Yesterday afternoon I received the loveliest surprise. You may have already guessed exactly what from the picture above and yes you'd be right.
On returning from lunch my colleague Diane informed me that a patient had popped in with a card and some chocolates for me. It caught me completely off guard.
It's fair to say that as a practice we have the most generous and loveliest of patients, and yet they never cease to surprise and amaze me.
I certainly don't do my job to get thanks, nor do I go out of my way to be nice to people just to get things in return. And yet in all my years of working there, I have found that my kindness has unintentionally reaped so many rewards.
I now count the majority of the patients there as friends. It's hard not to after fifteen years. They've witnessed me grow up from being a painfully shy teenager to the - not quite as young as I'd like to be - woman I am today.
I guess it's true what they say. Being nice to others has a domino effect.
In a world now filled with so much evil, I take comfort in these small random acts of kindness. It restores my faith in humanity, if even only for a short while.
I'm off to enjoy these scrummy looking chocolates with my mum.
Wishing you all the loveliest of weekends. Until next time...
Lots of love Justine xxx
Thorntons Continental 'The Taste Journey' features an assortment of milk, dark and white chocolates. Includes Thorntons Signature, Espresso, Salted Caramel Praline, Sicilian Lemon, Chocolate Milano, Hazelnut Slice, Alpini Praline, Seville Caramel, Vanille Truffle, & Viennese Truffle.