This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and their theme this year is “Kindness.”
so as a creative theme we are asking people to reflect on kindness . This could be someone’s kindness to you, seeing an act of kindness to someone else that made you feel better about the world… Real or fictional, poetry, story or reminiscence.
Sometimes it can seem that there is a lot of greed and brutality in the world but the truth is that there is a lot of kindness too – so let’s have a week of celebrating that.
Going through my photos to find one that represented kindness to me I came across this one. I am a cat person and not generally a dog fan but I walked this beautiful golden retriever, Cathy, as part of my job some years ago. Cathy was a guide dog for the blind but her owner, who was very elderly, was too frail to exercise her sufficiently. Cathy was the sweetest natured, kindest dog I have ever come across. Walking her was one of my favourite ever jobs and this picture reminds me that kindness is not confined to humans.