedding anniversary, by re-taking their vows - flowers will festoon the house for the occasion. As a surprise they are being taken to a smart restaurant and then on a four-day boat cruise, with some other members of the family. I have rarely come across two people who exude such love and affection for themselves and others. It gave the whole joyful afternoon added radiance: I came home with a special grin on my face.