F:AK – The bottle of water – Free Water 3

Bottle of water on wall by ocean

Friday – Acts of kindness. I haven’t posted one in too long…

Acts of kindness – free water. I mentioned in my previous 2 Free Water Acts of kindness posts (The bottle of water 1, The bottle of water 2) that there was a third time I got free water. So here is number 3. I wrote about it on my reasons to live site but couldn’t post the pictures. Reason to live 143 – the bottles of water.

We were driving down the road and saw these stacks of water

Crate with water stacks
Crate with stacks of water

The guy who was there offered us a stack of 24 – just because. He lifted it up and put it in our car. He offered more, but I was way too shy to accept (free water, why not?)

Bottle of water on wall by ocean
Bottle of water on wall by the sea

It was a real favour because I only drink bottled water, and I really liked the shape of these bottles! These bottles were square! Brecon Carreg if you’re Welsh… and I didn’t need to buy anymore water whilst I was there because I had these!

I’d love to get back to writing the acts of kindness posts…. I feel like I’m running after my tail sometimes…

What act of kindness has someone done for you, can you do for someone else, or have you heard about recently? I’d love to hear, or you can link your posts…

Love, light, and glitter

F:AK – Free Water 2

In my last acts of kindness post I wrote about the water someone gave to me and was leaving the previous water for a new post. And, now that I’m thinking of it, there is the third water gift acts of kindness post I can write. I haven’t written one of these in a while… and I’m glad to do it now.

I was in the airport in a foreign country. I had gone through security and wanted to buy myself a bottle of water from the machine. I went to the machine with my euros to buy it. Except that, I couldn’t, for the machine only took cards. It didn’t recognise my card either…

A guy saw and I think I asked him about it. He bought me a bottle with his card, and didn’t take my money from me, but gave me the water.

What act of kindness can you do for someone this week? What act of kindness has someone done for you in the past week?

In the past week, someone met me outside the krav maga class, someone bought me a treat, and loads of people smiled at me. It’s the little things that make the biggest difference…

You can do anything you want to do…

Love, light and glitter

F:AK – Free water

Image of the free bottle of water I was given in the airport - Vitalis

I was in the airport and got a free drink. Yet again :). I’ll share the first story another time. This time it was very providential. I had bought myself a water, and wanted to buy another but the price of the waters in the machines was double what I had paid when I first came through security. I didn’t want to pay so much money for a bottle of water when I felt it should be cheaper, and I didn’t have the coins on me, so decided to manage without it.

I was sitting by the gate when someone approached me and asked me ‘Do you want a bottle of water?’. I was a bit surprised and shocked, and asked her to repeat herself. She asked me again if I wanted a bottle of water. I told her sure, I’d love it. She told me her story, she somehow had gotten 2 bottles of water from the machine and hadn’t had to pay for it, and she only needed one bottle, so was offering it to me.

Was I the first person she passed? I don’t know. I do know that I was really happy to get a bottle of water.

There was a lot I was thinking afterwards. Just the day before my sisters and I were discussing acts of kindness that people do, and I was saying that people do acts of kindness all the time. I started telling them all my stories, the random acts of kindness’s that people have done for me. They asked me how come I seemed to have this happening to me all the time? Like someone paying my parking ticket, someone buying me a drink (this story is the second drink I’ve gotten), people getting out of their cars to direct me in parking, or as in the last FAK parking for me, taxi’s taking me to places. And I responded that people are just nice! One of my sisters suggested that maybe it was god/a source of the world showing me that he/she/it is with me. Maybe :). I thought of that now. How I wanted a bottle of water and wasn’t going to buy it for myself for I didn’t really and truly need it (as I had bought one and although I wanted two, I didn’t need two) so wasn’t going to buy it, and along came a really sweet women with her husband and offered me a bottle of water…

Image of the free bottle of water I was given in the airport - Vitalis
The bottle of water handed to me

What acts of kindness have others done for you? What acts of kindness can you do for someone else? What acts of kindness have you heard about or seen in the news recently? I’d love to hear, either here, or join in and post it on your own blog, and share it here.

Love, light and glitter

May your Friday sparkle with glitter behind the words