Saturday, 12 March 2011

Peaceful people...

I shop for my mother once a week. It is, I am ashamed to say, something I find a chore.

But between the bakery and the chemist, the bottle shop and the supermarket, there is a little florist.

The guy that runs it is a gentleman. Lesley, his name is. I have know him for over fifteen years. He is kind and sympathetic with a calm smile. He has an aura of peace - a sense of rest about him that is adopted by folk that really love what they do each day.

I buy flowers for myself from him, as reward for my chore.

He helps me to my car each week and gives me a shrug and a grin at the carton of cigarettes and the casks of wine.

He knows my Mum. He is fond of her. He sends her a herb posy sometimes. He is kind.

I am grateful for gentle and peaceful people. Gracious genuinely cool people who show their understanding, their kindness and their care. The ones who do things for selfless reasons, not out of self promotion.


  1. KellyansapansaMarch 12, 2011

    Aww, what a sweet post. It is so lovely to know that there are still genuinely thoughtful people in the world, and that there are still people out there who appreciate them!

  2. Awwww - that's lovely :)

  3. seraphimspMarch 12, 2011

    I don't think it's shameful that it is a chore at all. I am glad there are flowers though. They bring a little light when things are hard. And people like that are gifts aren't they?

  4. I am glad there are flowers, but I don't think you should worry that you feel it a chore to do these things. You do it, and you do it well, and that is what makes you so wonderful. xxx

  5. Romina GarciaMarch 12, 2011

    Sometimes people such as these seem like a rose amongst the thorns. It's refreshing to know that people such as these still exist...and thank goodness they in fact do!!
    Awesome post.

  6. I hope you keep buying flowers for yourself for many more years to come x

  7. Catch the KidsMarch 12, 2011

    Me too. Peaceful is seriously under-rated!

  8. Hello Lucy. Here's the thing, when I read your blog or your tweets, I get a strong gut reaction that you are one of those peaceful people. I love visiting here and I am hoping you are not so swamped at the conference that I get to come and say hi and possibly hug. So excited now xx

  9. Thanks for coming over to the I love you song Lucy. Your comment is so very much appreciated. It's a lovely thing to be acknowledged by someone you admire a lot. Thankyou. Bring on Sydney. xx

  10. A very sweet post. I think peaceful people such as these are very rare, but when you do come across them they are absolute treasures.

  11. The fact that you have noticed his kindness is a kindness in itself. You deserve those flowers, Lucy. x

  12. Lucy, your posts never fail to make me smile, either because they're sweet, or downright funny. Reading your blog forms part of my day that is the peaceful eye of the storm - no matter what is going on around me.
    Simply by doing this 'chore', you are yourself a gentle and kind person. Give yourself a bit of credit, sweetie xxxx

  13. SquiggleMumMarch 17, 2011

    That is a beautiful post Lucy. Thank you for sharing the story. Looking forward to meeting you on the weekend!


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