Help a complete stranger and earn some Karma points
I am one of those people who happens to be blessed with some of the best friends anyone could ever hope for – and those are just my “standard” friends. Additional to those amazing people are my “upper circle” as I like to think of them. If I were Queen Elizabeth I, they would be my Robert Dudleys and William Cecils. If I were Hitler, they would be my Goebbels and Himmlers. If I were Homer Simpson they would be my Marges and my Lisas.
They pick me up when I fall down, they make me laugh till I cry and wipe away my real tears, they give me a hefty kick in the right direction when I lose the path and return my marbles when I can’t find them - although often after having thieved them in the first place.
These people are:
Benjamin Hutchinson – one of the most loyal people I have ever met, who has a tonne of patience and is willing to let me repeat myself over and over when I am obsessing over something small and trivial, and will only occasionally say “you really need to stop worrying about this”, and manages to do so without sounding AT ALL frustrated (a feat which has beaten many).
Sarah Helen Harris – I email this girl almost every single day. She is one of my longest standing friends. She never fails to make me wee myself laughing and yet she completely understands when to be serious, she is full of fantastic advice, most of which I fail to take and later regret not doing so. She is also a walking genius. Of epic proportions. And inspired me to start writing a blog, because her writing is soooo good.
Lynnette Jane Davies – One of the few people who stood by me at a time when I needed friends more than anything. Lynnie will defend those she feels need and deserve her support, and when she decides you deserve it then there is NOTHING that will prevent her from giving it. She is a strong, fantastic person, mother of one gorgeous child (inhumanly gorgeous, actually. Even my mum thought so and she’s a MASSIVE baby critic.) and soon to be Wed to the lovely Alex Davies (who is an absolute diamond).
I am an extremely Loyal person – a lot of the time this trait has been to my own detriment as I refuse to see the disloyalty going on in front of my own face. But in the case of these three they have more than proved themselves to be deserving of my loyalty.
So this morning, when I received a text from Ben demanding that I get on the phone to Lynnie and make sure she’s ok I was a) a little confused as Ben and Lynnie have never met and b) extremely worried. Especially as the wedding is only 5 days away.
It was with utter horror that I heard Lynnie explain to me that last night, at about 3am they were woken up by noises downstairs, and when Alex went to investigate he discovered their front door wide open and their house burgled. Their Playstation, Nexus tablet and various other expensive gadgets had gone, as had their baby son’s piggy bank and – worst of all – their honeymoon money.
The thieves had got in through the kitchen window, picked up a bag and shoved everything into it before leaving. The noise that had woken the sleeping couple was one of their cats in the kitchen - the door is normally kept shut to prevent the cats from getting in there and making a noise/mess. The police searched high and low for the the culprits but only managed to find two wallets empty of cash (but still with cards - although they have to be replaced) and one small child’s piggy bank (hurrah!). Oh, and one empty bag used to transport items from the property.
So, as repayment for all of the good deeds that Lynnie and her husband-to-be have ever done for me, I have set up a website to raise funds to replace the honeymoon money, and some of what was stolen. BUT, I ONLY HAVE FIVE DAYS.
I am therefore calling out to all of my followers out there to please, PLEASE help.
If you’ve ever been married, are going to be married or want to be married, imagine that someone steals all your stuff while you are sleeping meters away from them, with less than a week before the big day. These guys don’t just need your help financially though – they really need to know that there are people out there who are as nice as they are, and that this planet is not just full of arseholes.
Do something nice for a complete stranger and click the link below, you’ll feel awesome afterwards.