This morning my pal Mummy Barrow shared a photograph of her cold feet out walking her dog without shoes on and tagged it #BarefootCoatless. I was interested to know why so I went to her blog and read todays post. Mummy Barrow went to Jordan recently with World Vision to see the refugee camps and it is a follow up to this, saying that refugees fled their homes in fear. The took what they could grab, and for most of them planning ahead to colder months was unlikely to have crossed their minds. A bomb lands nearby your house, you don’t plan and pack a suitcase, you’d grab the children and leg it in whatever you were wearing wouldn’t you?
I have decided that I am no longer afraid. I’m not going to live in fear of things I can’t change. In fact, sod the bad people, I’m going to be happy. I’ve decided I’m going to fight back in a pacifist way. I’ve been being deliberately kind to strangers. Regardless of nationalities, religion or skin colour. If I can help I’m going to try. I’m calling it random acts of kindness. Today’s #RAoK was trying to get a lost dog back to his people. The last few days I’ve seen several (at least 30) A4 home printed flyers stuck everywhere there was space. This family clearly were missing their little Jack Russell. So I was at home minding my own business and the local radio had a traffic report that said their was a dog in a main road nearby.