What The Foxtel Guy Could Teach Us

 A random stranger can bring hope and a little ray of sunshine in sad times.
Friends and family have been visiting and checking on me since Reg’s passing. And in recent weeks, I needed to update some of my Foxtel equipment. One morning, Trev, The Foxtel Guy was updating and installing new equipment at the same time a friend was visiting.

Trev obviously overheard some conversation and when my friend left he asked if there was anything he could do to help. As we do, I assumed he was just being polite. After thanking him, I said  replied “no” and he left.

To my surprise, later that day, Trev was at my door with a cheerful smile and a small but very pretty bunch of flowers. He handed me the flowers and a card, saying “I just wanted to show you that a random act of kindness from a stranger can brighten you day. Everything will be alright.”

Trev could teach us about giving and receiving. The same qualities that stop us from happily giving, are the same ones that make us uncomfortable about receiving. Often it is our insecurities, lack of self esteem and self love that hold us back. If we don’t love ourselves, then we don’t trust why someone would be kind to us.

Since I have shared this with my family and friends, Trev’s story has touched everybody. He certainly made a difference to me and I’m sure he will be repaid in some form.

Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. — Scott Adams

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